High Performance Computing Software Engineer

Job Location USA-MN-Bloomington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/23/2018 9:34 AM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance. A Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance will be required. Applicants selected may 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.



  • Thorough understanding of software engineering principles
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented programming using modern OO languages such as Python, Java, or Scala
  • Experience working with complex software architectures

  • Demonstrated experience working with a team

  • Proficient in the use of debugging tools and techniques

  • Experience with revision control software, such as Git, BitBucket or Subversion


  • Open source development contributions

  • Development experience in a Linux environment

  • Software development processes including Agile, iterative development, continuous integration

  • Experience with multiple mainstream programming languages, such as C/C++, Python, Java, Scala, Ruby, Go or Perl

  • Experience with tools like JIRA, Jenkins, Make, Maven, Ant/Ivy, Eclipse

  • Maintaining a Linux environment, including installation, configuration and administration

  • Experience using modern “Infrastructure as Code” systems such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible for configuring systems

  • Working knowledge of Docker containers and container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes

  • Exposure to open source and commercial enterprise software systems such as Ganglia, SLURM, Nagios, Splunk, Cacti, Sensu, BMC, or OpenView

  • Knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem or related (Avro, Thrift, HBase, Accumulo, Spark, Pig, ZooKeeper, Kafka, Storm, YARN, MapReduce)

  • Knowledge of machine learning, graph analytics or other data science applications

  • Ability to develop High Performance Computing (HPC) software using parallel programming constructs such as SHMEM or MPI

  • Development and debugging in highly-scalable, distributed, large multi-node environment

  • Lustre parallel file system

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a High Performance Computing 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.



High Performance Computing Software Engineers conduct or participate in the research, design, development, and testing of systems software, software applications and/or tools to develop, integrate, test, deploy and support software systems that enable execution of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and applications.


Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Porting and optimizing third party and open source software on High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms to satisfy mission needs
  • Develop and run software tests and benchmarks
  • Participate in the full software lifecycle development using object oriented methodologies
  • Implement software in C/C++, Java, Python, Perl or similar languages
  • Interface with, configure, and optimize parallel file and object storage systems
  • Integrate and test software and systems
  • Contribute to technical reports to be delivered to management and customers
  • Mentor and coach junior team members

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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