Fairfax, Virginia

Responsibilities for this Position

Combat System Technical Lead

Job ID: 2020-46325
Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 11/2/2020
Category: Engineering-Systems
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is obtainable within a reasonable 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

We are ready to hire a Technical Lead for our Combat System team. You will help lead a project team modernizing a legacy combat system, applying concepts such as IaaS/PaaS and containerization. You will support our Chief Architect to plan changes to the system and will work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve agreement. You will help guide a varied team in developing solutions to be delivered to the United States Navy (USN) Submarine fleet. Our close-knit team is passionate about delivering the best product to the Navy to help protect our country. This dynamic project is fast-paced and addresses quickly evolving problems with creative solutions. We work closely with the Submarine community to develop solutions that allow the Navy to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

You'll be working with a team to:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a technical team composed of software, integration, network, test, and hardware engineers migrating an existing system architecture into an IaaS/PaaS architecture
  • Interact with product and service teams to identify questions and issues within current architecture
  • Provide staffing estimates and support project management in ensuring effort is properly staffed
  • Work with the master schedulers to create and maintain the project schedule, aligned with PI planning and delivery dates; generate detailed team schedules, keep the team working to established dates, report out status
  • Generate and present technical design to the internal team and external customer
  • Collaborate with Chief Architect and Chief Engineer to ensure that systems and products being designed and deployed align with customer requirements and business strategies
  • Research and analyze technology solutions, emerging trends and changes in solutions; identify new areas of opportunity and evolve the strategic approach needed to address them

What we want you to bring to our team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related specialized area or field is required, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience leading a technical team – guiding the team’s efforts, maintaining schedules, providing staffing estimates
  • Familiarity with various architectural patterns, experience with OSI model
  • Experience with cloud-based environments and technologies (IaaS, PaaS, KVM/QEMU, CRI-O/Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with computer hardware specification, evaluation, selection, and configuration
  • Experience with RedHat and Windows Operating Systems
  • Experience with software containerization and architecture modernization
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and frameworks in a prototype environment

Experience and Skills that will set you apart:

  • Thorough understanding of software architectures, containerization/virtualization, and cybersecurity regulations and controls
  • Experience with Agile development and working on sprint teams
  • Knowledge of Navy submarine systems
  • Proven experience in effectively communicating and collaborating cross site and cross company
  • Ability to quickly grasp and apply new information
  • Ability to handle more complex assignments as experience progresses
  • Self-motivated, engaged, continuously learning and looking for ways to improve things

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran


Fairfax, Virginia

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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