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Technical Manager - Configuration Management

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Technical Manager - Configuration Management

Job ID: 2021-49008


Required Clearance: Secret

Posted Date: 6/3/2021

Category: Engineering-Other

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field; or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Technical Manager-Configuration Management. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Supervises Configuration and Data Management staff
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
  • Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems
  • Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities
  • Typically has responsibility for managing people, including performance evaluations
  • Handles staffing and headcount of direct reports. Performs Staffing analysis to indicate where staffing adjustments are needed
  • Reviews and approves documents to determine requirements are met for each phase of project
  • Ensures that documentation and production projects meet established quality standards, budgets, and deadlines
  • Support proposals by reviewing customer SOW and/or other proposal documentation that pertains to CDM to identify the full scope and effort to be bid. Approves proposal bids
  • Acts as primary liaison between Program Management and other functional groups and resolves any issues regarding configuration management documentation
  • Handles the employment, training, motivation, discipline and development of direct reports
  • Contributes to the development of department policies and procedures
  • Contributes to the creation of training material and provides training to employees both internal and external to the department
  • Contributes and leads Tiger teams resolving program and company issues
  • Interfaces with co-workers within the department
  • Frequent interaction with employees and Management outside of the department
  • Occasional external contact with customers and other business units of the company


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of industry practices
  • Advanced understanding of Software Configuration Management builds practices
  • Advanced understanding in the management of Third Party Software
  • Highly proficient in the use of Product Data Management (PDM) applications
  • Advanced experience using Software Configuration Management Applications
  • Highly proficient in the use of all MS Office Suite applications
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Security clearance may be required
  • First level of supervision in the department
  • Works without appreciable direction on issues of diverse scope
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall quality and efficiency


Department of Defense secret security clearance is preferred 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.

Company Overview

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 12,000+ 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


Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.

The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also a recreation hub with mountains for hiking or mountain biking, multiple lakes, ski areas, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.

As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer. Boston and New York City are both less than a 3 hour drive away.

The Berkshires are Calling!


To learn more about the General Dynamics Mission Systems Pittsfield facility, click HERE.

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