Sterling Heights, Michigan

Responsibilities for this Position

Requisition Number: 8668
Location: Sterling Heights Complex (LSHC)
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided: Yes
Experience Required: More than 10 years
Department: TCV Systems Engineering - L9882 (Direct)

Position Description:
General Dynamics Land Systems Offers:
  • Robust Total Rewards program, including: competitive base pay, incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • 401k Match (6%)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Hybrid Work Location
  • Onsite Cafeteria, Remodeled with new equipment Fitness Center, and Outdoor fitness track

The System Architect duties include the ability to derive & develop a robust Ground Combat Vehicle System Architecture, to include but not be limited to, Power Architecture, Network Architecture, Video Architecture, Software Architecture, and coordinate interface design across component interfaces (CI). Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) experience is recommended and the ability to lead the development of MBSE implementation. SysML experience using Cameo MagicDraw software knowledge (or similar) is recommended. Experience using Mentor Graphics and Capitol Logic is also required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The System Architect is responsible for the following key functions as part of the development of the System Architecture of a Ground Combat Vehicle:
  • Deciding what computing resources are needed
  • Designing the video architecture
  • Designing network architecture
  • Designing the time synchronization strategy
  • Designing for redundancy and fail-over,
  • Influence the needs for the power architecture,
  • Define key component interfaces (CI) and maintain the data source.
  • Provide Cross functional support to other Integrated Product Teams and departments.

Position Requirements:
  • Strong skills in the development of a System Architecture that is compliant to the System Requirements and System Design Definition.
  • Work experience in the Defense Industry, preferably in Land Systems, and working with the US government as a customer.
  • Cameo Magic Draw Experience (or similar software tool) required.
  • Ability to develop a system model and system architecture using SysML.
  • Bachelors Degree in an Engineering Discipline required, electrical engineering preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable experience, fewer years required with an advanced degree.
  • Must be able to understand System level Requirements
  • Highly motivated performer
  • Works well in team and individually
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime as required
  • Prefer experience with developing system requirements, system specifications, requirement traceability, requirements compliance.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills is required
  • Able to work in office, shop, test lab, test site environments, and in vehicles
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance.
  • Active U.S. Security Clearance is desired.

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At GDLS, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a safe space, which empowers our team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome all diverse backgrounds and experiences, as we see the value in creating a dynamic environment of diverse culture preference. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


Sterling Heights, Michigan

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

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