• Entry level Software Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/13/2018 11:17 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-MN-Bloomington | USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-VA-Herndon
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Intern Conversion
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience is required. Agile experience preferred.



    The successful candidate will possess the following required skills.

    • At least one programming language (C, C++, Java, Go, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.)
    • Ability to use git in a team environment
    • Working knowledge of the Linux command line
    • Software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Software development process
    • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
    • Ability to handle ever increasing responsibility and assignments with growing complexity 
    • Show initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Good ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
    • Working knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting

    Candidates must be able to obtain a Department of Defense <Top Secret> security clearance. 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 an Entry level Software Engineer.  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.




    • Assists and participates in the research, design, development and testing of software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
    • Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
    • Participates in internal review of software components and systems
    • Receives detailed instructions from immediate supervisor
    • Generally works within an identified work group
    • Collaborates with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering department
    • Builds stable working relationships internally
    • Works on problems with defined scope, schedule and expectations
    • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained


    A preferred candidate will possess a working knowledge of at least one of the following skillsets. Familiarity may have been gained through work experience, school projects or personal hobbies.

    • Network protocols (TCP, DNS, ARP, DHCP, etc.)
    • Network analysis tools (Wireshark, etc.)
    • User Interface Development using GTK and/or Glade.
    • Compiling from source open source tools/libraries for use in a Linux environment
    • Writing code to use open source video processing tools such as ffmpeg
    • Utilizing or modifying open source projects such as DD-WRT or OpenWrt


    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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