General Dynamics Mission Systems SSGN Fire Control Systems Lead in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, 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 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a SSGN Fire Control Systems Lead. 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.


  • Applies GDMS engineering and SP23 customer processes and practices in the execution of tasks and activities including, but not limited to, requirements analysis, design analysis, implementation, and system integration & test with minimal supervision; immediately allocating and providing leadership and/or direction to other members on the team.

  • Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements

  • Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements

  • 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

  • Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the system of system (SOS) level

  • Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost

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  • Leads Modeling and Simulation activities

  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

  • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle

  • Researches, designs, and develops systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis

  • Begins to provide engineering support to proposals

  • Participates in or leads SOW generation for subcontracts

  • Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments

  • Plans and executes significant project tasks for activities described above

  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills

  • Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses

  • Ability to interact with managers and project teams within and outside of Engineering in addition to external customers will be key to yoursuccess

  • Frequent contact with external customers and vendors

  • Travel may be required

  • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity

  • Keeps abreast of technology trends


  • Excellent use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories

  • Excellent knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Excellent proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools

  • Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately

  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions

  • Excellent understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls

  • Understanding of Systems/Software Development Lifecycle

  • Practical experience in DOORS

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!

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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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Job LocationUSA-MA-Pittsfield


Employment TypeInternal Fill Only

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems