• Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Systems Engineering

    Job Location USA-NJ-Florham Park
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/18/2017 3:47 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical field and is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree in engineering or a related technical field plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.


    Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance. Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance with a Polygraph is preferred at time 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 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Systems Engineering. 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.




    • Leads 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 
    • Leads technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    • Leads customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
    • Leads detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements to include: concept, requirements, design, fabrication, integration, test, acceptance, delivery, installation, training, operation, maintenance and disposal
    • Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the System of System (SOS) level 
    • Leads evaluations of systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    • May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
    • May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
    • Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
    • Leads Modeling and Simulation activities
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
    • Performs or leads the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies on multiple projects 
    • Contributes to Product Family/Product Lines
    • Supervises or manages lower level employees
    • Leads technical tasks for large teams or projects
    • Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
    • May be a book boss on a medium proposal
    • Leads the generation of medium to large subcontract Statement of Works (SOWs)
    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    • Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
    • Works on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the company
    • Conceives system interfaces and business application prototypes
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
    • Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
    • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    • Frequent contact with all levels across the entire company
    • Serves as consultant to management and customers on projects and applications
    • May serve as company technical spokesperson
    • Works under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectives
    • Assignments may be self-initiated
    • May function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) role


    • Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields.

    • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Applies and/or develops highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
    • Individual is a technical thought leader in the business, relative to the customer and market space, helping to design and develop market and customer opportunities.
    • Contributes to shaping strategically critical and/or large scale opportunities or franchises. Able to effectively manage dynamic and potentially contentious customer/end user relationships from a technical perspective.

    • Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of strategic programs and initiatives, typically requiring a long-term vision and perspective. Works in concert with the customer.
    • Drives the development of business opportunities that can lead to new LOB or division creation. Helps shape market opportunities, influence external customers and is recognized by both customers and the external technical community as the subject matter expert.
    • Influence spans division or all of  GDMS from a technical and business perspective.
    • Provides frontline customer interface to address customer needs.

    • Represents both customer and organizational interests.

    • Recognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessary

    • Familiar with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    • Significant proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Significant skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Significant ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Significant understanding and ability to apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls


    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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