Company Description: Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.
2021-48817 - Model Development Systems Lead
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Systems Model Development Lead. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Customization of "out of the box" modeling tool/environment (e.g. script development) to meet the needs of the systems engineering organization
Development and institutionalization of modeling standards, guidelines, and best practices to ensure consistency across the systems engineering organization.
Model integration (e.g. System Of System model integration) strategies and infrastructure implementation
Development and institutionalization of model configuration management process and infrastructure
Development of model component reuse libraries
Leading modeling and simulation activities
Performing requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with minimal supervision
Performing technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
Performing customer requirements analysis, developing system requirements and defining allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
Supporting the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Researching, designing, and developing systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis
Providing leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Guiding the successful modeling activities of major programs and projects
Defining processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
Designing complete and complex frameworks, systems, or products
Determining methods and procedures for new assignments, may coordinate activities of other personnel
Frequent contact with project teams across the company
Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
Keeping abreast of technology trends
Providing resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Significant experience using Magic Draw and associated tools
Ability to work across a large engineering organization driving modeling application, standards, and consistent quality
Ability to engage and influence modeling application infrastructure strategies across a multi-contractor integrated team (modeling applied to a System of Systems)
Ability to develop and deliver modeling training to in-house personnel
Possess advanced decision-making skills
Ability to work without appreciable direction
Strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Strong knowledge of other related disciplines
Strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
Creative, innovative thinker
Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Significant experience with Magic Draw required, Agile experience preferred.
Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required within 12 months of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.