Chief Engineer - Stryker
Sterling Heights, MI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Position Description:

Annual Salary Range: $105,000-$138,00 (based on experience)

General Dynamics Land Systems Offers:

  • Robust Total Rewards program, including: competitive base pay, incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • 401k Match (6%)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Hybrid Work Location
  • Onsite Cafeteria, Fitness Center, and Dry Cleaning

Execute the role of Chief Engineer (CE) for the C4ISR Stryker Delivery Order. Assist the Stryker program Chief Engineer with ensuring that the overall technical design integrity, compliance, and robustness of a balanced system design. The CE is accountable to program and engineering leadership. Chief Engineers (CE) have the authority to execute the overall technical scope and provide direction to the supporting IPTs and functional organizations for their program. The CE will also be supported by the systems engineering manager, lead systems engineer and Project Engineers.

The C4ISR CE will assist the Stryker program CE with the following duties to include, but are not limited to:

*Provide leadership of technical decisions to be coordinated thru the Systems Engineering Integration Team (SEIT)
*Responsibility for ensuring that all technical products are developed and delivered and a good balanced design is achieved within cost and schedule constraints
*Responsibility for the product design and resolution of architecture/design conflicts
*Manages product development architecture/design (system, physical, data, communications, structure, survivability, thermal, etc.). Approval of system architectures and any changes, conditions, inputs and final resolution for requirements, trades, and alternatives
*Responsible for outcome of whole system trades, Key Performance Parameter (KPP) and Technical Performance Measurement (TPM) compliance, vehicle weight, power, and unit cost management
*Responsible for interface definition and arbitration, physical/functional management and technical management of the product baseline
*Provides technical approval to the product structure documentation, Reliability Plan, and changes in interfaces or Size, Weight, Power & Cooling (SWaP-C) among subsystems
*Responsibility for ensuring the overall product technical design integrity, design compliance with all requirements, and that the product will function as an integrated system within its intended environment Responsible for day-to-day product design and development engineering, system integration and product verification
*Responsibility for documenting technical decisions in the form of DDMs
*Responsibility for leading all system level DFMEAs including the initial development of Fishbone Diagrams
*Responsibility for technical completeness and review of all Factory, Material and Field Problem Reports prior to closure
*Technical oversight of failure analysis and corrective actions; including design implementation and validation (based on TIRs or FPRB actions)
*Manages Integration, Assembly, Test, & Checkout (IAT&C) of product development and oversees IAT&C team

Position Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Systems, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering preferred. Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience. Advanced/additional degree in Business Administration a plus.
- Minimum of 9 years relevant experience in the engineering/defense industries preferred
- Demonstrated systems engineering experience overseeing simple or complex technical projects
- Proven experience in technical interface with customers
- Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation
- Organizational capabilities to direct and lead others in a team based environment
- Analytical skills and ability to direct and consult on technical analyses
- Must be willing to travel (domestic and/or foreign) as needed
- Proficiency in Windows XP, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Office with adequate computer skills to manage the development of presentations and other methods of media display
- Significant experience with US Government programs a plus.
- Knowledge of GDLS products, processes, and capabilities a plus
- Must be able to obatin and hold a Secret Clearance.

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At GDLS, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a safe space, which empowers our team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome all diverse backgrounds and experiences, as we see the value in creating a dynamic environment of diverse culture preference. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race and/or ethnic background, national origin and/or ancestry, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, age, military service, veteran status, disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, genetic information, or membership in any class protected by applicable law from discrimination in employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
9+ years
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