Senior Test Engineer

3 weeks ago
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Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


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

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Test Engineer.  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.


May help plan sub tasks within a plan
Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development lifecycle
Assists in the generation of system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
Assists in the development of test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
Assists in the development of and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of product development and manufacturing
Isolates and documents issues and defects
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Follows direction and is accountable for the successful completion of tasks, thereby making a significant contribution to the team
Receives direction from supervisor on technical objectives of assignments
Demonstrates understanding of commitments and interdependencies
Promotes process/policy compliance
Supports continuous improvement initiatives
Frequent contact with multiple work groups
Usually participates with other members of the team
Occasional outside business contact
Focuses on becoming a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Keeps abreast of technology trends

Very solid knowledge in use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principals and theories
Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions
Very solid awareness of business objectives and engineering's role in achieving them
Very solid ability to promote ideas that enhance productivity and efficiency
Very solid knowledge and experience with object oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
Willingly considers new ideas and perspectives, eager to learn and grow professionally
Very solid knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
Very solid written and oral communication skills
Ability to think creatively
Good at multi-tasking
Very solid ability to communicate issues and alternatives clearly
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
Willing to try and promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience



Bachelor of Science Degree


Knowledge in:

  • Support test technicians in troubleshooting electronic circuits
  • Support upgrades to manufacturing test suites used to test production hardware
  • Troubleshoot & repair manufacturing test equipment


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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