Systems Analyst/ Engineer – Discrimination (Ballistic Missile Defense System)

2 months ago(11/15/2017 1:39 PM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
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.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire and a Top Secret level clearance is required within 24 months of hire. 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 Principal 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.


General Dynamics Mission Systems in Huntsville, Alabama requires a Systems Engineer with a strong technical background to perform end-to-end analysis of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) supporting the systems engineering process for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).  Analyses will be performed utilizing large-scale complex BMDS modeling and simulation (M&S) tools applying discrimination techniques using multi-target tracking, multi-phenomenology and multi-sensor correlation algorithms.  Individual may also assist in requirements development related to discrimination.    Individual will coordinate analysis activities and products with functional group leads.  The individual will document analysis results in reports and briefings to be presented to the Missile Defense Agency Engineering Team – Industry (MET-I) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) representatives.


Experience modeling and analyzing BMDS.  Individual must have a technical background in statistical modeling and some algorithm experience using MATLAB and any of the following: EO/IR sensors, RF/Radar sensors, missiles/interceptors, threats, discrimination, detection/tracking, fire control, or Command and Control (e.g., C2BMC, C3I, C4I, etc.). Experience analyzing complicated physics problems using medium- to high-fidelity parametric models/simulations utilizing Monte Carlo techniques to provide insight into performance capabilities of real-world weapon systems. Experience developing or assessing system requirements. Individual must possess good written and oral communication skills to include giving presentations.  Capable of working both independently and in a team environment. 



Demonstrated discrimination experience associated with BMDS or similar experience translatable to discrimination between target sets, especially with radar systems.  Comprehensive understanding of sensor and target/scene characteristics and real-world performance expectations is highly desired. Experience modeling and analyzing kill vehicles, BMD System Track, Signature-Based Target Object Map (TOM) Population, and Advanced TOM Techniques with Bias is desired. Experience with multivariate statistical analysis, data mining, data fusion, and regression testing are desirable.  Experience in some or all of Ballistic missile defense system, Aegis Weapons Systems, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), Fire Control (FOM, GFC), C2BMC, BMDS sensors (EO/IR/RF), kill vehicles, interceptors, countermeasures, counter-countermeasures, or threats.  Systems engineering experience with large, complex systems. Demonstrated innovative problem solving. Experience with the JAVA language is a plus. 15+ years’ experience desired.   Some experience leading small teams.




PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in software or systems engineering, or a related technical field, or the equivalent experience is required.

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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