• Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST) Command and Control (C2) Lead

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/2/2018 10:13 AM)
    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 Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST) Command and Control (C2) Lead.  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.


    Performs 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 minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer
    Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
    Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements
    Develops and evaluates 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
    Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
    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
    Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    Researches, designs, and develops systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis
    Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects
    Begins to provide engineering support to proposals
    Participates in or leads SOW generation for subcontracts
    Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
    Plans and executes significant project tasks for activities described above
    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
    Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
    Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
    Frequent contact with project teams across the company
    Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
    Occasional contact with Business Development
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Works without appreciable direction
    Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
    Keeps abreast of technology trends
    Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
    Contributes to the development of new theories and methods
    Expected travel (estimated 25%) to multiple locations


    Knowledgeable about the Maritime Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Planning System (MIPS) software architecture

    Knowledgeable about the Common Network Interface (CNI) software architecture

    Experience with Systems of Systems (SoS) Architectures in a cross-domain (under, on and over the sea) environment that leverages unmanned platforms to hold adversary assets (Ship, Sub, etc.) at risk over a broad area
    Knowledgeable about MIPS planning and assessment algorithms
    Experience utilizing unmanned assets to help the fleet deliver end-effects to an adversary
    Experience working in close cooperation with prime contractors with potentially competing interests

    Displays sound technical and business savvy judgement sufficient to determine where MIPS technology can be applied in cross warfare domains, especially ASW
    Demonstrated leadership skills with respect to influencing system engineering decisions with creativity and sound reasoning
    Experience working the CNI development
    Ability to coordinate effectively with the technical lead, local and remote development engineers using standard unclassified collaboration technology
    Excellent use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Excellent knowledge of other related disciplines
    Excellent proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
    Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
    Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task
    Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Excellent ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    Excellent understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls


    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, software engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science is preferred

    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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