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TEMPEST Engineer (up to $20K Sign-On Bonus)

General Dynamics Mission Systems
$146,100.00 - $162,100.00
United States, Massachusetts, Taunton
November 30, 2023
Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience.


Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is required at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an experienced TEMPEST Engineer. As a member of the EMI/TEMPEST Group the candidate will perform TEMPEST testing, provide TEMPEST design support, and develop TEMPEST Test Plans/Reports for a wide variety of tactical communications systems, ruggedized communications equipment, and computer equipment for military applications. Products range from tabletop subsystems to large complex vehicular systems. 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.


  • Review and develop TEMPEST test plans
  • Perform TEMPEST testing in accordance with the applicable standards
  • Work closely with product teams to troubleshoot problems as needed and recommend cost effective solutions with minimal design impact
  • Review and develop TEMPEST test reports
  • Manage equipment calibrations and repairs
  • Troubleshoot and solve equipment and test setup issues


  • Candidate must be a Certified TEMPEST Professional Level II or be a Level I with the ability to achieve a Level II certification
  • Familiarity with TEMPEST standards including NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02, and related NSA technical memorandums
  • Perform testing in accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02
  • Familiarity with TEMPEST test equipment such as, TEMPEST receivers, oscilloscopes, dynamic signal analyzers, signal generators, etc.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and collaborate across programs and shifts
  • Candidate must be able to work independently, communicate clearly, and effectively with employees and customers
  • Candidate must be able to write TEMPEST Test plans and reports or demonstrate the ability to learn


  • The candidate must be a current Certified TEMPEST Professional (CTP) Level I/II, or have the required background/experience to obtain certification in short-term.


Target salary range: USD $146,100.00/Yr. - USD $162,100.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world's most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what's possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

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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