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
2020-46940 - Senior Engineering Support Specialist
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Engineering Support Specialist. 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:
Ensure rapid and complete response to problems relating to SSI Increment alterations. Pro-actively identify, evaluate and resolve potential problem areas.
The individual is responsible for providing technical leadership on Strategic Systems Programs Office, SP23 branch systems and equipment associated with the Navy Submarine programs.
Assist in planning, scheduling, and performance of tasks associated with equipment removal, installation, modification, test, operation and maintenance.
Represent GDMS on projects, special investigations, etc., in conjunction with SP23, associate contractors, and other government organizations.
Participates in the planning of technical approaches, resources, schedule, budget and equipment required for testing and evaluating new systems, products and special devices
Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development lifecycle
Generate system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
Develops and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of product development and manufacturing
Isolates and documents issues and defects
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Has some latitude in technical objectives of assignments, typical works under limited direction
May lead technical tasks for small teams or projects
May be exposed to helping engineering support proposals
Involved and accountable for the successful completion of major programs and projects
Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
Some contact with project teams across the company
Some contact with external customers and vendors
Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Keeps abreast of technology trends
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proficient use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Contributes to the development of new theories and methods
Proficient awareness of business objective and Engineering's role in achieving them
Proficient knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Proficient written and verbal communications skills
Ability to think creatively
Good at multi-tasking
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Proficient ability to clearly report information relevant to sound test engineering
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
Proficient ability to promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience
Bachelor’s of Science degree or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree
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.