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Senior Advanced Test Engineer

General Dynamics Mission Systems
$126,577.80 - $140,422.20
United States, Arizona, Scottsdale
February 22, 2024
Basic Qualifications

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

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time 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

The responsibility is career-defining. So is the opportunity. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we invent the technologies, products and services, that help our nation's heroes keep our nation safe. The work is so advanced, our teams regularly redefine innovation and excellence for the world. If you're looking for a challenge, you've just found it.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers' missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between.

It's an exceptional challenge and for a true leader, it's an equally exceptional opportunity. The Senior Advanced Test Engineer will support the planning of technical approaches, resources, schedules, budgets and equipment required for the testing and evaluating of new systems, products and special devices. Utilizing your expert knowledge and understanding of test engineering concepts and principles, you'll prepare test and diagnostic programs, design test fixtures and equipment, and complete specifications and procedures throughout the engineering development lifecycle.

What you'll experience:
  • Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered
What you bring to the table:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Expert knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
  • Openly contributes to the development of new theories and methods to enhance productivity and efficiency, solicits input, and optimizes solutions
  • Ability and willingness to help anticipate and shape business opportunities
  • Outstanding communication skills for frequent contact with managers, project teams across the company and external customers and vendors
What sets you apart:
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) in multiple technical areas


Target salary range: USD $126,577.80/Yr. - USD $140,422.20/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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