Space Communications Security Systems Engineer and Architect

General Dynamics Mission Systems - Scottsdale, AZ

Basic Qualifications

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical field and is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree in engineering or a related technical field plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Clearance Requirements:
Candidates must have an active Secret security clearance. 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 Space Communications Security Systems Engineer and Architect. 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
Frequent contact with all levels across the entire company
Serves as consultant to management and customers on projects and applications
May serve as company technical spokesperson
Works under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectives
Assignments may be self-initiated
Works on unusually complex problems and provides creative and innovative solutions
May function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) role
Keeps abreast of technology trends and communicates these trends to other

Significant use, understanding and tailoring of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Frequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas
Major contributor to the achievement of business objectives
Significant proficiency with requirements management, system design & system modeling tools
Recognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessary
Familiar with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
Significant proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Significant written and verbal communications skills
Creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Significant skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Significant ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
Significant understanding and ability to apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
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!