Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience). Agile experience preferred.
Candidates must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense SECRET security clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.
Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Entry-Level Systems Engineer in our Chantilly, VA location. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Participates in requirements analysis, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification)
Performs interface definition studies of system components and products under direct supervision
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems.
Receives detailed instructions from immediate supervisor
Generally works within an identified work group
Some contact with Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Works on problems of limited scope
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of the systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Working knowledge of the system engineering process
Good ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
Good ability to handle more complex assignments as experience progresses
Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
Good awareness of business objectives
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
Builds stable working relationships internally
Good written and verbal communications skills
Good ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
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. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 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