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Job Ref:  95585078
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Alabama
City:  Huntsville
15/10/2016 05:14
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 Algorithm Engineer to join our 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 build and further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems software systems and applications. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Algorithm Engineer will enhance their skill set by working 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

Algorithm Engineers are responsible for the development, prototyping, analysis, and implementation of tracking, sensor netting, target discrimination, and battle management algorithms; implementing algorithms in a Matlab prototype environment; modification of the prototype to ingest early intercept tracking (and eventually advanced battle management) algorithms; performing comparative data analysis to assess algorithm performance; review of the content and details of technical products; and acting as a technical interface to MDA working level counterparts on an as required basis. Successful candidate will interface with team members and MDNT management to ensure high quality products are generated on time and within the resources available. Desired candidate will have experience with performance metrics such as TPMs and other measures of effectiveness for evaluation of missile defense algorithms.

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

Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of software systems and applications, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems software solutions.

The Algorithm Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Engineering (CPE), or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience and eight to ten years of related experience; or masters degree and six to eight years of related experience.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required focused skill areas include Kalman filtering, track filtering, missile fly-out, intercept tracking, engagement dynamics, sensor netting, target discrimination, and/or track fusion. Experience with software development and data analysis in Matlab required; C, C++, and/or Fortran experience also required. Candidate should possess the ability to be part of an integrated team tasked with defining and developing an evolving BMDS Battle Management, Command & Control, and Communications capability. Candidate is desired to understand the Benchmark environment that is used to develop and test missile defense algorithms. Successful candidate will possess in depth knowledge of systems and software engineering concepts, principles, and techniques.
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