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Job Ref:  95646626
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Minnesota
City:  Bloomington
16/10/2016 05:07
ID 2016-21401
Job Location USA - MN-Bloomington

Required Clearance Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Posted Date 10/14/2016 8:28:00 AM
Category Engineering-Systems

Responsibilities for this Position:

Do you want to be part of company that is developing leading edge technology• Are you looking for an opportunity where you can have an impact and support our nation's fundamental defense and intelligence services• Do you want to work among a talented and technically accomplished group of engineers•

If you are interested in making an impact, then General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) is the place for you. GDMS has an opening for a Hardware/Systems Architect - Avionics Computers to join a team of engineers that design a range of high-assurance, ruggedized combat systems, including mission computers, platform computing, special-purpose supercomputers and signal processing systems.

Key Responsibilities
The Hardware/Systems Architect - Avionics Computers will analyze, design, develop and test General Dynamics Mission Systems ruggedized avionics computers to ensure the successful integration of software and hardware while achieving reliability, maintainability and safety requirements.

Responsibilities include:
  • formulating operational concepts
  • performing mission, functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis
  • selecting systems architecture
  • preparing systems specifications

The selected candidate may also be asked to document security on both new and fielded information systems or provide accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features are considered and functioning properly.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Develop hardware architecture for ruggedized avionics computers
  • Perform trade studies comparing a variety of technologies
  • Be an active contributor on acquisition proposal teams
  • Lead technical activities on acquisition proposal teams
  • Perform cost estimations
  • Serve as the technical lead for a team of 6-20 engineers
  • 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:

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

The Hardware/Systems Architect - Avionics Computers position requires a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent field and at least eight to ten years of related work experience; or master's degree and a minimum of six to eight years of related experience.

Successful candidates will have hardware systems architecture experience as well as an electronic module design and/or FPGA design background.

Candidates must have in-depth technical knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
  • Interface Technology:
    • 10GigE
    • PCIe
    • Fibre Channel
    • 1553
    • Display IO (DVI/Display Port/HDMI/ARICN 818/etc.)
  • Processor Technology:
    • X86 (Xeon, i7)
    • PPC
    • ARM
  • FPGA:
    • Altera
    • Xilinx
    • Microsemi
  • Avionics Design
    • System design for a rugged environment
    • Requirements creation/allocation experience

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.

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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