• Advanced Test Engineer

    Job Location USA-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/13/2018 9:24 AM)
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    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 Advanced Test 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.


    Participates in the planning of technical approaches, resources, schedule, budget and equipment required for testing and evaluating new systems, products and special devices
    Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development lifecycle
    Generate system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
    Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
    Develops and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
    Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of product development and manufacturing
    Isolates and documents issues and defects
    Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Has some latitude in technical objectives of assignments, typical works under limited direction
    May lead technical tasks for small teams or projects
    May be exposed to helping engineering support proposals
    Involved and accountable for the successful completion of major programs and projects
    Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
    Some contact with project teams across the company
    Some contact with external customers and vendors
    Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Keeps abreast of technology trends

    Proficient use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Contributes to the development of new theories and methods
    Proficient awareness of business objective and Engineering's role in achieving them
    Proficient knowledge and experience with object oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
    Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to think creatively
    Good at multi-tasking
    Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Proficient ability to clearly report information relevant to sound test engineering
    Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
    Proficient ability to promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience
    Perform failure analysis of production hardware

    Support manufacturing on test review board to disposition hardware

    Support the manufacturing test technicians with testing and failure analysis

    Communicate test plans and failure analysis findings with customers

    Oversee manufaturing technicians and ensure they are following strict processes and don't deviate from the process



    B.S. in Electrical Engineering with experiences in manufacturing test processes and manufacturing test equipment

    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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