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Senior Electrical Engineer - Hardware Design

at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Posted: 11/9/2019
Job Reference #: 40418
Keywords: engineer, electrical

Job Description

  • Posted Date3 months ago(9/17/2019 11:40 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-MD-Hanover | USA-NJ-Florham Park
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical 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.


    A current TS/SCI with Polygraph 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.


    • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited major university and eight years of relevant design experience
    • MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited major university and six years of relevant design experience

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Electrical Engineer - Hardware Design with an emphasis on Electrical Engineering and Photonics. 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 customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. This position is part of a ~50 person team and will be the primary hardware design engineer at the location. The candidate will need to be able to work independently with minimal oversight.


    • Derive requirements, design, build, and test cutting edge devices containing both electrical and optical hardware
    • Troubleshooting and design updates of existing hardware
    • Expert knowledge of lab practices and test of electrical and optical hardware
    • Experience in FPGA design, development, and testing (using Verilog, VHDL or similar)
    • Experience designing digital & analog control circuits for optoelectronic devices including lasers, photodetectors, and modulators. PREFERRED -- Control circuit experience with optical amplifiers, optical splitters, optical attenuators and optical filters
    • Experience in schematic capture and leading a PWB/PCB design through layout, fab and assembly
    • Experience with interface control standards and methods (RS-232, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP)
    • Experience specifying and designing RTOS embedded controller PWB/PCBs
    • Experience working on proposals for relevant electrical engineering content
    • PREFERRED -- Embedded software development using real-time operating systems (VxWorks, etc.)
    • PREFERRED -- Knowledge of telecommunications hardware and test equipment


    • Responsible and accountable for the electrical design technical planning, scheduling, cost analysis, risk analysis and successful execution of small to medium programs or major electrical subsystems of a larger program containing substantial electrical content
    • Leads or makes substantial contribution to electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), interface analysis and definition for the design, integration and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems for major programs and projects containing substantial, complex electrical content
    • Plans and leads electrical engineering root cause analysis for complex electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
    • Substantial contribution to the generation and maintenance of electrical work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
    • Develops and presents electrical requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and external customers
    • Provides substantial contributions to technical subcontract management that may include Statement of Work (SOW) development, proposal evaluation, source selection, technical oversight, and subcontractor work product evaluation and acceptance
    • Leads design reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems
    • Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
    • Applies a strong understanding of the organization’s defined electrical processes throughout the lifecycle of the program or project
    • Participation in the improvement of the organization’s electrical processes
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle
    • Leads the research and analysis of data, such as a customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
    • Leads small technical proposals and contributes to proposals and may serve as a proposal cost or technical volume lead
    • May function in a project leadership role or supervise lower level employees
    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    • Generally works on diverse range of complex problems requiring ingenuity and creativity without specific direction
    • Guides the successful completion of programs and projects
    • Generally has regular contact with project leads, Program Managers and Senior Managers including external customers
    • Generally works with multiple work groups


    • Strong use and understanding of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
    • Strong understanding of electrical engineering processes
    • Aware of business objective and Engineering’s role in achieving that objective
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to think creatively
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering design
    • Manages bill of materials (BOMs), costs and schedules
    • Demonstrated ability to track scope growth
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly
    • Strong ability to handle more complex problems
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises strong independent judgment
    • Strong contributor to the team, but also can work independently

    **Position can be located in Hanover, MD or Florham Park, NJ


    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