• Mission Planning Computing Infrastructure and Lab Management

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2018 2:41 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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. 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 Mission Planning Computing Infrastructure and Lab Management.  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.



    • Support the Compute Environment (CE)/Lab with direct involvement in setting up/maintaining Linux and Windows environments and establishing product CE baselines for a unclassified and classified product and lab.
    • Establish/update/test changes to product directly supporting application needs, Information Assurance Requirements and Security Requirements
    • Work with CE lead to establish/update/test changes to product directly supporting application needs, Information Assurance Requirements and Security Requirements
    • Work with ISSO to establish lab Information Assurance (IA) baselines and continue IA support
    • Execute IA scanning and IA audit reporting
    • Supports development of requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system hardware elements
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, 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 hardware development life cycle
    • Integrates and evaluates hardware systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    • Support 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
    • Develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
    • Prepares Bill of Material (BoM), provisioning, drawing management, assembly processes, installation planning/managing  execution including lab management.
    • 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
    • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
    • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system hardware design weaknesses
    • Receives instructions from immediate supervisor or technical lead
    • Contact with multiple work groups
    • Works under general supervision
    • Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
    • May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers
    • Travel may be required
    • Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
    • Keeps abreast of technology trend


    • Working knowledge Linux/Windows operating systems, LAN, hypervisors, and Virtual Machine Environments
    • Familiarity with Python, Linux shell scripting, Windows PowerShell, and ability to write code or debug configurations
    • ESXI and Virtual Machine Environments
    • Centralized deployment  via “puppet”
    • Configuration Management through Dimensions
    • Strict adherence to System, NISPOM and Lab SSP requirements
    • Familiarity with technical standards
    • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Very solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Very solid written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Builds productive internal/external working relationships
    • Very solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

    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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