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Job Ref:  95420164
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  North Carolina
City:  McLeansville
16/10/2016 05:16
ID 2016-21107
Job Location USA - NC-McLeansville

Required Clearance Secret
Posted Date 9/22/2016 6:04:00 PM
Category Engineering-Systems

Responsibilities for this Position:

NOTE: A U.S. Government Secret security clearance is required at time of hire.

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 an Undersea Cable Systems Engineer to join our design and development team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance 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 design and development the systems, processes and tools that support internal and client operations. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Undersea Cable Systems 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.

Key Responsibilities
The Undersea Cable Systems Engineer will provide technical leadership in the design and development of the submarine and undersea cable communication systems to include, specification development, planning, manufacturing, and deployment. The position will: execute analysis requiring knowledge of high-bandwidth and high-reliability communications, including theory and practices and perform engineering studies to determine requirements and long-range engineering plans and designs; support the planning of systems installations based upon system requirements and oceanographic data; develop procurement specifications for system manufacturing and identify requirements and a timeline for installation using cable laying ships; support contract management and assist in the oversight of the production contractor, including component qualification and system test and evaluation; assist in troubleshooting and failure analysis of systems due to hardware failure or cable damage.

The position requires experience and knowledge of marine subsea electronics packaging for full ocean depth applications. The candidate will be a member of the Integrated Seaborne Systems organization located in Greensboro, North Carolina. This position may require up to 35% travel, including shipboard deployments.

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

Basic Qualifications:

The successful Undersea Cable Systems Engineer candidate should have:

  • Experience in the field of submarine cable deployment for telecommunications, ocean research, oil industry, or government applications

  • Knowledge of cable design and manufacturing and cable system design, including repeaters, power supply, and installation planning such as cable route development, ship cable load-out calculations, and cable handling equipment specifications

  • Experience with applicable planning and modeling tools (Makai, ESRI products)

  • Knowledge of fiber optic communication specifications, handling and splicing techniques, end-to-end system design, and test

  • Knowledge of oceanography and weather-related ocean phenomena sufficient to support system planning

  • Ability to travel aboard ocean survey or cable laying ships in open ocean and coastal regions

  • A bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Computer Engineering or the equivalent and at least ten years of related work experience. Applicants with a master's degree and a minimum of eight years of related experience are also eligible

  • Experience in full engineering lifecycle to include: concept development, customer engagement and shaping, solution and proposal creation, design, integration, test, verification, validation, logistics, training, sustainment and obsolescence handling

  • Experience designing, specifying requirements, inspecting, verifying, and debugging undersea systems

  • Experiences as a technical lead in the design, development, build and especially deployment and installation of subsea cable systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable briefing senior leaders both within the company and the customer's organization

  • Experience and technical background/knowledge that would support the design and development of Unmanned Maritime Autonomous Vehicles (UMV), Subsea communications systems and network design

  • A U.S. Government 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. Demonstrated history of leading large, distributed, and multi-disciplinary engineering teams

Qualifications (Preferred)

The Undersea Cable Systems Engineer experience should include high-level mission current & future capabilities, gap analysis, solution concept and architecture development, and mission satisfaction analysis including cost. The preferred candidate will also have a good understanding of the customer enterprise system and end-user groups and have experience generating and communicating a vision for new systems to solve emerging mission needs. Additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Work behaviors: Works independently as well as in a cross-functional team; proactive in resolving work issues and projects confidence during in tough circumstances; owns assignments and is fully accountable for their success; aligns actions and guides discussion to address priorities.

  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; communicates across organizational levels.

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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