General Dynamics Mission Systems Training, Curricula and Instructional Design Specialist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Basic Qualifications

Requires a minimum of 9 years and a High School degree; or 6 years and an Associate's degree; or equivalent experience

Department of Defense TOP SECRET security clearance is required 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Training, Curricula and Instructional Design Specialist The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Functions as a subject matter expert in SSBN/SSGN Fire Control System (FCS) for the training team

  • Assists in SSBN/SSGN FCS curriculum development

  • Provides input to curriculum and training plans and deliverables Defines, reviews and analyzes system requirements for impacts to curriculum and develops upgrade/familiarization training Supports internal audits and/reviews for corrective action plans Supports other engineering groups with new hire FCS familiarization, participates in tactical design reviews, and supports development of internal hands-on training

  • Assists in the development and execution of project schedules

  • Independently create technically accurate and instructionally sound curriculum with little supervision

  • Participates and presents to customer and upper management about training requirements and the effects of an engineering design on current curriculum

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as a member of the fleet training team as assigned

  • Reports to the Fleet Training and Documentation Support Manager

  • May be required to travel


  • Must have at least 6 years of experience as a Navy Missile Technician (MT)

  • Navy Master Training Specialist (MTS) or equivalent

  • Very solid knowledge of Navy curriculum development processes, instructional theories and methodology, and Navy schoolhouse operation/procedures

  • Very high level of knowledge of and ability to navigate of FCS Technical Information Databases (TIDBs) System expert level of knowledge of SSBN and/or SSGN FCS operation, maintenance, and documentation

  • Very strong ability to take complex system information and create instructional content for apprentice-level learners

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Strong aptitude to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

  • Strong ability to work as an individual or collaboratively to develop deliverables and meet customer deadlines

  • Solid conflict management skills

  • Very strong ability to work with multiple stakeholders with unique perspectives to develop a viable curriculum artifact

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 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

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


Job LocationUSA-MA-Pittsfield

Required ClearanceTS/SCI with Polygraph


Employment TypeFull Time

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems