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Sr. Systems Engineer

Company Name:
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a provider of end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions to help ensure our customers have the right information when they need it to act with confidence in their high stakes missions. As a business unit within General Dynamics' Information Systems and Technology group, we are dedicated to solving our customer's tough problems and providing the expertise and technical innovation required to transform data into actionable intelligence.
From undersea sensors to border surveillance systems to space electronics, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs and develops high-performance solutions to gather and organize data from across the cyber, space, air, land and sea domains. This is your opportunity to join a company with more than 50 years proven experience helping our customers be mission ready.
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) has an immediate opening for an Advanced Systems Engineer to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDAIS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to create and manage various GDAIS and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Advanced Systems Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
Key Responsibilities
Advanced Systems Engineers analyze, design, develop and test GDAIS systems to ensure the integration of software, hardware, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering effort. Additional Responsibilities include formulating operational concepts; performing mission, functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis; selecting systems architecture; and preparing specifications for GDAIS operating systems to ensure designs meet applicable security specifications. These individuals may also be asked to document security on both new and fielded information systems or provide accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features are considered and functioning properly.
Additional Responsibilities
Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDAIS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDAISs services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.
Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance GDAIS technology.
The Advanced Systems Engineer position requires a bachelors degree in a specialized area, field or the equivalent and at least five to eight years of related work experience. Applicants with a masters degree and a minimum of three to five years of related experience are also eligible.
Department of Defense TS/SCI 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.
The following experience is required:
Water Fall/Agile System/SW development models
Supporting system requirements definition as well as Requirement Tracing
Compiling requirement analysis into requirements artifacts: user need statements, shall/use case/user stories, etc.
Hands-on experience with various requirement elicitation techniques such as prototyping, interviewing, brainstorming
Collaborating with Requirements teams/Development teams to analyze system requirements
Collaborating with Development teams on implementation and maintenance of system/software products
Collaborating with Test teams on implementation and maintenance of test cases/procedures
Familiar with the full system development life cycle as it pertains to the delivery of the program and its supporting documentation: SSS, SRD, SRS, SDD, etc.
Modeling languages: UML
MS Office Visio, Powerpoint, Excel, Word
Peer Reviews
Good communication skills
The following experience is desired:
Modeling languages: SysML
SW development background using Java/SQL Server DBMS
Windows System Admin (Server/Workstations OS, VM environment) and Hardware Integration experience; especially Networking basics and Data management/repository; e.g., SAN, NAS, etc.
Experience with Atlassian JIRA
IBM Rational DOORS - Requirements Management
Peer Review Tools
Date: 2014-09-11
Country: US
State: VA
City: Fairfax
Postal Code: 22033

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