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Sights and Electro-Optical Sensors Staff Electrical Engineer

Location: Sterling Heights, MI, United States
Date Posted:
Category: Engineering
Requisition ID: 12163
Career Level: Mid-Career
Remote Work Options: On-Site
Clearance Type: Ability to obtain security clearance

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Job Description

General Dynamics is a global Fortune 100 company, proudly serving the aerospace and defense industry for over 70 years. General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs while increasing troop safety and effectiveness.  Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable, and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. 
Whether you are starting your career or are an experienced professional, GDLS offers a Total Rewards package that is Impactful and built for you. 
  • Healthcare including medical, dental, vision, HSA and Flex Spending
  • competitive base pay, incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits.
  • 401k Match (6%)
  • Educational Assistance
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.)
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Onsite Cafeteria, remodeled with new equipment Fitness Center, and Outdoor fitness track.

Position Requirements:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering (BSCE), Mechatronics or Robotics preferred with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience. Fewer years will be considered with an advanced degree.
  • Current experience designing analog, digital and mixed circuits including the selection of parts
  • Current experience with schematic capture software (PADS Designer preferred)
  • Current experience with circuit simulation tools and design reviews
  • Current experience with PCB layout requirements and design reviews
  • Current experience Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) manufacturing processes
  • Current experience using test equipment including DMM, oscilloscope, function generator, logic analyzer, current probes, etc. 
  • Detailed knowledge of steps for designing and troubleshooting circuits
  • Detailed knowledge of serial communication interfaces
  • Development of component/subsystem requirements from system requirements
  • Ability to travel to supplier and government sites
  • Capable of getting a secret clearance desired
  • ASR is needed to work inside tanks and military vehicles.
  • Occasionally may need to lift and carry test equipment weighing 30 lbs 


Knowledge in many, but not all, of the following areas desired 

  • Engineering CCA design, development, and analysis software
  • PADS Designer
  • PADS Layout
  • CAM350 or CAMView
  • Matlab
  • Visual Studio Suite
  • IPC and MIL standards
  • EMI/EMC design practices/standards for CCAs and harnesses
  • Sensor knowledge: Sighting Systems, Gyroscopes, Position Sensors, Rate Sensors, Motors, Cameras (Day/Thermal), RADAR, LiDAR, encoders, etc.
  • Knowledge of programming languages: C, C++, C#
  • Experience with typical test equipment including Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, DMM, Function Generators, Labview, etc. …… 

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company offering a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people across 65 countries worldwide and in all 50 U.S. states, more information is available at General Dynamics Land Systems, is a business unit of General Dynamics, and is an innovative leader of ground combat systems’ equipment and software for our clients. Our performance-driven team partners with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp and other militaries across the Globe to ensure that next generation ground combat vehicles are ready to protect our fighting men and women in uniform. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At General Dynamics Land Systems, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a healthy and secure working environment that empowers team members to build careers that reward. We are focused on supporting an inclusive company that recognizes the value in creating a dynamic team that is diverse.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, General Dynamics Land Systems (“GDLS”) provides all persons with equal opportunity and access to all aspects of employment process, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or membership in any group protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. GDLS also is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation to search or apply for an opportunity with GDLS, please call 586-825-4000 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for assistance and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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