• Sr Advanced Network Design Engineer

    Location USA-MA-Taunton | USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/7/2018 4:21 PM)
    Job ID
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    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced Network Design Engineer.  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.


    •Analyzes effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources
    •Analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development
    •Assigned difficult problems within domain of expertise
    •Capable in supporting challenging technical assignments within domain of expertise
    •Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements
    •Develops subsystem Test Plans and Test procedures
    •Establishes work methodology and sequence to gather and organize data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
    •Extended contact with senior levels within the engineering department, and some cross-department contacts for program support
    •Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, fund allocations, and work requirements
    •Instructs customers in the operation and maintenance of the system
    •Is a subject matter expert (SME) in at least one discipline/field and possesses working knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
    •Leads small continuous process improvement efforts
    •Maintains records, compiles reports, graphs, charts and related data in support of projects
    •Makes recommendations and coordinates and identifies resources required to meet defined project requirements
    •Non-technical Support Participates in and provides reasoned input to discussions related to identification of problems/issues in tasks and/or project assignments
    •Participates in and provides reasoned input to discussions related to identification of problems/issues in tasks and/or project assignments
    •Participates in the strategic planning for new project(s) utilizing creative application of domain competence
    •Participates in the tactical planning for completion of identified project segment
    •Performs all aspects of Systems Engineering disciplines including, Requirements Analysis, Use Cases and Data Flow Diagrams development as well as defining system default data definition through Interface Control Documents (ICDs) development
    •Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification or electronic or electro-mechanical devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems
    •Performs system integration & testing and regression testing of software
    •Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for new or existing programs
    •Provides mentoring and direction to less experienced personnel
    •Provides systems engineering support to other cross-functional product teams such as Software Engineering, Network Design, Information Assurance, Modeling & Simulation,
    •Provides technical expertise to customers, users or company personnel either at domestic or international field sites
    •Resolves proposal preparation problems and assesses the progress against established plans and parameters
    •Serves as company liaison with customers on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects
    •Supports all required Engineering reviews, Gathers and organizes data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
    •Supports and participates in negotiations with customer
    •Supports proposal efforts as requested
    •Supports systems, software and equipment layout. Installs, tests, modifies and/or operates complex equipment and systems
    •Technical Support
    •Test/Integration, Integrated Logistics Support, and Training
    •Utilizes defined resources to meet project requirements

    Able to solve multiple issues within domain of expertise across multiple engineering disciplines
    Considered expert in field within the organization
    Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
    Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    Demonstrates a very strong pattern of continuous learning
    Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
    Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
    Effects of decisions are long-lasting and heavily influence the future course of the organization
    Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
    Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would result in the expenditure of large amounts of company resources
    Exercises very strong latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment
    Exercises very strong judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    Expertise in systems engineering, network/system management with demonstrable background in research support and in-depth, hands-on knowledge of COTS/GOTS network and systems management applications
    Having very strong experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    Lacks authority to discipline or reward
    May provide work direction to other employees
    Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
    Serves as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives
    Work is performed without appreciable direction
    Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors

    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.  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


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