General Dynamics

Configuration Management Associate

Posted on: 26 Oct 2019

Quincy, MA

Job Description

Configuration Management Associate


Job ID: 2019-40499
Type: Full Time
of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering-Other
HMAQU01-Quincy-553 South Street


General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran


Bachelor's Degree in Business, a technical field or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 2 years related experience is required.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is desired 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.


General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for an advanced Configuration Management Associate to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with the government to develop solutions that allow them to carry out submarine missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to deliver end-to-end solutions in mission systems integration, development, and operations support to fleets and the organization. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Principal Configuration Manaagement Specialist will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employees will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Implements and maintains an Engineering Change Notice System, including product improvements, repairs, and new product development
Coordinates the interaction between engineering, manufacturing, field operations, and program management to ensure appropriate changes are documented
Analyzes proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system
Coordinates modification records for management control
Establishes change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor
Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities
Provides direction to lower level employees
Responsible for defining and the execution of control board hierarchy
Creates program Configuration/Data Management Plans and contributes to the generating of program plans
Contributes to Subcontractor Statement of Work
Supports fully all tasks associated with both configuration and data management
Coordinates with program office and engineering lead and review master schedules, read contract for data requirements, looks for 1423s, to determine data schedule for length of program
Generates and analyzes data from a variety of standard reports
Support proposals by reviewing customer requirements and document/defining best practices, identifying data items, close out costs, labor hours, etc. for proposals to determine scope and cost
Contributes to teams resolving program/company issues
Contributes to the generation of training material and provides training
Interface with Co-workers within the department
Frequent contact with employees and management outside of the department
Frequent external contact

Frequent use and clear understanding of industry practices, techniques, and standards
General application of concepts, and principles
Clear understanding of Software Configuration Management builds practices
Clear understanding in the management of Third Party Software
Considerable time management skills
Fully proficient in the use of all MS Office Suite applications
Fully proficient in the use of Product Data Management (PDM) applications
Clear understanding of Software Configuration Management Applications
Considerable communication skills, both verbal and written
Considerable attention to detail
Considerable multi-tasking skills
Considerable organizational skills
Considerable interpersonal skills
Security Clearance may be required
Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy
Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity
Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals
Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction

General Dynamics

Falls Church, VA

General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems, and Marine Systems. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and supports business-jet aircraft; and offers business-aviation services, including maintenance, fixed-base operation, government fleet, aircraft management, charter, and staffing services, as well as integrated aviation solutions.

The Combat Systems segment engages in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This segment offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; weapons systems, armaments, and munitions; and maintenance, logistics support, and sustainment services. The Information Technology segment provides information technology (IT), IT infrastructure modernization, and professional services, as well as cloud, cyber, software development, systems engineering, and data analytics services and solutions.

The Mission Systems segment offers mission-critical C4ISR products and systems, such as space, intelligence, and cyber systems; ground systems and products; and naval, air, and electronic systems. The Marine Systems segment designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers.

This segment provides nuclear-powered submarines; surface combatants; auxiliary and combat-logistics ships; commercial product carriers and containerships; design and engineering support services; and maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services, as well as repair services for navy ships. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.