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(REMOTE ELIGIBLE) Chief Scientist - PNT Products

Company: General Dynamics Mission
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.


  • 10+ years professional experience in systems architecture, engineering and product development
  • Experience with DoD or aerospace systems is required
  • PNT systems on Army ground vehicles is a plus
  • Subject Matter Expert in at least one technical discipline and knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines
  • Strong use and understanding of system architecture concepts, principles, and theories
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Customer focus with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Deep-dive analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly synthesize and clearly report relevant information
  • Strong understanding of project leadership and management principles
  • Strong problem-solving skills to identify issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and testing tools
  • Familiarity with quality standards for industry and government

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time 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
    GPS Source, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GDMS, is a world class innovator and manufacturer of high quality, high performance position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies for demanding defense and commercial markets. Our tight knit product development team needs a -Chief Scientist, who is an expert in turning innovative ideas into quality products and is ready to lead our engineers -to design, deliver and support first-to-market PNT solutions. This position will be located in our new facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado (near I-25 and Circle Drive).
    As a technical leader, you will play a key role in delivering world-class secure, resilient PNT products and solutions. Our product development team consist of hardware, software, and systems engineering teams, each focusing on a specific set of components and services, in the areas of communication, device integration, and assured PNT services. The successful candidate will be responsible for engineering our next generation product line. This is your opportunity to lead and shape a rapidly growing team focused on world class product development.
    What you'll experience:

    • Technologies that aren't just top-notch; they're often top-priorities for national security
    • Our innovative products and systems literally protect and save lives
    • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
    • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered
    • A fast-paced product development environment

      What the team is like:

      • Custom hardware and software embedded products for both military and commercial customers
      • Able to identify and resolve technical issues across functional teams
      • Able to meet program timelines, while also ensuring compliance with quality processes
      • Able to quickly synthesize and clearly report relevant information (data and metrics)
      • Continually finding ways to innovate and improve practices

        What you bring to the table:

        • Ability to optimize all phases of work including requirements management, modeling and simulation, risk analysis and formal trade study tools
        • A PhD degree in Engineering is highly desired
        • Excellent communication skills; ability to easily and effectively communicate technical topics to a diverse audience
        • Commitment to ongoing professional development; always learning and advancing yourself and others
        • Experience with GPS theory and designing Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) product solutions
        • Broad technical familiarity in military and commercial PNT systems; along with current and anticipated threats to PNT systems
        • Countermeasures against Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR), Cyber, or Electronic Warfare (EW)
        • Dependencies with other capabilities such as tactical communications, command & control, and targeting
        • Integration with platforms, weapon systems and other systems that incorporate PNT
        • Some travel may be required

          What sets you apart:

          • Recognized as a subject matter expert in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
          • Substantial knowledge of position, navigation, timing, and communication technologies
          • Outstanding leadership skills
          • Actively involved in emerging PNT technologies from industry and academia
          • Ability to apply or develop highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts:

            • RF signal processing
            • Kalman filters and sensor fusion
            • CRPA based anti-jam digital electronics design (e.g. SFAP or STAP)
            • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and GPS modernization
            • Techniques supporting GPS Denied Navigation

            • Hands-on design of hardware including radio frequency (RF) and digital components
            • Knowledge of logic/FFT firmware design on FPGAs and software development on embedded processors

              Minimum SalaryUSD $138,084.00/Yr.
              Maximum SalaryUSD $186,600.00/Yr.
              Salary NoteNote: The compensation information listed is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation.
              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 12,000+ 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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