Advanced Configuration Management Engineer

  • Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems 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. Agile experience preferred.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred 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 an Advanced Configuration Management 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.


The Advanced Configuration and Data Management Engineer will be responsible for providing both Configuration Management and Data Management functions. These responsibilities include:

  • Provide CM task specific input to proposals
  • Evaluate program-specific CM plans
  • Manage the program-specific document repository and field user questions
  • Facilitate/Lead Change Control Board (CCB) meetings and maintain associated information
  • Incorporate CCB changes into associated CM documentation
  • Create and maintain As Built Lists (ABLs) from BOM structures
  • Perform ABL hardware audit verifications prior to equipment sell-off Process definition for Configuration Management
  • Maintain schedule tracking of CM related activities on assigned Program
  • Maintain and make available records of all hardware audits performed
  • Administer Unique Identifiers (UIDs)
  • Assign and maintain serial numbers
  • Generate and provide updates to various internal and external status reports
  • Attend and support peer reviews & use of the peer review tool
  • Perform drawing audits
  • Administer the change control database
  • Provide configuration control of software, hardware and documentation
  • Liaison between GDMS CM, NSWCDD CM and Navy customers
  • Liaison between GDMS CM and manufacturing
  • Provide program guidance and support deliveries and milestones while maintaining schedules
  • Provide configuration status accounting
  • Support configuration audits
  • Support baseline deliveries of software and shipment of media
  • Manage and deliver items on the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)
  • Manage and deliver hardware drawings
  • Monitor incentive metrics
  • Communicate proper configuration management process steps and tool usage


  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet the customer's changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS's services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices


The Advanced Configuration and Data Management Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in systems, software, or hardware engineering, or an equivalent specialized area, and five to eight years of related experience; or a master's degree with three to five years of related experience.

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!

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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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