• Senior Software Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/9/2019 9:31 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    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



    Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred at the time of hire or obtainable within a reasonable time period. 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 immediate openings for a Senior Software Engineer at our South Side Works – Pittsburgh, PA location..  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.


     As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

    • Perform software requirements analysis, participate in research, design, develop and test software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications
    • Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
    • Support and develop our technical culture by being engaged, intellectually curious, friendly, motivated to solve complex problems, and inspired to deliver superior user-centered design
    • Participate in internal reviews of software components and systems

    Programming Skills:

    • Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms
    • Solid object oriented programming and software design skills
    • Proficient in one of the following: Java, C++, C, or JavaScript (using object oriented techniques)
    • Web Services knowledge such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Redux

    Candidates should have demonstrated strengths and experience in some of the following areas:

    • User Interface development
    • Computer science theory (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computational complexity)
    • Appreciation for user-centric design
    • Full use and understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Effective communication and attention to detail

    Other beneficial common programming patterns/paradigms:

    • Familiarity with multiple DevOps tool chains
    • Experience leading software teams using Agile methodologies
    • Detailed and fully proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements
    • Concurrent programming and building multi-threaded systems
    • Memory and CPU profiling
    • Data modeling and writing efficient data access methods
    • Experience building large-scale mission-critical applications
    • Experience with distributed systems
    • Direct-manipulation user interfaces
    • Information visualization


    Do you like knowing that your work has life-saving value?  Do you like the squeak of dry-erase markers on a giant whiteboard, or a lively debate about a user’s optimal experience, or the view of the South Side slopes, or the autonomy to accomplish your goals as you see fit, or board game lunches?  Do you like the kind of day where you learn so many new skills that your brain feels like it just ate Thanksgiving dinner?  Sound intriguing?  Viz is looking for people like you: smart, creative, and fun.


    We make software that interactively visualizes data.  We make software that enables massive collaboration.  We make software that supports our men and women in the military, that smoothes the way of emergency responders here at home, that offers insight to researchers and data analysts.   We’re a passionate, close-knit group of inter-disciplinary thinkers and doers that craft truly one-of-a-kind software used all over the world, and we do it from our cozy-casual office here in Pittsburgh.


    Check out who we are and what we do here in Pittsburgh!

    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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