Sr. Wheeled Vehicle Lethality Engineer (F)

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Land Systems
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Sterling Heights
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Requisition Number: 2392
Location: Sterling Heights Complex (LSHC)
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided: Not Applicable
Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years
Department: SSWV Vetronics SW & Lethality - L9665 (Direct)

Position Description:
- Design engineer, with emphasis on system and subsystem requirements analysis, development, integration, and test for functionality on medium-caliber turret platforms. Area of interest is lethality.

- Perform system, subsystem, & LRU-level requirements analyses across lethality functionality, identifying interfaces & functionality for multiple programs/platforms. Examples of lethality functionality include weapon motion, sighting system motion, fire control states/modes, weapon firing, sensors, actuators, crew station interfaces (e.g., displays, hand stations), & diagnostics, with support as needed to power distribution, embedded training, etc. All efforts include consideration for fully operational & degraded modes.

- Support software and hardware development activities for make or buy items as required to ensure planned subsystem and turret-level test activities occur according to project plans.

- Prepare for laboratory/turret/vehicle integration/test by authoring test plans/procedures, defining test layout, power, harnessing, emulators, fault injection, etc.

- Perform hardware and software test in lab, turret, and vehicle environments to release new/modified designs and/or to investigate & troubleshoot issues. Such testing includes use of various types of test equipment (e.g., multi-meters, oscilloscopes, Ethernet/CANBus/RS-422/etc. bus monitors, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, custom test equipment). Includes consideration for model-based test and automated test.

- Summarize integration/test findings via test reports upon completion, working to identify corrective actions for issues.
- Support box-level verification/qualification tests as required, including environmental test.

- Analyze subsystem requirements and develop logic for flowcharts, state charts, state diagrams, and lethality algorithms for design documents.

- Support development, production, and fielding by investigating problem reports (e.g., engineering, manufacturing, or obsolescence problem reports) & resolving issues. Support development and release of design changes to address issues.

- Coordinate with other organizations, compiling input, providing status, and providing suggested course(s) of action as required.

- Work with outside suppliers in support of supplier management in cases where functionality under scrutiny is "buy" instead of "make."

- Support technical reviews.

Position Requirements:
- Bachelors Degree in Engineering with a minimum of six years of applicable experience. Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Computer Engineering (BSCE) preferred. Fewer years will be required with an advanced degree.

- Job primarily in the office and on-site in laboratory and/or turret/vehicle. Occasional travel to field, production, or supplier facilities required, including both domestic & international (largely Canada) destinations. Durations typically =2 weeks.

- Specific experience with lethality, fire control, sighting, & weapon control subsystem elements preferred, but not essential. However, experience within some commercial and/or military vehicle integrated subsystem preferred, with desire & ability to apply experiences to fire control subsystem.

- Hands-on experience with laboratory and/or vehicle integration/test preferred, including use of specialized test equipment (e.g., multi-meters, bus analyzers, oscilloscopes, data-recording devices) required.

- Experience with embedded processing development desired, using high-level (e.g., Labview, Matlab/Simulink) and/or lower-level (e.g., C, C++) development tools desired. Experience can be with integration/test tools (e.g., laboratory emulators) or with vehicle hardware.

- Experience with electrical hardware design desired (e.g., 2-wire interconnect diagrams, test harnesses, lab test hardware & emulators) desired.

- Experience with requirements management (e.g., via DOORS) desired.

- Ability to meet Anthropomorphic Size Restriction (ASR) requirements to work inside turrets & military vehicles required.

- Ability to lift and carry test equipment weighing 30 lbs required.

- Overtime, weekend, holiday, & off-hours work occasionally required to complete time-critical tasks.

- Good written and oral communication skills required.

- Must be capable of working in a team environment.

- Ability to obtain or maintain a U.S. Secret Clearance for work on classified projects and/or for access to restricted-access locations desired, but not required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.