Hardware/Systems Senior Architect - Avionics Computers

General Dynamics Mission Systems
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Hardware/Systems senior architect.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Successful candidates will have hardware systems architecture experience as well as an electronic module design and/or FPGA design background.


Candidates must have in-depth technical knowledge in three or more of the following areas:

  • Interface Technology:
    • 10GigE
    • PCIe
    • Fibre Channel
    • 1553
    • Display IO (DVI/Display Port/HDMI/ARICN 818/etc.)
  • Processor Technology:
    • X86 (Xeon, i7)
    • PPC
    • ARM
  • FPGA:
    • Altera
    • Xilinx
    • Microsemi
  • Avionics Design
    • System design for a rugged environment
    • Requirements creation/allocation experience
  • Works independently as well as in a cross-functional team environment
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex and verbal instructions; communicate across organizational levels; proficient English reading level to understand technical terminology used within the organization
  • Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.


Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



A Department of Defense Secret security clearance may be required. Applicants selected may 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.


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Hardware/Systems Senior Architect - Avionics Computers

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Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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