Sr Principal Systems Engineer – PWSA Mission SE Skillset/Requirements

Scottsdale AZ General Dynamics Corporation

Responsibilities for this Position
Sr Principal Systems Engineer – PWSA Mission SE Skillset/Requirements

ID: 2024-62848
Required Clearance: Secret
Posted Date: 4/12/2024
Category: Engineering-Systems
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 10+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.

Responsibilities for this Position


A s a systems engineer for the SDA GMI program, youll be a member of a cross functional team responsible for developing and deploying the state-of-the-art ground operational system.

We encourage you to apply if you have any of these preferred skills or experiences:

  • Satellite communications knowledge
  • Ground to Satellite communication knowledge
  • Ground operations experience

Learn more about the SDA Program – Featured Job Opportunities – SDA (

What sets you apart:

  • Creative thinker with demonstrated success leading the systems development life cycle
  • Collaborative team player eager to provide technical leadership and position others for success
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and influence management skills, with notable record of securing buy-in on concepts and ideas
  • Experienced in the art of negotiation with ability to meet challenging customer requirements with win-win solutions
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others

Our Commitment to You:

  • An exciting career path with opportunities for continuous learning and development.
  • Research oriented work, alongside award winning teams developing practical solutions for our nations security
  • Flexible schedules with every other Friday off work, if desired (9/80 schedule)
  • Competitive benefits, including 401k matching, flex time off, paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, health & wellness programs, employee resource and social groups, and more
  • See more at

Preferred Experience:
Technical Background:

  • Demonstrated Satellite communications knowledge
  • Satellite constellation contact planning experience
  • Ground operations experience
  • Performs design of networks, with working knowledge of networking protocols
  • Performs detailed technical analyses for a software subsystem or system elements
  • Experience in Software functional analysis and interface definitions, including Application Programing Interface experience

System Engineering Experience:

  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, and system design and definition.
  • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
  • Facilitates discussions with senior levels of Customer Stakeholders

Workplace Options:
This position is fully on-site, OR Hybrid/Flex
While on-site, you will be a part of the Scottsdale location facility


Salary Note

This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Combined Salary Range

USD $183,277.00 – USD $203,323.00 /Yr.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the worlds most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine whats possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

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


Back To Search Results General Dynamics Mission Systems is a technology integrator and original equipment manufacturer that provides mission critical solutions across ground, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

To apply for this job please visit