Senior Principal Signal Processing Systems Engineer

2 months ago(11/9/2017 12:19 PM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
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 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.



Applicants selected may 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 Principal Signal Processing Systems Engineer.  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 Senior Principal Signal Processing Systems Engineer will analyze, design, develop, and test signal processing systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems engineering efforts. Additional responsibilities include formulating operational concepts; performing mission, functional, cost-benefit, and risk analysis; selecting systems architecture; and preparing specifications for General Dynamics Mission Systems operating systems to ensure designs meet applicable specifications.


The Senior Principal Signal Processing Systems Engineer may also:

  • Lead requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with little or no supervision
  • Contribute to detailed technical analyses at the System of System (SOS) level
  • Lead evaluations of systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
  • Synthesize solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
  • Lead Modeling and Simulation activities
  • Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Perform or lead the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies on multiple projects
  • Lead small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
  • Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
  • Work on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the company
  • Demonstrate advanced decision-making skills while meeting creative, innovative responsibilities
  • Design a complete and complex framework, system or product



  • Knowledge of radar signal processing and analysis
  • Experience specifically in Radar Signal Processing (e.g. design requirements for radar systems, tactical or simulation algorithm prototyping or implementation)
  • RF background with a working knowledge of electronic scanned antennas, receivers, exciters, and digital signal processing
  • Proficient with MATLAB and C/C++ programming languages
  • Knowledge of hardware and software integration
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills



  • Electronic Warfare (EW) experience
  • Hold active Secret Level DOD Clearance
  • Algorithm profiling and porting
  • Single and multi-processor/core environments
  • Familiar with vector/signal processing libraries
  • Coursework and/or experience with digital signal processing, probability theory, stochastic signal processing, and electromagnetic theory




  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, or equivalent



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 13,000+ 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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