2022-58314 - Advanced Guidance Systems Engineer


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

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.

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

2022-58314 - Advanced Guidance Systems Engineer
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Guidance Systems Engineer.  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.


Key Responsibilities

This individual will work within a Guidance Systems team performing analysis, design, implementation, and test activities as part of a system prototype development effort.  Additional tasks include support of on-going Internal Research & Development (IRAD) activities in the area of inertial guidance.  These tasks are related to activities in our Advanced Guidance Lab (AGL) and include guidance concepts, technologies, Position Navigation & Timing (PNT) tools and lab infrastructure.  The selected candidate should also have good oral and written communications skills, and perform work assignments under minimal supervision, and support frequent communications within and across Integrated Product Teams. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Must demonstrate a scientific background, knowledge of Guidance Navigation & Controls, inertial sensors, MATLAB, engineering systems and the ability to further advance GDMS technology.
  • Knowledge of estimation theory, filtering, and data reduction.
  • Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of electronics and electrical systems
  • Operations of basic laboratory environments and equipment
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

The preferred candidate should have the following basic qualifications:

  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience
  • Agile Method experience
  • Understanding of LabVIEW
  • Familiarity with:
    • Circuit design and analysis
    • Closed loop control
    • Mechanical design and drafting
    • Simulation and modelling experience
    • Experience with embedded programming (C, C++, Python, JavaScript) and microcontrollers


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 3 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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.

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