• Applications Developer Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job Location
    USA-MN-Bloomington | USA-AZ-Scottsdale
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering and/or related field or equivalent experience, plus 10 years of related experience or Master's degree and 8 years of related experience.


    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 Applications Developer.  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.


    Consults and collaborates with business leaders, end user, IT staff, vendors, and other third parties and is involved in every phase of application development lifecycle
    Predominately the role uses development and applications administration / support skills in the configuration, customization, maintenance, and interfacing of Commercial of the Shelf (CoTs) business applications in the GDMS infrastructure
    Their responsibilities include requirements specification, solution design, prototype plans, developing and testing code, solution release, and supporting issue analysis and resolution
    Collaborates with a team of IT professionals to set specifications for new applications
    Designs creative prototypes according to specifications
    Writes high quality source code to program complete applications within schedule deadlines.
    Ensures application interoperability with IT infrastructure components while ensuring compliance with wide-ranging information security requirements
    Ensures application integration interoperability with other applications or subsystems (e.g. interface management, data integration systems, job automation)
    Performs unit and integration testing before launch
    Tests code using sample data sets to ensure the output from the program meets the requirements
    Conducts functional and non-functional testing
    Troubleshoots and debug applications
    Evaluates existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features
    Develops technical documents to accurately represent application design and code
    Recommends coding fixes to resolve outstanding issues and work to enhance applications to automate business process as best possible
    Leads, plans, and executes projects, small initiatives, and/or cross-functional teams
    Manages high risk, high profile, tight schedule, and complex outcomes with composure
    Breaks down "barriers to progress" & motivates less experienced members of the team to action
    Performs other duties as directed


    A history that illustrates flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs and shows the ability to recognize need for change
    Significant ability to program in at least on programming language (e.g., such as C#, Java, .Net) and SQL scripts and other scripting languages
    Act with speed, personal accountability, energy, and determination to overcome adversity, maximize team productivity, and deliver effective business results
    Certified application developer indicating a degree of appropriate foundational knowledge is strongly preferred
    Demonstrated analytical thinking and complex problem-solving capability.
    Significant knowledge of programming for diverse operating systems and platforms using development tools and languages
    Significant knowledge of software design and programming principles
    Evidence of ability to act highly independently on large and unique tasks and wide-ranging initiatives using a subject matter expertise of the Application Development discipline
    Demonstrated presentation, oral/written communication, and inter-personal skills including the ability to: anticipate, influence & adapt to a wide range of audiences; cultivate relationships and leverage organizational understanding to facilitate decision making and buy-in
    Exhibits subject matter expertise on how IT solutions are constructed and in-depth expert application administration knowledge
    Has ability to evaluate intangibles in the analysis of significant and unique initiatives, situations, alternatives, proposals, designs, architectures, risks, data, systems, and constructs
    History of providing work direction and leadership to others
    Demonstrated experience as an application developer and designing and building applications
    Significant experience developing solutions to extremely complex, cross-domain, problems requiring significant business acumen, technical knowledge, ingenuity, creativity, and innovation
    Significant organizational skills including: superior ability to lead initiatives and cross functional projects; a facility to handle multiple tasks and deliverables simultaneously; a track record of exercising independent judgment appropriately; and the ability to quickly understand and execute complex assignments when working on high profile outcomes with inherent risk
    Demonstrated track record of being capable of working with significant uncertainty, resistance, barriers, issues and challenges; converting uncertainty into quantifiable impact, risk and mitigating actions
    Significant understanding of solutions development methodologies (e.g. DevOps, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle, etc.)
    Significant experience as a developer, systems integrator, systems engineer, or solutions architect
    Demonstrated experience in leading teams and/or technical leadership including: ability to coach, supervise, & influence team/stakeholder(s); establish a compelling vision then plan and coordinate actions to achieve goals
    Demonstrated knowledge of organizational change management principles including; leading change; building a coalition; anticipating resistance to change; designing / implementing appropriate strategies; institutionalizing change
    Significant understanding of business stakeholder requirements, gain a thorough understanding of their desired business outcomes, and how they translate in application features

    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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