Senior Electrical Engineer - Hardware Design

General Dynamics Mission Systems
Hanover, MD
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Full Time
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.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:A current TS/SCI with Polygraph is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited major university and eight years of relevant design experienceMS in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited major university and six years of relevant design experience Responsibilities 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.REQUIRED SKILLS, TYPICAL PROGRAM DUTIES, AND DESIRED SKILLS:Derive requirements, design, build, and test cutting edge devices containing both electrical and optical hardwareTroubleshooting and design updates of existing hardwareExpert knowledge of lab practices and test of electrical and optical hardwareExperience 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 filtersExperience in schematic capture and leading a PWB/PCB design through layout, fab and assemblyExperience with interface control standards and methods (RS-232, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP)Experience specifying and designing RTOS embedded controller PWB/PCBsExperience working on proposals for relevant electrical engineering contentPREFERRED -- Embedded software development using real-time operating systems (VxWorks, etc.)PREFERRED -- Knowledge of telecommunications hardware and test equipmentREPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: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 contentLeads or makes substantial contribution to electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (eg 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 (ie plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customersDevelops and presents electrical requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and external customersProvides 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 acceptanceLeads design reviews of electrical components, equipment and systemsEvaluates vendor capability to support product developmentApplies 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 processesSupports 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 applicationSelects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliabilityLeads small technical proposals and contributes to proposals and may serve as a proposal cost or technical volume leadMay function in a project leadership role or supervise lower level employeesExercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignmentsGenerally works on diverse range of complex problems requiring ingenuity and creativity without specific directionGuides the successful completion of programs and projectsGenerally has regular contact with project leads, Program Managers and Senior Managers including external customersGenerally works with multiple work groupsKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Strong use and understanding of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theoriesFrequently contributes to the development of new theories and methodsStrong understanding of electrical engineering processesAware of business objective and Engineering's role in achieving that objectiveStrong proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsStrong written and verbal communications skillsAbility to think creativelyAbility to multi-taskHighly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actionsAbility to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering designManages bill of materials (BOMs), costs and schedulesDemonstrated ability to track scope growthGrasps and applies new information quicklyStrong ability to handle more complex problems Shows initiative on assignments, exercises strong independent judgmentStrong contributor to the team, but also can work independently#CJ3#CB 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

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