• Senior Software Engineer

    Posted Date 5 days ago(1/13/2020 1:48 PM)
    Job Location
    USA-CO-Colorado Springs
    Required Clearance
    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 Secret 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

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior 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.


    •Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests 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
    •Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex software and architectures
    •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
    •Participates in internal review of software components and systems
    •Receives little instruction on day-to-day work
    •More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead
    •Independently determines approach to solutions
    •Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
    •Contributes and accountable to the completion of major programs and projects
    •Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse problems and issues of broad scope and complexity
    •May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees and teams
    •Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant project delays or require the substantial allocation of additional resources
    •Collaborates with senior management and leadership within engineering and sometimes across the company
    •Frequently works with organizations outside engineering or with external customers
    •Builds stable working relationships internally
    •Travel may be required
    •Security clearance may be required
    •Networks with senior internal and external personnel

    A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient 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
    Capable of working on problems of diverse scope requiring extensive analysis of data and evaluation of a multitude of factors
    Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    Proficient knowledge of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Proficient knowledge of other related engineering and support disciplines
    Detailed and proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements
    Proficient knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
    Ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master proficient decision-making skills
    Ability to multi-task
    Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
    Proficient ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with very little direction, or can provide direction and leadership to technical teams
    Exercises independent judgment and sometimes defines new procedures and practices to improve team and company performance
    Proficient 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 applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues
    Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    Proficient ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
    Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization
    Proficient ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products


    Degree in software engineering or a related technical field is preferred. Experience in the following products/technologies is highly desired:


    • Customer domain experience – satellite mission planning and scheduling is a plus 
    • Java J2EE
    • Java Script
    • WebLogic and Oracle RDBMS
    • EXTJS
    • XML
    • JASON
    • GIT
    • Agile
    • Eclipse




    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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