Technical Systems Architect for Embedded Products

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GPS Source

Basic Qualifications

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.

  • 8+ years professional experience in systems engineering and product development

  • 3+ years professional experience in systems testing
  • Agile Engineering is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with DOD systems integration, test, fielding and support
  • Hands-on experience with Army ground vehicle PNT systems is a strong plus
  • System verification, qualification, and acceptance testing techniques

  • Detailed understanding quality standards and processes for industry and government

  • Able to identify and resolve technical issues in the cross functional environment

  • Able to meet program timelines, while also ensuring compliance with quality processes

  • Use of simulation software is a strong plus

  • Cross functional collaboration and Product Development

  • Customer focus with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Deep-dive analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to quickly synthesize and clearly report relevant information

  • Strong problem-solving skills to identify issues, impacts, and corrective actions

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and testing tools

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 General Dynamics Mission Systems (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 Technical Systems Architect for Embedded Products, who is an expert in PNT technology to help design, deliver and support first-to-market PNT solutions. This position will be supporting our southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado location. 


  • Perform software and hardware testing of PNT products and systems produced by the company for both military and commercial customers
  • System validation including test execution, data analysis and discrepancy reporting for operational based testing of hardware and software products to ensure readiness for government testing and fielding.

  • Report progress using data and metrics

  • Actively find ways to innovate

  • Analyze requirements, design and interfaces to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture, ensuring regulatory and system certification requirements are met

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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