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Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Mission Systems
Dedham, MA
December 21, 2020

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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 12,000+ 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.


Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph 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.


A Relocation package may be available for this position.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Key Management 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.


Performs 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 subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer

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

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

Performs detailed technical analyses for a 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 systemsÂ

Participates in Modeling and Simulation

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

May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees

Independently determines proposed approach to solutions

Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects

Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above

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

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product

Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses

Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups

Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company

Frequent contact with external customers

Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems

Independently determines approach to solutions

Keeps abreast of technology trends

Contributes to the achievement of business objective


Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories

Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines

Proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools

Recognizes various architectural patterns

Poficient in Microsoft Office applications

Proficient written and verbal communications skills

Able to sell concepts and ideas

Creative thinker

Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments

Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction

Proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions

Proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design

Job type: Direct hire

Job function: Information Technology

Industry: Defense & Space

Experience level: Mid-senior

Education level: Bachelor’s degree

Job classification: Business Professional

Location: Dedham, MA

Zip code: 02026

Skills: Information Technology, IT, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Experience required: 5 Years

Relocation assistance: Yes

Visa requirement: US Citizenship is required.