• Systems Engineer

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 9:12 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). Agile experience preferred.


    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 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.



    • Conduct or participate in the design, development, and integration of Electronic Warfare (EW) related software
    • Responsibilities also include design, modification, and Integration & Test (I&T) of existing software
    • Responsible for designing, testing, integrating, and documenting software solutions
    • Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of software systems and applications, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve software solutions
    • Participate in a team environment to design, develop, enhance, and execute EW solutions, including providing full life cycle support (requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing, and training)
    • Analyze software to support verification & validation, regression testing, formal test events, and concept/feasibility studies. Investigate and resolve problems related to performance, consistency, and reliability
    • Produce documentation to capture requirements, technical concepts, software design, and user information
    • Deliver presentations to peers and customers internal and external to General Dynamics Mission Systems
    • Participates in requirements analysis, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification)
    • Performs interface definition studies of system components and products under direct supervision
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    • 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
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
    • Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems.
    • Receives detailed instructions from immediate supervisor
    • Generally works within an identified work group
    • Some contact with Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
    • Travel may be required


    • Working knowledge of the systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Working knowledge of the system engineering process
    • Good ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
    • Good ability to handle more complex assignments as experience progresses
    • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Good written and verbal communications skills

    Good ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound systems engineering design


    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field or the equivalent


    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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