Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

Job Location USA-CO-Colorado Springs
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/27/2018 1:03 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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is REQUIRED 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 Senior Advanced 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.



Perform as individual contributor and Project Lead for advanced concepts development projects. Contribute in full lifecycle development of advanced concepts. Position is responsible for defining Operations Concepts, designing prototype capabilities, guiding prototype implementation, designing experiment & test strategies, analyzing results and applying results to guide prototype evolution into C2BMC production system. Support advanced concept demonstrations during live and simulated MDA test events. Work with senior C2BMC technical leaders to evolve advanced Missile Defense command and control capabilities.


  • The X-Lab is a very fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • The X-Lab is responsible for developing future looking prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading edge missile defense technologies.
  • The X-Lab has need for a Senior Level Systems Engineer to assist in full cycle systems engineering of advanced concepts including CONOPS development, system interface design, algorithm design, tool development and system analysis(functional and performance).
  • This position will focus on the integration of the R&D systems into C2BMC, and will contribute to other ongoing X-Lab and Special Projects as needed
  • The engineer will require the ability to contribute to the development of system requirements and use cases, develop CONOPS, plan test events, develop test architectures, conduct peer reviews, and analyze test results.
  • Assessing how the C2BMC prototype system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during M&S and live flight events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities.
  • The System Engineer will apply these results to identify and work to enhance C2BMC for future operations.
  • A successful applicant should have a proven track record of successfully applying system engineering principles to develop product solutions.
  • Candidates should have experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System
  • Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc). Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management is desirable.
  • Skills required include: identification and definition of desired capabilities, fielding of new capabilities, system-of-system definition, integration practices and methods, communicating the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users, and missile defense and sensor related data analysis.
  • Additional skills desired: Experience with professional analysis tools: Matlab, Excel, S-code, STK, MS-Windows; Unix/Linux Coding skills (Java, C++, or shell scripts) a plus. 

Knowledge of command and control systems desired. Knowledge of Windows required and Unix operating systems desired. Knowledge of ballistic missile track correlation algorithms a plus. Experience with Missile Defense Systems, Aegis Weapon System and algorithm development highly desired. Perform other duties as assigned. Primary work location is at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) at Schriever AFB, CO. TS/SCI Desired.

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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