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Senior Principal Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Scottsdale, AZ posted March 6, 2021.

GD (NYSE) $165.26 February 26, 2021 01:31PM

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2021-47601
Required Clearance: TS/SCI, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 2/23/2021
Category: Engineering-Systems
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

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.

We prefer someone with experience with SIGINT/COMINT/ELINT and Electronic Warfare systems architecture and design. Additionally, the candidate will have working knowledge of:

  • SIGINT/COMINT/ELINT and Electronic Warfare systems
  • Data and Voice communication systems
  • System Architectures for tactical systems
  • Modern signals / waveforms


Candidate must be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance within an acceptable timeframe. Ideally, the candidate will have a current Department of Defense TS/SCI – SI/TK 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 Senior System 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. General Dynamics Mission Systems 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 General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior System 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:

The Senior System Engineer will support DoD SIGINT program captures and execution. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supporting the business development team as lead engineer for strategic captures, working with customers to define requirements and conops, working with industry partners to assemble a winning team, and identifying and implementation strategies leading to proposal preparation.

The candidate will work as part of the engineering team to

  • Evaluate Customer requirements. This includes preparation and delivery of customer briefings and capability demonstrations.
  • Perform trade studies pertaining to the system architecture and major subsystems.
  • Work with BD to develop and implement capture strategies.
  • Derive requirements from customer system/subsystem requirements as well as perform analysis and simulation/modeling.
  • Support business development activities through analysis of customer and market requirements and comparison against GD-MS product lines along with other vendor products/capabilities.
  • Recommend the development of new capabilities in support of market and customer needs

Key knowledge Skills

  • A seasoned, experienced professional having a broad range of expertise, unique knowledge and a wide range of professional experience and possessing a substantial understanding of system engineering concepts, principles, and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • Possesses the skills and aptitude to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
  • Substantial skills at helping company meet financial and business objectives by resolving complex issues in creative, effective and financially favorable ways
  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups
  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
  • Substantial ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods
  • Substantial awareness of business objectives and Engineering’s role in achieving them
  • Substantial ability to be creative, innovative and accountable, and has mastered advanced decision-making skills
  • Substantial ability to multi-task
  • Substantial ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects as a technical lead with little or no direction, frequently provides direction and leadership to technical teams and determines methods and procedures
  • Substantial ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments
  • Substantial ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
  • Advocate and champion at interpreting, defining and applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues
  • Able to contribute to shaping major market opportunities
  • Substantial written and verbal communications skills
  • Substantial ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
  • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions; someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization

Preferred Experience:

SIGINT Systems, ELINT Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, and Cyber Systems.

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 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


General Dynamics Mission Systems is a technology integrator and original equipment manufacturer that provides mission critical solutions across ground, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

Copyright 2021 General Dynamics Corporation