2022-55777 - Lead System Test Engineer


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

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

2022-55777 - Lead System Test Engineer
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Lead System Test Engineer for the Columbia Training System.  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. The selected candidate will lead the planning, development, and execution of system test activities associated with the SSBN Replacement (SSBN-R) Program Strategic Weapon System Training System. The selected candidate will lead a team of system test engineers, and work closely with Software, Hardware, and Software Quality Assurance personnel to achieve program objectives.


Provides direct technical leadership of a system test team responsible for the system integration and verification testing of the Columbia Strategic Weapon Interface Simulation (SWIS) system.

Responsible for planning and tracking of the test development and execution, including backlog definition, and support during period and sprint planning activities.

Participation in "on-system" test activities in the SSBN Replacement (SSBN-R) In house Engineering Test System (ETS).

Problem reporting, investigation, and resolution including requirement updates, system/subsystem design updates, and test regression throughout the remaining integration and test life-cycle including final on-site test and integration at the UK Trident Training Facility. 

Coordination of test activities and problem resolution with the broader cross functional team including software engineering, hardware engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Cyber, and PMO.

Providing metrics associated with test planning, test execution, and problem report burn-down for report out to engineering leadership

Provide support to the DPME/Product Manager in terms of earned value score card status, estimate to complete tasking associated with system testing activities, and  engagement in program team meetings both internal and external.

Provide leadership and direction to less experienced test team members.

Engage in risk assessment/mitigation activities.

Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company.

SysMl Model updates associated with requirement and design changes occurring during system integration and test.

Engagement  with external customer(s) providing technical status.


Ability to effectively plan and execute the development of  System Verification Test work products (test cases and procedures).

SSBN-R Fire Control and/or OHIO Fire Control knowledge desired .

OHIO Training Program experience desired.

Agile SCRUM with experience using JIRA for management of team backlog.

Requirement analysis and development experience.

System Design experience.

Modeling with SysMl/Magic Draw a plus.

Software configuration management including problem reporting/resolution.

Proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools.



Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 3 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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.

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