Senior Software Systems Engineer

2 months ago
Required Clearance
Top Secret
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the following technologies: Java,  JavaScript,  SQL/RDBMS

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working under Agile development methodology using Jira
  • Oracle
  • Automated Testing (e.g., Selenium Web Driver, Cucumber)
  • Knowledge of Serenity
  • Solid understanding of common scripting languages.
  • High familiarity with automated testing & performance testing tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in any prominent commercial or government cloud provider, such as AWS/C2S, MS Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Understanding of modern DevOps techniques and tools to promote Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), such as Docker, Ansible, Puppet/Chef, Jenkins, and ELK

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


Clearance Requirements:

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 (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Systems Engineer supporting Dev Ops to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to create and manage various General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Software Systems Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


Job Description / Responsibilities:

The Senior Software Systems Engineer will collaborate with teams to create and manage various Program Systems and client technologies that embrace a DevOps culture. Senior Software Systems Engineers will analyze, design, develop and test systems to ensure the integration of software, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering effort that supports  applications as they migrate to the Cloud.


The Senior Software Systems Engineer shall be responsible for the maintenance and growth of a Cucumber-based automated test suite, i.e., Behavior Driven Development and Testing.  Requirements include the ability to construct Cucumber automated tests using the Gherkin language, as well as implement step files using Java.   In addition, service and enhance the Continuous Integration pipeline, especially as it relates to automated testing.


Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance the Program’s technology.

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers' changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the Program’s culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure the Program’s services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with the development team to create and improve a performance test suite based upon Rational Performance Tester. DevOps - Automation, containers, application monitoring, etc.
  • Provide support for the development and infrastructure teams in their transition to the cloud, as well as long-term application sustainment in that environment. 
  • Interface Testing - Use SOAPUI to confirm and troubleshoot interfaces to external systems
  • Release Configuration Management - Based on release schedules, use CM tools (SVN, Jenkins, Maven) to build and deploy release to the development, test, and production environment


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.  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.


Learn how you can be a part of something bigger as a software engineer with GDMS


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