Senior Advanced Systems Engineer (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Agile experience preferred, plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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

GDMS has an immediate opening for an Senior Advanced Systems Engineer to join our Responsive Space Systems Engineering team.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has been providing high reliability mission payloads to the U.S. government for almost five decades. 400 space missions later, side-by-side with NASA and the U.S. military, our telecommunications technology is circling multiple planets. We are one of the nation's thought leaders for digital space payloads and we plan to continue investing in critical new technologies to improve the performance, flexibility, reliability, and affordability of our mission payloads. Our goal is to architect today's mission payloads for tomorrow's hard problems.

This position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge Space Systems and Technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. Our teams 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 GDMS and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Advanced Systems 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.

Learn more about our Mission Payloads and Space Navigation & Communications work here:

Advanced Systems Engineers design, develop and test GDMS Space Systems to ensure the integration of software, hardware, reliability, maintainability, safety, and other requirements in the total engineering effort. Additional Responsibilities include formulating operational concepts; performing mission, functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis; selecting systems architecture; and preparing specifications for systems to ensure designs meet customer missions.

  • 9/80 flexible schedule (9 hour days with every other Friday off)
  • Support for flexible work arrangements, remote/on-site, depending on program needs

  • Digital Signal Processing, Communications Systems Engineering, RF engineering, System Test and Integration, System Design
  • DevOps, Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • SIGINT, Space Payloads, New Space, and Commercial Space
  • Design to the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Design to Unit Production Cost (DTUPC), Constraints-Based Engineering, Risk Analysis
  • Effective communication, presenting to internal stakeholders and external customers, building advocacy, clear and concise written documentation
  • Python, MATLAB, Mathcad, SysML, FPGA and Xilinx tools
  • If you don't have everything on this list, we still want to talk to you! We are seeking highly motivated engineers who are willing to learn, and we're willing to teach


Space today is a fast-changing environment, and our customers need new capability delivered with unprecedented speed and precision. To address this challenging market, our engineers need to
  • Collaborate, ask questions, and give away knowledge freely; be willing to mentor and be mentored
  • Make data-driven decisions, stand behind their analysis, and update conclusions as new information becomes available
  • Use engineering judgement to make decisions when not all the data is available
  • Actively seek to stretch and grow their cross-domain knowledge
  • Maintain focus on meeting the mission and enabling the customer's vision
  • Work to build strong relationships with functional groups that support execution
  • Take ownership of execution and support empowerment at all program levels


Target salary range: USD $135,000.00/Yr. - USD $165,000.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

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
More Information on General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Hanover, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Anapolis Junction, MD, Florham Park, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, Taunton, MA, Dedham, MA, Greensboro, NC, McLeansville, NC, Marion, VA, Orlando, FL, Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, MN, San Antonio, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, El Segundo, CA, San Jose, CA and Quincy, MA. General Dynamics Mission Systems was founded in 1952. It has 8438 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 116 open jobs at General Dynamics Mission Systems, click here.
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