SONAR Systems Engineer - Bluefin Robotics - 1

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  • Published date: November 2, 2020
    • Massachusetts, United States

SONAR Systems Engineer - Bluefin Robotics - 1

Quincy, MA 02169


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.


Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

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 Include:
Performs SONAR requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Designs systems and subsystem architectures that support system and subsystem level implementation
Performs modelling and evaluation of SONAR performance
Analyzes acoustic data
Develops and conducts tests for verification and validation of SONAR requirements
Manages subcontractors and vendors/suppliers through design, implementation, testing, and sell-off
Manages and characterizes technical and program risk as it relates to the SONAR subsystem
Presents technical and program information to internal stakeholders and external customers
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
Works under limited direction
Maintains clear, honest and open communications with both internal and external stakeholders/customers
Hands on systems integration, test, and troubleshooting (simulated, benchtop, and at-sea)
Some travel may be required
Some off-shore testing may be required

Experience and Qualifications:
Technical expertise and recognized technical leader (subject matter expert) in the field of SONAR
Strong background in analog and digital electrical hardware design and development
Strong understanding of control systems
Proficiency in signal and image processing
Exposure to artificial intelligence and machine learning
Experience integrating SONAR systems with SWaP requirements
Experience with analysis toolsets such as MATLAB
Demonstrated technical leadership
Highly proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes work scope on projects with little direction
Highly proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions to internal and external customers

Position and Location:

This is a full-time position located in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Bachelor's Degree in systems engineering or a related specialized area or field.

2. 8 years of experience in the relevant industry.

3. Strong knowledge and background in working with SONAR.

4. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.

5. Ability and willingness to do some traveling & off shore testing.

6. Master's Degree. - NICE TO HAVE:

7. Agile experience. - NICE TO HAVE:

8. Salary Expectation?

9. US Citizen or Green Card holder.

10. Complete Current Address?

Additional pre-screen questions:

1. Please walk us through your experience in working with SONAR.

2. What is your experience in integrating SONAR systems with SWaP requirements.

3. Please tell us about your experience with analysis of toolsets such as MATLAB.

4. An active Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Do you have one?

5. Are you local to Quincy, MA? In exceptional circumstances, relocation may be considered for a non-local candidate. If not local, what would be your timeline for relocation, and what would your expectations be for relocation assistance?

6. What is your current level of security clearance? Please verify if it is active or inactive and provide the date of the last investigation.

7. Have you directly applied for this job or have had your resume presented for this job to our client, GDMS by another recruiter?assistance?

8. What is your current level of security clearance? Please verify if it is active or inactive and provide the date of the last investigation.

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