Senior System Software Developer

Job Location USA-DC-Washington | USA-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/8/2018 11:12 AM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
Top Secret
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 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.




System Software Developer with at least ten (10+) years of prior IT experience with remaining positions holding at least five (5+) years of prior experience in information technology, software development and/or software design.

  • (Preferred) Four-year (4-year) degree in applicable discipline. 
  • Experience with Java software development;
  • Experience with Service-Oriented Architecture Protocol (SOAP//web service development;
  • Experience with development and integration with JavaScript libraries;
  • Multiple Information Technology certifications
  • Knowledge of methodology, federal information system policies (e.g. NIST 800.53, FISMA, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), configuration management) and knowledge of the FBI’s mission and processes.

This position requires an active Top Secret security clearance upon hire and must meet SCI eligibility. 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 System Software Developer. 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. 




  • Assure insider threat information system interfaces under development are technically compatible with existing FBI systems;
    • Prepare design plans and written analyses, unit, test scripts and documentation;
    • Perform quality control of processes and products produced;
    • Write, interpret and analyze technical documentation related to information technology;
    • Conduct software development utilizing programming languages including but not limited to Java and JavaScript;
    • Interpret and analyze end user identified bugs;
    • Familiarization with SCRUM\AGILE software development methodologies;
    • Familiarization with Hadoop and conducting development within big data ecosystems; and
    • Provide recommended software development enhancements or changes in support of existing and projected organizational mission requirements.
  • Performs software requirements analysis, system integration activities, leads research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
  • Performs technical planning, verification and validation of others work, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
  • Performs analysis for all levels of total system product to include concept, design, architecture, user experience, test, installation, operation, maintenance
  • Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex solutions
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints 
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into software solutions utilizing whatever development lifecycle techniques or model will yield the optimal results (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • 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
  • Applies and champions the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
  • Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems
  • Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work
  • More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead
  • Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams
  • Accountable to lead and guide the completion of major programs and projects
  • Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse range of complex problems and issues of broad scope and complexity which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations, or failure to accomplish results or errors typically will negatively impact business segment financial results and cause business segment to fail to achieve organizational objectives
  • Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
  • Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
  • Frequently responsible to lead collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the company
  • Frequently responsible to lead collaboration with organizations outside engineering or with external customers and vendors/suppliers
  • Travel may be required
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise as well as with senior internal and external personnel 

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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