Williston, Vermont

Responsibilities for this Position

Principal Design Engineer, Electrical (Hybrid)


Job ID: 2023-17062
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Williston, VT


An electrical engineering position in the Electrical Design Group at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems offers the opportunity to be continually challenged and immersed in an electrical design and test environment. We are focused on supporting the warfighter through the development and manufacture of high rate of fire rotary cannons, high speed ammunition handling systems, control electronics, gun turrets, and test equipment. Our products can be found within every U.S. military branch and within allies around the world.

The Electrical Design Group focuses on providing control solutions for managing the operation of rotary cannons and test solutions for verifying that the rotary cannons meet the warfighters needs. We are looking for an electrical engineer who is interested in designing the control/test of complex machines.

Come join our incredible team and know that you will be making a difference in the mission of our warfighter.

This position is intended to be hybrid at our Williston, VT facility (3 days in the office or at the range and 2 days remote). This position may require light travel to suppliers or customers as needed (less than 25%).


Design high reliability rotary weapon systems to support the warfighter's needs

Support the full lifecycle of multiple product lines from inception through production

Collaborate with project teams, suppliers, and customers

Design test solutions to ensure products meet the warfighter's demands

Generate definition of performance requirements for electrical systems

Generate documentation including formal reports, drawings, specifications, proposals, interface controls and other technical data package items for technical interchange meetings.

Lead electrical development programs as required


Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Master's degree in Electrical Engineering preferred

Required Experience:

Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)


Williston, Vermont

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.

Who We Are Looking For 

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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At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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