Senior Principle Systems Engineer - Strategic Weapon Systems

  • Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
  • Sep 04, 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 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: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 an energetic, innovative, and motivational leader for an exciting and challenging career with General Dynamics Mission Systems on the Strategic Weapons Programs as a Senior Principal 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.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Leads 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 little or no supervision Leads technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elementsLeads customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)Leads detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements to include: concept, requirements, design, fabrication, integration, test, acceptance, delivery, installation, training, operation, maintenance and disposalContributes to detailed technical analyses at the System of System (SOS) level Leads evaluations of systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specificationsMay 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 properlyMay develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systemsSynthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraintsLeads Modeling and Simulation activitiesResearches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or applicationEffectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering productsPerforms or leads the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies on multiple projects Contributes to Product Family/Product LinesSupervises or manages lower level employeesLeads technical tasks for large teams or projectsLeads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposalsMay be a book boss on a medium proposalLeads the generation of medium to large subcontract Statement of Works (SOWs)Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignmentsGuides the successful completion of major programs and projectsWorks on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the companyConceives system interfaces and business application prototypes.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.Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.Frequent contact with all levels across the entire companyServes as consultant to management and customers on projects and applicationsMay serve as company technical spokespersonTravel may be requiredSecurity clearance may be requiredWorks under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectivesAssignments may be self-initiatedWorks on unusually complex problems and provides creative and innovative solutionsMay function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) roleKeeps abreast of technology trends and communicates these trends to other KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Demonstrated use, understanding and tailoring of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theoriesFrequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideasMajor contributor to the achievement of business objectivesDemonstrated proficiency with requirements management, system design&system modeling toolsRecognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessaryFamiliar with Enterprise Architecture FrameworksDemonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsDemonstrated written and verbal communications skillsCreative thinkerAbility to multi-taskDemonstrated skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actionsDemonstrated ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering designDemonstrated 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!

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