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Senior GPS Systems Engineer - 1

Absolute Opportunities
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
November 16, 2019


Senior GPS Systems Engineer - 1

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred


Applicants selected may 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.

Job Description

A Relocation package may be available for this position.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior GPS Systems 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.


Leads requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with little or no supervision

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

Leads customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)

Leads detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements to include: concept, requirements, design, fabrication, integration, test, acceptance, delivery, installation, training, operation, maintenance and disposal

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

Leads evaluations of 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

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

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

Effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products

Performs or leads the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies on multiple projects

Contributes to Product Family/Product Lines

Supervises or manages lower level employees

Leads technical tasks for large teams or projects

Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals

May be a book boss on a medium proposal

Leads the generation of medium to large subcontract Statement of Works (SOWs)

Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments

Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects

Works on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the company

Conceives system interfaces and business application prototypes.

Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills.

Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.

Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product.

Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.

Serves as consultant to management and customers on projects and applications

May serve as company technical spokesperson

May function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) role

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary):

1. Demonstrated use, understanding and tailoring of Hi Rel GPS systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories.

2. Experience with GPS receivers, hardware, software, GPS simulation, and GPS testing.

3. Demonstrated proficiency with requirements management, system design & system modeling tools

4. Recognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessary

5. Familiar with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

6. Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls

7. Please provide examples of the candidate's understanding and tailoring of Hi Rel GPS systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories.

8. Please share the candidate's experience with GPS receivers, hardware, software, GPS simulation, and GPS testing: