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Job Ref:  92746348
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Fairfax
15/10/2016 05:15
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. 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.

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Combat System Engineer to join our Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to create and manage various General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Combat System Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

The LCS program is a key element of the Navy's plan to address asymmetric threats. Intended to operate in coastal areas of the globe, the ship is fast, highly maneuverable and geared to supporting mine detection/elimination, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare, particularly against small surface craft.

Key Responsibilities
As a key member of the Combat System team within the Systems Engineering organization, the selected candidate will use formal processes to perform design investigations, problem report analysis and resolution, and suggest improvements in design and/or implementation to enhance system performance. The selected candidate will provide technical leadership to drive design, integration, test, and certification activities to success, working with subcontractor and customer counterparts in addition to the internal team. The selected candidate will actively mentor junior members of the Combat System team. The selected candidate will also work with the Business Development organization to develop strategies/solutions for extremely complex programs requiring a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation

Additional Responsibilities

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance

  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs

  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

Required Key Skills and Experience

  • Previous Surface Navy Combat System relevant leadership experience (i.e., Combat System Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, Senior Fire Controlman, Electronics Material Officer, Senior Operations Specialist, Tactical Action Officer)

  • Detailed knowledge of sensor and weapon characteristics and behaviors (i.e., radar, EO/IR, ESM, gun, missiles, etc.)

  • Demonstrated success in technical problem solving within a Combat System program

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks

  • Proven technical communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Organized, with the demonstrated ability to drive efforts to completion

  • Demonstrated process compliance

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology,

Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time is a requirement.

The Combat System Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline, or the equivalent and at least ten years of related work experience. Applicants with a master's degree in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline and a minimum of eight years of related work experience are also eligible.

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.
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