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Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2021-48324


Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements

Posted Date: 4/16/2021

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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements. 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

Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you'll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers' missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between.

As a Senior Advanced Systems Engineer, you'll lead model and simulation activities as you participate in requirements analysis and management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification). It's your chance to step up to the challenge and prove you're ready to lead the world.

What you'll experience:

  • Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience; Agile experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles and theories
  • Strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools

What sets you apart:

  • Exceptional communication skills with the capacity to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Aptitude to quickly grasp and apply new information
  • Effectively leads teams to the successful completion of major programs and projects
  • Ability to interact with project teams, managers and end users

GDMS Business Area and Additional Skill-set:

Support of Trusted Space Solutions (TSS) in the design, development, test and deliver space hardware for various customers. Additional required (some desired) experience and skill-set:

  • Communications Theory
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Space-based coherent transceiver design
  • Experience analyzing/estimating phase noise performance of coherent transceivers
  • Basic modulation types: PSK, QAM, phase modulation, PSK on subcarrier, FSK, DSSS
  • All-digital tracking loop algorithm design
  • Tracking loop performance analysis and design trade-offs
  • All-digital automatic gain controller design
  • Experience with satellite ranging using PN signals and tones
  • Code tracking loop design
  • Transmitter algorithm design ( RRC filter design trade-offs, pulse shaping, re-sampling, etc )
  • Transmitter performance analysis (gain/phase/quadrature imbalance, EVM)
  • Receiver and transmitter equalizer design
  • Amplifier linearization techniques
  • Power amplifier modeling (desired)
  • Familiarity with multirate signal processing techniques ( polyphase filtering, arbitrary resampling )
  • Familiarity with adaptive signal processing techniques
  • Familiarity with various comms standards ( DSN, TDRSS, SGLS, USB, GPS, DVBS2 )
  • Simulink and MATLAB experience
  • Verilog experience is a plus
  • Experience with FPGA debug
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting in a lab setting

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

Keywords: General Dynamics, Scottsdale , Senior Advanced Systems Engineer, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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