Opportunity:  Systems Engineering Technical Staff — MUOS/JTRS at General Dynamics C4 Systems



By Dean ~ November 20th, 2011. Filed under: Opportunities.

We recently caught wind of a very interesting opportunity down in Scottsdale.  General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has an opening for a Systems Engineer to work on JTRS waveforms.  I hear that this is a fairly senior role and that the successful candidate will have a significant impact on the program.  If you pursue this, please let them know that you heard about the opportunity from us.

The full text of the posting follows:

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General Dynamics C4 Systems provides cutting-edge technology, products and systems that protect some of the most sensitive information in the world. Information that saves lives and protects nations.
Serving a customer base that includes government agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense and select international users, our secure communications technologies include:

  • Secure voice, data, and computer products
  • Network encryption
  • Space encryption equipment
  • Networked radios for public safety and disaster management
    • Combat search and rescue radios
    • Software-defined tactical handheld and manpack radios
    • Shipboard digital modular radios
    • Air traffic control radios

At General Dynamics C4 systems, our employees define our company. We foster a culture of innovation and creativity, encouraging our people to think independently in the pursuit of excellence. That excellence is realized through the creation of products and technologies that protect lives; recognized by our customers’ continued trust; and personified by our dedicated staff of secure communications technologies professionals.

To provide senior level systems engineering to a software defined radio products organization across multiple programs and opportunities. Responsible for working with other senior members to define architectures, establish requirements and then drive implementation of said radio products. First position is targeted for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) User Entry Segment (UES): Wireless Communications System Engineer for a UMTS/WCDMA – based radio application designed to execute within a satellite environment on a JTRS SCA compliant software-defined radio. Candidate will provide systems level oversight of UES including all aspects of the waveform including red and black side feature and architecture, security concerns for waveform implementation, along with the implementation of the waveform development environment WDE for the final development of the waveform. Additional activities include participation in definition and update of requirements and call flows related to registration, call setup, QoS negotiation, netted communications, authentication and provisioning. Overarching design considerations include system capacity, latency and real-time performance of the embedded WCDMA application hosted in FPGAs, microprocessors and custom hardware (e.g., RF).

Tasks include:

  • Providing technical leadership of SW architecture design for software defined radio products
  • Oversight for software code and test including participation in peer reviews and integration
  • Oversight of WDE design for MUOS waveform development
  • Participation in Technical Interchange Meetings and major design reviews
  • Collaboration with other MUOS segments in establishing viable design solution

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related field, or the equivalent experience is required. Advanced degree preferred. In addition, a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience is required, 20 years of relevant experience preferred.

Must be able to travel 20% of the time.

Applicant must be capable of obtaining a U.S. security clearance.

Applicant must be a US Citizen.

Must have a working knowledge of TCP/IP stacks and embedded Real-Time processing and experience designing for software-defined environments, encryption (IPsec, SCIP/HAIPE), Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA); 3G WCDMA; 3G UMTS; WiMAX highly desired. Must be intimately familiar with systems engineering process and procedures and have had extensive experience in working in complex communication environments. Experience with ClearCase, ClearQuest, Doors, RequisitePro, Rational Rose a plus. Candidate must have excellent initiative, communication, technical skills and technical leadership skills. Applicant must be capable of obtaining a US Security Clearance.

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Arizona

Good luck!


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