External Referral Program

Refer someone you know to us and you could take home up to $20,000

It takes world-class talent to make the world a safer place. That’s why we’re inviting you to help connect us with the people we need to create mission critical solutions for those who lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. Almost any short- and long-term career goals. And sometimes the talent we meet comes from the talent we know.

Steps to submit an external referral

Earning a referral is easy...

1. Review our eligible open positions.
2. Submit the contact information along with your name and email address.
3. If we make the hire, you get paid.

Submit Your Referral

Eligible Referral Bonus Opportunities

When you make a referral, you help to make General Dynamics Mission Systems even better.

$25K & $15K Referral Bonus

Bloomington, MN

Required Clearance: Clearable to Secret

  • FPGA Engineers - $15K Bonus


Scottsdale, AZ

Required Clearance: TS/SCI Obtainable

  • Chief Engineer - Ground Systems - $25K Bonus
  • Nuclear Hardness and Survivability Engineer - $15K Bonus
  • Radiation Effects Engineer - $15K Bonus


$10,000 Referral Bonus

Colorado Springs, CO

Required Clearance: Active Top Secret

  • Sr. Linux Systems Administrator


Fairfax, VA

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with CI or Full Scope Poly

  • Senior Advanced Systems Engineer


Huntsville, AL

Required Clearance: TS/SCI

  • Linux Systems Administrator

$5,000 Referral Bonus

Fairfax, VA

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly

  • Advanced Intel Network Operations Analyst


Make a referral & earn extra money

If you make a referral and we make the hire, we’ll send you up to a $20,000 “Thank You.” The more referrals you make, the more checks you can earn. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we’re committed to bringing the very best talent together to make sure we stay a step ahead. 

Submit a Referral

External Referral Program Terms and Conditions

To receive a payment (herein “Referral Payment”) pursuant to General Dynamics Mission Systems' External Referral Program, you1 must comply with the terms set forth below.


1. Individuals eligible to participate

To be eligible to participate in this program, you must be an individual person (not a business entity) who is at least 18 years of age, a legal resident of the United States, and otherwise meet the qualifications set forth herein.


2. Individuals ineligible to participate

The following people/ entities are ineligible to participate:

  • Current employees of General Dynamics Mission Systems and their immediate family members2
  • Employees of staffing or recruiting agencies or any other entity that General Dynamics Mission Systems would be required to pay for a referral absent this External Referral Program
  • Individuals who are prohibited from referring a candidate to General Dynamics Mission Systems pursuant to a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement or other restrictive covenant agreement or whose referral of a candidate (based solely on General Dynamics' determination) could expose General Dynamics Mission Systems to liability
  • Employees of the Federal government and employees of any state or local government


3. Ineligible candidates

An external referral payment cannot be earned for referring any of the following:

  • Individuals who have already applied to General Dynamics Mission Systems within the past twelve months
  • Individuals who have been a contractor, temporary worker, consultant or provided any service to General Dynamics Mission Systems as an employee of a vendor or subcontractor within the past twelve months
  • Individuals who are currently working on a contract with General Dynamics Mission Systems employees
  • Individuals who have restrictive covenants, such as non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, or any other agreement that, at General Dynamics' sole discretion, could prevent General Dynamics Mission Systems from hiring them
  • Candidates who have already been referred to General Dynamics Mission Systems by a General Dynamics employee or an external referral; in the event that more than one person refers a candidate, the person who refers first and otherwise qualifies will receive the payment
  • Self-referral
  • Former General Dynamics Mission Systems employee
  • Family member of a current General Dynamics Mission Systems employee


4. Payment terms

The External Referral Bonus program offers a one-time referral payment listed on the eligible requisition to person unaffiliated with General Dynamics Mission Systems, to attract, hire and retain the very best talent in the United States, provided that you are an eligible individual, and refer an eligible candidate to one of the positions of the identified campaign, and the following takes place:

General Dynamics Mission Systems hires the individual you referred for one of the eligible positions, General Dynamics will begin the process to payout your bonus to you upon the new hire’s first day of employment.

  • You return a completed IRS Form W-9 as required
  • You complete the External Referral Profile Form and otherwise comply with all terms and conditions of this External Referral Program
  • The candidate that you referred acknowledges that you referred him or her prior to the candidate’s acceptance of an offer

With respect to any payment you receive pursuant to this External Referral Program, you agree that you are solely responsible for paying appropriate state and federal taxes.


Process to refer candidates

  • Referral information will be submitted through Referrals.gdmissionsystems.com Referrals submitted any other way, that do not include all of the required information, or that are not properly identified will NOT be eligible for the Program.
  • To be eligible for an external referral bonus, you must provide the following at the time of your initial submission:
  • Your full name and email address
  • The potential candidates’ contact information to include: full name, city, state, and email address
  • The potential candidate’s current job title
  • The potential candidate’s resume (and other documents, if applicable)


Note: One candidate per submittal. If the referred candidate appears to be a match, we will contact him or her. The referred person must acknowledge that you referred him or her, and then we will ask him or her to apply online through the https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers.

Please email externalreferrals@gd-ms.com with any questions.

This agreement is governed by Virginia law without regard to choice of law rules, and you agree that any litigation that may arise related to General Dynamics Mission System’s External Referral Program will be brought in Virginia.

You agree that General Dynamics Mission System’s total liability related to the External Referral Program is your actual damages or $10,000, whichever is less.

Any external referral payment will be paid to you within thirty days after the completion of all requirements to make you eligible to receive the payment.

By participating in the External Referral Program, you agree to all terms and conditions of the program.



1. The term “you” refers to the individual who potentially could receive the Referral Payment.

2. An immediate family member refers to a parent, child, spouse, sibling, or individual who resides with you.

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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