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Hardware/Systems Senior Architect - Avionics Computers Full-time Job

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Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


A Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is obtainable within 24 months. Applicants selected may 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.


A Relocation package may be available for this position.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Hardware/Systems senior architect. 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.

Successful candidates will have hardware systems architecture experience as well as an electronic module design and/or FPGA design background.

Candidates must have in-depth technical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Interface Technology:
    • 10GigE
    • PCIe
    • Fibre Channel
    • 1553
    • Display IO (DVI/Display Port/HDMI/ARICN 818/etc.)
  • Processor Technology:
    • X86 (Xeon, i7)
    • PPC
    • ARM
  • FPGA:
    • Altera
    • Xilinx
    • Microsemi
  • Avionics Design
    • System design for a rugged environment
    • Requirements creation/allocation experience.

  • Familiar with tactical embedded computing platforms including OpenVPX modules and backplanes
  • Familiar with interfaces including 10/40/100Gig Ethernet (optical and copper), serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP), serial interfaces (RS-232/SDLC), INS/IMU systems and interfaces, FPGA design including DSP functions and advanced networking
  • Familiarity with COTS module vendors
  • Familiarity with cooling approaches including air-cooled, liquid-cooled, air flow through and liquid flow through
  • Familiarity with power conversion from 270 VDC, 115 VAC/400Hz single- and three-phase
  • Works independently as well as in a cross-functional team environment
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex and verbal instructions; communicate across organizational levels; proficient English reading level to understand technical terminology used within the organization
  • Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.


RF system integration including RF signal chain analysis, antennae (including phased arrays), tuners, filters, amplifiers and ADC/DAC.

Optical systems experience including hyper-spectral imagers, LIDAR, EO/IR systems.

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