• Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Location USA-MD-Hanover
    Posted Date 3 days ago(4/17/2018 3:07 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    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. Agile experience preferred.


    The Senior Systems Engineer must have:

    • 10 years of experience in planning, developing, and implementing systems engineering practices and processes
    • 10 years of experience in three (3) or more of the following:
      • Work breakdown structures
      • Project schedules and estimates
      • Requirements definition and analysis
      • Requirements traceability
      • Requirements verification and validation
      • Configuration management
      • Risk management
    • Experience with Software Engineering Institute's CMMI model, Microsoft Office products, Microsoft Project
    • Experience with software development and various software development lifecycle models


    TS/SCI with Polygraph 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 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.





    • Utilizes industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen to analyze business needs and recommends and implements product enhancements to help ensure solution meets objectives.
    • Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring quality, integrated software solutions within constraints of time and budget
    • Performs requirements gathering, analysis, reviews, and creates and maintains requirements traceability matrices.
    • Develops system requirements specifications, design documents, user manuals and readiness reviews.


    • Substantial use, understanding and tailoring of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Frequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas
    • Major contributor to the achievement of business objectives
    • Substantial proficiency with requirements management, system design & system modeling tools
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessary
    • Familiar with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    • Substantial proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Substantial written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Substantial skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Substantial ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Substantial 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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