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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.

Job Title:
2020-43982 - Surface Ship Engineering Project Lead
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Required
5+
Required
Description:
Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence,  AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between.

As a Surface Ship Systems Engineering Project Lead, you’ll participate in requirements analysis, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification) in the development and evaluation of networks and information systems. It’s your chance to step up in class and prove you’re ready to lead the world.

In this role, the Project Lead will work closely with the Deputy DPME and DPME supporting a vast number of different tasks such as: leading a project that spans multiple IPT's, being a CAM for a project, backfilling an IPT Lead role, present at customer meetings, drive completion of day-to-day tasks, etc.  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:

Participates in 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
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Plans sub tasks for activities described above
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Contact with multiple work groups
May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers
Travel may be required
Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
Keeps abreast of technology trend 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Familiarity with technical standards
Solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories Solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Solid 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
Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Solid written and verbal communications skills
Creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
Solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Surface Ship Systems experience and knowledge
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time 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.

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