• Lead Software Engineer Theater Planning and Assessment

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 10:00 AM)
    Job ID
    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.


    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 Lead Display Software Engineer-Air and Missile Defense Planning.  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.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Support the Theater Planning and Assessment software team for data services, track services and decision aids, and 3D GUI development efforts.  
    • Work with the program technical lead on defining tasks, schedule, technical issues, and risk
    • Lead the software team to meet program milestones.
    • Responsibilities also include enhancements, modifications and corrections to existing software including Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System (MIPS).
    • Responsible for coding, testing, integrating and documenting software solutions.
    • Conduct or participate in the research, design, development, and integration of theater planning and assessment including 3D Human/Machine interaction.
    • Participate in extension of MIPS functionality into new operational areas such as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). 
    • 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

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Define and develop creative and innovative software architectures and solutions to address emerging challenges in systems-of-systems integration.
    • Develop and integrate GUI screens and application services.
    • Participate in a team environment to design, develop, and enhance, displays for the theater/wide area visualization and control for air, missile, space and subsurface domain, including providing full life cycle support (requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing, and debugging).
    • Apply object-oriented design and development techniques in the C++ and Java programming languages
    • Develop unit test software through both automated and manual testing techniques.
    • Analyze test results to support verification & validation, regression testing, formal test events, and concept/feasibility studies.
    • Investigate and resolve problems related to performance, consistency, and reliability.
    • Produce documentation to capture requirements, technical concepts, software design, and user information.
    • Deliver presentations to peers and customers internal and external to General Dynamics Mission Systems


    • Experience with display design, development and integration
    • Experiences with C++ and JAVA software development for 3D displays
    • Experience with WWJ/3D GIS,  NGA data sets,  very strong Linux Skills
    • Experience with multi-threaded Java objects and GUI components
    • Experience with developing software for clients and servers
    • Experience with developing software for Windows, Solaris and Linux environments
    • Experience with mission planning and/or 3D situational awareness

    Preferred Experience:

    • Experience with XML, Perl, JBuilder, Eclipse, MySQL, PVCS Dimensions, Rational Development Suite, software modeling
    • 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


    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field or the equivalent.

    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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