Data Engineering Manager

USA-AZ-Scottsdale | USA-MA-Taunton | USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-MA-Pittsfield | USA-MA-Dedham
3 months ago
Job ID
Required Clearance
No clearance
Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, US Citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Data Engineering Manager in its Information Technology (IT) organization. This manager will be responsible for the Data Integration Engineering and Database Administration teams.  This role reports directly to the Senior Product Manager for Predictive Information and will work across the GDMS organization, interfacing with system administrators, end-users, analysts, developers, engineers, project managers, and all levels of management. 


This is a dynamic growth opportunity within a fast paced IT organization of a world class company. 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 esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Representative duties and tasks:

  • Manage a team of 8 -12 data integration and database management professionals dedicated to enabling a GDMS data strategy
  • Develop and implement employee growth and development plans that energize the team
  • Collaborate with technical and business stakeholders to understand business and technical requirements, and verify that business requirements are correctly translated into technical requirements 
  • Manage to budget and performance targets
  • Continually look for new processes and technologies that make the team more effective and efficient
  • Expand usage and capabilities of the data integration/middleware platforms
  • Drive database disaster recovery initiatives
  • Helps define and refine development and administration methodology that ensure efforts are successfully managed
  • Ensure deployed solutions are maintained and re-evaluated for continual improvement
  • Ensures that solutions meet development best practices and enforces standards.  
  • Acts as first point of escalation for critical issues to ensure that service interruptions are mitigated as quickly as possible.
  • Drives Sox and Cyber compliance
  • Guide data inventory initiatives
  • Identify and evaluate new data management technologies
  • Integrate technical functionality (e.g. scalability, security, performance, data recovery, reliability, etc.)
  • Implement measures to ensure data accuracy and accessibility
  • Some hands on work


Required Skills:

  • A leader with 5+ years of experience managing Data Integration and Database Administration teams
  • A strong and diverse database technology background that includes Oracle, SQLServer, NoSql, Hadoop and other open source platforms
  • The ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff
  • Experience designing and developing application integration solutions using a service bus or other MOM technologies, preferably TIBCO BusinessWorks
  • Experience with XML, XSD, JSON, Web-Services (SOAP and REST) and deployment of HTTPS/SSL solutions, JMS, Database design and tuning, LDAP (Active Directory), Java
  • Experience with data virtualization technologies, preferably Denodo
  • A strong understanding of Database design and warehousing concepts
  • Ability to operate in a fast changing environment
  • A can do attitude, highly collaborative, a strong sense of ownership
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • The ability to work with all levels of the organization


Desired Skills:

  • Advanced SQL skills
  • EQ/MI
  • Mobile apps
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Project planning

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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