We are pleased to announce that C4 Systems and Advanced Information Systems officially combined operations on January 1, 2015, to form a new business unit: General Dynamics Mission Systems.
General Dynamics Mission Systems is an industry-leading provider of sophisticated communications technology from ground-based tactical networking to open architecture for U.S. Navy surface ships, submarines and aircraft. Mission Systems space and intelligence products include specialized payloads and digital signal processing systems and the full-spectrum cyber capabilities to include sophisticated encryption technologies. Additionally, there is we produce a full range of satellite communication and imaging technologies.
Thousands of expert and experienced employees located in facilities throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and world provide platform integration, tactical networks and ruggedized displays to international customers.
"General Dynamics Mission Systems is truly a world-class communications company," said Chris Marzilli, President of General Dynamics Mission Systems. "From the deepest depths of the oceans to the darkest reaches of space, our technology provides connections to the operations of air, land sea, space and cyber domains."
We help to keep those who operate in mobile, remote and dangerous environments connected and protected. With locations across the country and internationally, our mission offers a unique challenge. If you’re ready for a career without limits, we invite you to explore the possibilities at General Dynamics. Explore your potential career path below and follow the link to career opportunities specific to you!
Students and New Graduates:
You won’t find our products at the mall. You’ll never download our apps. But your work will make a difference. At GD, you’ll tackle challenges that can impact the security of the nation, and you’ll be surrounded with world-class technologies and talent.
Exercise your skills and join a world-class team of professionals. You know the challenge you’re looking for. At General Dynamics, you’ll have an opportunity to make your mark. You will contribute to something that reaches well beyond the bottom line: helping to keep the nation safe. Cutting edge communications systems and devices – that’s our heritage. You will be joining a team that is recognized and respected worldwide as the very best.
No one understands our commitment better than someone who has served our nation in the military. That’s why at General Dynamics your experience is so highly valued. It’s your unique perspective and knowledge that will help us develop the next generation of technologies to protect our nation. You’ve already accomplished a great deal during your service. Now we invite you to continue your career with an organization that is as dedicated to excellence as you are. We’re proud of the thousands of former military professionals who have joined our team over the years. Discover what they already know: a career with GD is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging.
How We Work
General Dynamics Mission Systems offers flexible options to provide the best possible work schedule for your lifestyle.
Through our unique schedule choices, you are able to develop a work schedule and enjoy time off on your terms. Work schedules available for many employees, include:
- Flex 80 Schedule - working 80 hours over a two-week period, allows employees to manage their time and schedules according to their individual needs.
- 9/80 Schedule - working 9 hours a day for 9 days, allows employees to have alternate Fridays off.
- Paid Time Off Program - combines vacation, sick and personal leave into one pool that you can use at your discretion.
- Flexible Work Schedules
- Community Involvement Opportunities
- Over 40 locations across the United States
Managing Your Career
We know that the better trained you are, the more successful our future will be, so we offer formal and informal development programs to ensure you are given the tools you need to succeed. Tools available to employees include:
- Technical Development. For over 30 years, General Dynamics has been providing cyber security expertise to our national intelligence, defense and homeland security agencies. We protect the most sophisticated networks against attacks and help customers navigate the cyber realm.
- General Dynamics is affiliated with the following industry standard leaders:
- International Council on Systems Engineering
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Software Engineering Institute
- Reimbursement of industry standard certification such as:
- Project Management Professional
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- American Society for Quality
- Cisco Certified Network Associates
- Educational Reimbursement
- Management and Leadership Development Program
General Dynamics is committed to being an employer of choice. We seek to develop and nurture our diversity and believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all employees. General Dynamics is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
MEET OUR PEOPLE
Mike - Systems Engineer
"What excites me to come to work every day is the fact that each day brings forth a new learning experience"
Krystle - Systems Engineer
"I’ve taken advantage of many volunteer opportunities that have allowed me to work with my colleagues on a much more social level, including National Engineers Week, the United Way Campaign and planning the annual company holiday party."
Brittany - Systems Engineer
"Being able to support the brave men and women who protect our way of life daily is extremely rewarding."
Emily - Manufacturing Engineer
"We are all focused on the same mission of providing quality and timely solutions to our customer, we have each other’s back and there isn’t a problem we can’t solve together."
Evan - Systems Engineer
"I’m in an incredible leadership role and I owe it to the leaders who knew how valuable that initial experience would be."
Karen - Quality Engineer
"It’s great to be a part of a team protecting our nation, providing a service that no other company can provide; and experiencing the brilliance firsthand."
Tyler - Senior Tech Support Engineer
"What is most special about working here is that it doesn’t feel like a ‘job’; it feels like a career."
Erin - Systems Engineer
"General Dynamics provides me with a work/life balance that is best for me."
Walt - Contract Policy and Compliance Director
"My manager has given me the freedom to exercise my judgment and try new approaches to solving problems."
Leticia - Business Management Specialist
"I’ve been exposed to amazing new technology and some of the most intelligent people I have ever met."
Do the Right Thing
Beginning with our employees and extending through the communities and physical environment we inhabit, General Dynamics is committed to being a responsible partner. In short, we endeavor to “do the right thing” by our employees, communities and local environment.
A Tradition of Caring
General Dynamics supports the many communities where our employees work and live through organizations with a focus on education, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as well as health and human service agencies and veteran and first responder support charities. Our business unit develops and administers our own community service programs to match the needs of the communities of which we are a part. We are proud of our tradition of caring.
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I worked at General Dynamics Mission SystemsDoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
We were working with fairly new technology as far as government contracts go. The project had a great feeling of community and I felt like my work was really making a difference in our product - there was a lot of opportunity to become an expert in the product and make some contributions to its architecture even in the short time I was there as an intern.
GD-AIS headquarters in Fairfax was very nice but the other offices were basically cramped cubicle farms with small break rooms, no breakout or conference space, and no places to work or eat away from your desk. We claimed to be practicing scrum and agile development but a lot of remnants of waterfall remained. Requirements were delivered to developers from on high and even when we knew they were going to change in the future we had to implement them. The office was not in walking distance to restaurants or stores. Management forced uncompensated overtime on the full time developers. There was a lack of effective development processes (for testing, code review, version control, etc)
Advice to Management
Invest in your workers. Spend more time and money making them comfortable and ensuring that the offices support their needs. Allow individual projects to be as self-organizing as possible - we were at our best when we self-organized.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Bloomington, MN) in May 2015.
The interview process started with a half hour phone interview, followed by three hours of interviews in person. The interviews held in person were either 2:1 or 1:1, each lasting half an hour and with employees from different sectors of GD:MS. I was also given a tour of the offices and I was given plenty of time before and after the interviews to ask questions. The questions at the interviews were about 50 percent related to coursework and experience, 40 percent behavioral/situational questions, and about 10 percent technical questions about programming and object oriented design including some hand coding. Overall, the interview and application process was very simple but I found the amount of time spent at the in person interview a bit hard to stomach. Come well rested and prepared to spend the entire morning/afternoon at the in person interview.
General Dynamics Mission Systems develops, builds, hardens, secures, tests and integrates complex communications systems, networks and products, and provides the highest level of support solutions. Our customers span across global defense, civilian and commercial markets.
Mission: General Dynamics Mission Systems connects users and protects their communications and information across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains.