• Software Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/16/2019 8:39 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-MD-Ft Meade
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Task Required Skills:

    • Demonstrated experience with PHP scripting language
    • Demonstrated experience developing in a Linux environment
    • Familiarity with MySQL (or other relational databases)
    • Experience with object oriented programming (OOP)
    • Experience with Node.js (or other front-end frameworks)
    • Experience with Twitter’s Bootstrap library
    • Experience with Model, View, Controller (MVC) architecture
    • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Strong Computer Science background
    • Experience problem solving and breaking down complex problems
    • Experience with recommendation algorithms (nice to have, not necessary)
    • Able to work as a team member or independently

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical 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:
    Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph 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

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.



    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a 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.


    Representative Duties and Tasks:

    The Software Engineer will provide support in developing web-based applications that support collaboration efforts across the customer space. Expertise in all aspects of software development is essential. Ideally, the candidate would be a full stack web developer, with experience doing front-end and back-end development.


    The Software Engineer designs, develops, tests, deploys, documents, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems based upon documented requirements. These systems might include, but are not limited to, processing­ intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, business management information systems, and systems which incorporate data repositories, data transport services, and application and systems development and monitoring. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports.
    Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Open Source Software (OSS) and/or Commercial Off­The-Shelf (COTS) Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components. Experience developing in Unix. Ability to perform shell scripting. Working knowledge of Configuration Management (CM) tools and Web Services implementation.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
    • Debug existing software and correct defects.
    • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.
    • Write or review software and system documentation.
    • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
    • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.
    • Software development using languages such as C, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, etc.
    • Has experience with agile development processes.
    • Has experience with source code control systems, such as Git.
    • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.
    • Design and development of relational and non-relational database applications.
    • Use of orchestration frameworks such as Spring and Kafka.
    • Familiarization with queue management systems
    • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.
    • Develop and execute test procedures for software components.
    • Develop software solutions by analyzing system perfonnance standards and conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas.
    • Modify existing software to adapt to new hardware or to improve its performance
    • Design, develop, and modify software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design decisions
    • Java development using the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
    • Development of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications
    • Experience using collaboration and software development tools (ie. Atlassian).
    • Software development using continuous integration practices
    • Experience with container technologies (ie. Docker).
    • Unix shell scripting
    • Development of event driven or data driven analytics
    • Development of cloud-based solutions and technologies.
    • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints.
    • Perform quality control on team products.
    • Recommend and implement suggestions for improving documentation and software development process standards.
    • Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.
    • Confer with system engineers and hardware· engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces.
    • Coordinate software installation on a system and monitor performance to ensure operational specifications are met.


    Task Desired Skills:

    • Experience with Docker
    • Graphic Design experience
    • Experience with the ELK Stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
    • Experience with MediaWiki
    • Data Science experience

    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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