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Principal Systems Engineer (Ballistic Missile Defense System) job in Huntsville

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Job Ref:  94972390
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Alabama
City:  Huntsville
23/10/2016 05:13
ID 2016-19387
Job Location USA - AL-Huntsville

Required Clearance Secret
Posted Date 5/23/2016
Category Engineering-Systems

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems in Huntsville, Alabama requires a Principal Systems Engineer with a strong technical background in various sensors, interceptors and/or discrimination. Candidate should have a background in the development of analytical tools and numerical modeling of complex systems using MATLAB or a similar computing environment. Expect strong communication skills. Candidate should have education and experience commensurate with that of an experienced analyst capable of working independently and with minimal supervision. Candidate should be capable of assuming a lead role in analyses and coordinating the efforts with other subject matter experts. Individual may perform as a principal investigator. Individual may lead analysis teams. Ballistic missile defense experience with emphasis on modeling and in state estimation and tracking is a plus.

Individual must have a technical background in numerical modeling and simulation, using a high level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, or similar language environment, and any of the following: EO/IR sensors, RF/Radar sensors, missiles/interceptors, threats, discrimination, detection/tracking or Command and Control (e.g., C3I, C4I, etc.). Individual must possess good communication skills. Candidate must be capable of working both independently and in a team environment. Candidates applying for positions requiring discrimination skills must be able to obtain a TS clearance.

Additional qualifications include;
  • Discrimination experience with off-board RF sensors.
  • Discrimination experience using KV sensors.
  • Experience correlating off-board measurements to on-board KV sensor measurements.
  • Systems engineering experience with large, complex systems. Experience leading small teams.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in software or systems engineering, a related technical field, or the equivalent experience is required. Degree and experience in an engineering classification, mathematics or physics: Bachelor's, Master's or PhD. In addition, a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience is required, 15 years preferred.

Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required. A U.S. government Secret clearance is required at the time of hire and a Top Secret level clearance is required within 24 months of hire.

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. 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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