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Network Infrastructure Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a provider of end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions to help ensure our customers have the right information when they need it to act with confidence in their high stakes missions. As a business unit within General Dynamics’ Information Systems and Technology group, we are dedicated to solving our customer's tough problems and providing the expertise and technical innovation required to transform data into actionable intelligence.


From undersea sensors to border surveillance systems to space electronics, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs and develops high-performance solutions to gather and organize data from across the cyber, space, air, land and sea domains. This is your opportunity to join a company with more than 50 years proven experience helping our customers be mission ready.


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

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDAIS employees 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 GDAIS and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary, the Senior 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.


The LCS program is a key element of the Navy's plan to address asymmetric threats. Intended to operate in coastal areas of the globe, the ship is fast, highly maneuverable and geared to supporting mine detection/elimination, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare, particularly against small surface craft.

Key Responsibilities

Systems Engineers analyze, design, develop and test GDAIS systems to ensure the integration of software, hardware, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering effort.  This particular position requires a candidate with a willingness to take on a broad range of tasks.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implementation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and integration of the LCS Total Ship’s Computing Environment (TSCE) which includes servers, network devices, and cable plant
  • Device hardware selection/integration
  • Troubleshooting of networks and video distribution systems
  • Working with and updating cable plant and hardware drawings
  • Performing functional, cost-benefit, and risk analysis to support design changes
  • Supporting and engaging in programs and projects utilizing and adhering to GDAIS policies and procedures
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Suggesting improvements in design and implementation to enhance system performance

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance GDAIS technology.


Ability to travel approximately 20% of time is a requirement.


The Senior Systems Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline, or the equivalent and at least two to five years of related work experience.  Applicants with a master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline and a minimum of zero to two years of related work experience are also eligible.


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.


Required Key Skills and Experience

  • Experience with cable plant drawings and hardware layout drawings
  • Experience with schematics and system design documentation
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Proven technical communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Organized, with the demonstrated ability to drive efforts to completion
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Process compliance

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Combat System infrastructure design
  • LAN/WAN architecture
  • Network based security solutions, such as firewalls, IDS, and/or IPS solutions
  • Experience with DOORS, Team Center, Synergy, IBM Rational Tools


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    Pittsfield, MA 01201
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