Surface Ship Infrastructure Hardware Engineering Lead
General Dynamics Mission Systems
 Pittsfield, MA

Basic Qualifications

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.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense Secret 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Surface Ship Infrastructure Network Engineering Lead. 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.


  • Lead a team of Systems Hardware Engineers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Interface across teams within the Surface Ship organization
  • Perform documentation and engineering drawing updates
  • Troubleshoot emergent production issues remotely and in shipyard environment as required
  • Periodically provide on-site technical support during integration/test or post-delivery activities
  • Participate in new business opportunities and help drive future technology offerings
  • Contribute to the development and update of program-specific plans and processes
  • Participate in Change Control Board (CCB) meetings
  • Participate in Systems Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) meetings
  • Maintain schedule tracking of activities on assigned program
  • Generate and provide updates to various internal and external status reports
  • Generate and support engineering peer reviews
  • Support deliveries and milestones in support of program schedules
  • Develop strong internal and external customer relationships
  • Contact with Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
  • Support Technical Manager when conducting Quarterly Check In (QCIs), performance feedback, staffing/recruiting efforts, etc.
  • Travel may be required approximately 10%


  • Familiarity with technical standards
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Very solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Very solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
  • Very solid knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
  • Self-starter with the ability to execute tasking with minimum supervision
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Solid proficiency in network design, implementation, documentation and troubleshooting
  • Very solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
  • Very solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Exercises creative thinking and ideation to advance business performance
  • Delivers innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
  • The ability to work well in a team environment including forming strong working relationships with program leadership
  • Creative and resourceful approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Very solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to identify and resolve needs before issues arise
  • Desire to learn and improve current/future technology and processes
  • Familiarity with Agile principles, processes, and tools


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Network Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience with leading teams and projects
  • Experience with Infrastructure hardware, systems,
  • Experience with Internal and External Change Processes
  • Experience with Cable Block Diagrams, Wire Connection Lists, and other Drawing Types
  • Experience with Requirements Development and Management
  • Experience with Problem Report tracking
  • Experience with IBM Rational tools such as DOORS and Change
  • Very solid technical writing skills
  • Very solid presentation skills
  • Very solid problem solving skills
  • Very solid testing and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with other shipboard systems such as Navigation, Sea Frame, Aviation, Combat, Communications, etc.


  • Develop yourself
  • Develop others
  • Be a team player
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful
  • Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around you
  • Operate at the right level and deliver on your commitments
  • Think and act strategically
  • Confront reality
  • Take reasonable, managed risks

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!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran