Intermediate Platform System Engineer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 12:51 PM)
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Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

Project/Program Overview

The Platforms team is part of engineering support services and is responsible for designing, integrating, and qualifying communication system installations in a variety of platforms (such as the vehicle, static and soldier platforms). The Platforms team works closely with System Engineering and other specialty groups to implement communication systems in platforms for a variety of customers including the department of the national defence (DND). 

The Platforms team is comprised of system designers (Platforms System Engineers) and system integration / qualification verification (Platforms SI/QV) personnel.  The Platforms System Engineers are responsible for the design of the system, whereas the Platforms SI/QV deal with the implementation and qualification of the system.


As a member of the Platforms Team, the Platforms System Engineer will be responsible for installation designs of C4ISR systems into military land platforms. The main duties of the Intermediate Platforms System Engineer include:

  • Development of test cases or use cases based on operational concepts and stakeholder input
  • Contribute to the development of quality requirements for products or subsystems specifications
  • Perform system designs for a variety of land platforms based on requirements
  • Participate and contributes to cross disciplinary IPTs
  • Perform technical analysis and create documentation for trade studies, technical papers, and interface control or design documents.
  • Leads technical peer reviews by applying engineering knowledge and problem solving techniques.
  • Initiate integrating activities with System Integration and Development teams to enable comprehensive solutions.
  • Solve problems by parsing the problem, examining options, gathering appropriate data and performing analytical assessments
  • Explain and document technical analysis, assumptions, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Conduct power budget analysis on Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) equipment loads.
  • Create cable running sheets for platform harnesses and participate in reviews of cable designs
  • Conduct himself/herself professionally in all meetings, activities and when included in customer attended events.



  • Education/Training: Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic or related technical/scientific degree.


  • Minimum of 2+ years of related experience
  • Strong familiarity in operational use of Visio and PSpice.
  • Able to apply problem solving skills to daily activities.
  • Strong communications abilities, both written and verbal.

Knowledge of commonly used iterfaces for communication systems including Ethernet, serial, and RF interfaces 



Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.


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