Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Responsibilities for this Position
Surface Ship Combat Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2022-56988
USA-MA-Pittsfield
Required Clearance: Secret
Posted Date: 9/1/2022
Category: Engineering-Systems
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 2+ years of job-related experience or a Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Surface Ship Systems Engineer. In this role you will work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs; supporting design Investigations and efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nations 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.

This opportunity will allow you to join the growing Surface Ship Team in Pittsfield MA. You will be working on Navy Ships including the Independence Variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), and potential new Navy Platforms. The core mission system of the Littoral Combat Ship Independence Variant is built on General Dynamics' computing infrastructure. Our computing technology controls everything from ship navigation to firing weapons and is designed to maximize automation, enabling sailors to focus on their missions. You will be involved with the end-to-end design, production, delivery, and sustainment of the ships and work closely with the customer and sailors as the end user of the product to ensure mission alignment and product quality. Please see the link below for a video of the LCS and more information about GDMS Surface Programs.

GDMS LCS Video

Representative Tasks and Duties
  • Work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs.
  • Support Design Investigations and Efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors.
  • Support the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
  • Support development of and evaluation of interfaces and weapon systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
  • Support requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system elements direct supervision
  • Support Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Support design of processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
  • Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
  • Travel may be required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Familiarity with technical standards
  • Knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
  • Knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Strong skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

Preferred Degree Types and Experiences:

Bachelors Degree in a Technical Engineering Field, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science preferred. Other degrees will be considered based on previous work experiences. Preference for candidate with Software Coding or Scripting Skills.

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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

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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.

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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General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

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