• Software Engineer- Theater Planning and Assessment

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/2/2019 5:05 PM)
    Job ID
    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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.



    •Experience with C++/Java - multi-processor/multi-threaded code.  
    •Experience with  Model analysis,  wargame/assessment algorithms.
    •Experience developing software in a GNU/Linux environment
    •Experience with MATLAB programming
    •Familiarity with unit testing tools (e.g. Junit, Gtest, Gcov, Jacoco, and continuous integration software)
    •Strong knowledge of Trigonometry, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and Ballistic Trajectory Equations
    •Experience with mission planning
    •Demonstrated strong initiative in working cross company teams

    •Professional and experienced understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and skilled at applying technical standards
    •Considerable knowledge of the software development process
    •Considerable ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle ever increasing responsibility and assignments with growing complexity
    •Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
    •Exercises independent judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    •Considerable ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
    •Considerable 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 considerable decision-making skills
    •Skilled at learning and applying company policies and procedures to resolve more complex issues
    •Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    •Considerable written and verbal communications skills
    •Considerable ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
    •Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    •Considerable ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products


    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 Software Engineer- Theater Planning and Assessment.  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.



    • Conduct or participate in the research, design, development, and integration of cross-domain theater related software models and assessments.
    • Responsibilities also include design, development,  and corrections for new and existing systems.
    • Responsible for coding, testing, integrating and documenting software solutions.
    • Define and develop creative and innovative software architectures and solutions to address emerging challenges in systems-of-systems assessment integration.
    • Support development and integration of large-scale wargame engine for cross-domain planning.
    • Participate in a team environment to design, develop, enhance, and execute planning engine in the ASW domain, including providing full life cycle support (requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing, and debugging).
    • Lead a small team of engineers to meet program development goals.
    • Apply object-oriented design and development techniques primarily in the Java and C++ programming language
    • Develop unit test software through both automated and manual testing techniques to produce algorithm results.
    • Analyze algorithm 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


    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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