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
2020-46143 - Expeditionary Fast Transport Systems Engineer
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, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between.
As an Expeditionary Fast Transport Systems Engineer, 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.
What you’ll experience:
Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Troubleshooting emergent production issues remotely and in shipyard environment as required
Opportunities to lead project efforts and maintain schedule tracking of activities on assigned program
Support of deliveries and milestones in support of program schedules
Develop and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
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
Identification, analysis, and resolution of system design weaknesses
Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
Contact outside Engineering or with external customers
Travel may be required up to 20%
What you bring to the table:
A Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree; Agile experience preferred
Solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles and theories
Solid knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
Familiarity with technical standards
Proficient in AutoCAD
Self-starter with the ability to execute tasking with minimum supervision or direction
Considerable awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Exercises creative thinking and ideation to advance business performance
Delivers innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
Proficient understanding of Microsoft Windows Desktop (Windows 7, 10) and Server (2008, 2016) technologies
Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Creative and resourceful approach to problem solving
Ability to multi-task
The ability to work well in a team environment including forming strong working relationships with program leadership
Experienced in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
The ability to identify and resolve needs proactively
Desire to learn and improve current/future technology and processes
What sets you apart:
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Ability to quickly grasp and apply new information
Effectively handle complex assignments
Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design
Experience with Stage Test development and updates
Experience with Cable Block Diagrams, Wire Connection Lists, and other Drawing Types
Experience with Requirements Development and Management
Experience with Problem Report tracking
Experience with IBM Rational tools such as DOORS and Change
Very strong technical writing skills
Very strong presentation skills
Very strong problem solving skills
Very strong testing and troubleshooting skills
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.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required 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.