• PLE Development Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/12/2018 9:19 AM)
    Job Location
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field, plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    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 PLE Development Engineer.  This position will support the General Dynamics Mission Systems implementation of Product Line Engineering (PLE).   The successful candidate will interface with the IT staff and PLE development teams to manage the multiple development and production environments and to assist in all phase of the toll analysis/design, development, test, deployment, and maintenance activities. As a member of the Pando Development team the PLE Engineer will gain the knowledge of how the system is built, how it runs, and how to operate it. In short the IT Engineer will be a productive member of the PLE development team.  


    Performs software requirements analysis, system integration activities, leads research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
    Performs technical planning, verification and validation of others work, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
    Performs analysis for all levels of total system product to include concept, design, architecture, user experience, test, installation, operation, maintenance
    Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex solutions
    Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints 
    Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into software solutions utilizing whatever development lifecycle techniques or model will yield the optimal results (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
    Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    Applies and champions the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
    Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems
    Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work
    More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead
    Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams
    Accountable to lead and guide the completion of major programs and projects
    Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse range of complex problems and issues of broad scope and complexity which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
    Erroneous decisions or recommendations, or failure to accomplish results or errors typically will negatively impact business segment financial results and cause business segment to fail to achieve organizational objectives
    Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
    Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
    Frequently responsible to lead collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the company
    Frequently responsible to lead collaboration with organizations outside engineering or with external customers and vendors/suppliers
    Occasional contact with Business Development
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise as well as with senior internal and external personnel 

    A seasoned, experienced professional having a wide range of professional experience and possessing a very strong understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways
    Demonstrates a very strong skills at helping company meet financial and business objectives by resolving complex issues in creative, effective and financially favorable ways
    Capable of working on complex problems of diverse scope or situations or data that requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors 
    Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results 
    Detailed and very strong knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements
    Very strong knowledge of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Very strong knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
    Detailed knowledge of other related engineering and support disciplines
    Very strong ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods
    Very strong awareness of business objectives and Engineering's role in achieving
    Very strong ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master advanced decision-making skills 
    Very strong ability to multi-task
    Very strong ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
    Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects as a technical lead with little or no direction, frequently provides direction and leadership to technical teams and determines methods and procedures 
    Very strong ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments 
    Very strong ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
    Advocate and champion at interpreting, defining and applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues
    Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Very strong written and verbal communications skills
    Very strong ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
    Very strong understanding of basic task/project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
    Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions; someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization



    JAVA Script


    Proficient in Agile development methodologies


    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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