2022-56988 - Surface Ship Combat Systems Engineer

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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

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

2022-56988 - Surface Ship Combat Systems Engineer
To Commensurate With Experience
Boston, MA
Full Time
Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
Required
5+
Required

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Surface Ship Systems Engineer.  In this role you will work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and 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.

 

GDMS LCS Video

 

Representative Tasks and Duties

  • Work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs.
  • Support Design Investigations and Efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors.
  • Support the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
  • Support development of and evaluation of interfaces and weapon systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
  • Support requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system elements direct supervision
  • Support Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Support design of processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
  • Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
  • Travel may be required

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with technical standards
  • Knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
  • Knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Strong skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

 

Preferred Degree Types and Experiences:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical Engineering Field, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science preferred. Other degrees will be considered based on previous work experiences. Preference for candidate with Software Coding or Scripting Skills.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 2+ years of job-related experience or a Master's degree. 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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