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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue


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.

Job Title:
2020-43816 - Surface Ship Integrated Combat Management Systems Software Development Lead
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for our Surface Ship Integrated Combat Management System Software Development Lead.  In this role you will work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team lead our Systems Software Development and Testing team. You will also have opportunities to work on design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs; supporting design Investigations and efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors. 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.

This opportunity will allow you to join the growing Surface Ship Team in Pittsfield MA. You will be working on Navy Ships including the Independence Variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), and potential new Navy Platforms. The core mission system of the Littoral Combat Ship Independence Variant is built on General Dynamics' computing infrastructure. Our computing technology controls everything from ship navigation to firing weapons, and is designed to maximize automation, enabling sailors to focus on their missions. You will be involved with the end-to-end design, production, delivery, and sustainment of the ships and work closely with the customer and sailors as the end user of the product to ensure mission alignment and product quality. Please see the link below for a video of the LCS and more information about GDMS Surface Programs.


Responsible for defining ICMS SW build Scope of Work with DPME and managing the schedule and performance of the execution team.
Responsible for ensuring subcontractor understands technical scope and direction.
Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, root cause analysis, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer
Will provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
Contributes and drives the completion of major programs and projects
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company
Travel may be required
Keeps abreast of technology trends
Contributes to the achievement of business objectives and new business opportunities
Contributes to the development of new theories and technology methods when applicable
Leads and contributes to modeling and simulation activities


Strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Strong knowledge of other related disciplines
Strong ability with written and verbal communications skills
Strong team leadership skills
Strong ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments 
Ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Strong knowledge of requirements management & system modeling tools
Recognizes and understands various architectural patterns
Creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design
Familiarity with technical standards


Solid understanding of Microsoft Windows Desktop (Windows 7, 10) and Server (2008, 2016) technologies including experience with traditional software delivery and application installation processes and configurations
Experience integrating software on a common operating system
DOORS experience
Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

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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