Electric Boat

E440 Electronic Control Systems/Hardware/Test Engineer (0-4 years)

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General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description

The Payload Launch Control and Onboard Trainers Engineering department applies highly diversified skills to produce weapon and payload launching electronics for US Navy nuclear submarines. Leveraging the latest state-of-the-art technologies, Payload Launch Control systems are provided for Weapon Launch Control; Payload Launch Control; Weapons Shipping and Handling; and shipboard and land based trainers. Engineering opportunities range from initial system concept, requirements analysis/definition, design/development, hardware/software integration, system integration, test, delivery, customer interaction, and project management of these systems. For delivered submarines, engineering efforts extend to the analysis and resolution of fleet identified problems, assessment of obsolescence issues, and implementation of modernization programs.

Education/ Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer, Electrical, Systems Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience relevant to job description including embedded control system design/analysis; systems architecture, design, and integration; test verification of hardware, software, and system requirements; and project management of complex systems
  • US Navy experience involving the operation and maintenance of combat and weapons systems


Responsibilities may include

  • Developing and integrating electronics hardware including procurement and manufacturing
  • Developing system concept of operations
  • Analyzing high-level requirements and documentation to define system and sub-subsystems requirements
  • Collaborating with other electrical, mechanical, ship systems, ship control systems, and systems engineers to develop control logic and define interface requirements
  • Selecting/developing interfacing sensors, actuators, and cabling
  • Defining and managing system interfaces
  • Leading development of system cabling or electronic hardware drawings
  • Analyzing and modeling physical systems using simulation and model-based design software
  • Integrating complex systems and components
  • Designing, packaging, and troubleshooting of software enabled electronic circuits
  • Validating system functionality through hardware and software development efforts
  • Supporting shipboard integration, testing, and troubleshooting
  • Developing system test and environmental qualification plans
  • Developing/performing test procedures and automated software-based test scenarios
  • Supporting system test verification activities
  • Occasional travel required


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