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Principal Software Engineer

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Basic QualificationsBachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferredResponsibilities for this PositionGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems has immediate openings for a Principal 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. As a Principle Software Engineer, you will: Work on the hardest technical problems facing the company, often these problems are unusually complex and require the utmost creativity and innovation Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints Perform 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 Research and analyze data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application Participate as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems Work on advanced applications that may result in new business and revenues for the company Serve as a technical spokesperson to senior management and customers on projects and applications Programming Skills: Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms Solid object oriented programming and software design skills Proficient in one of the following: Java, C++, C, or JavaScript (using object oriented techniques) Web Services knowledge such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Redux Candidates should have demonstrated strengths and experience in the following areas: User Interface development Computer science theory (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computational complexity) Appreciation for user-centric design Full use and understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories Effective communication and attention to detail Deep exposure to Unix/Linux systems as well as Windows Other beneficial common programming patterns/paradigms: Seasoned, experienced professional having a wide range of professional experience Experience with version control systems Experience leading software teams using Agile methodologies Detailed and fully proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements Concurrent programming and building multi-threaded systems Memory and CPU profiling Data modeling and writing efficient data access methods Experience building large-scale mission-critical applications Experience with distributed systems Direct-manipulation user interfaces Information visualization Do you like knowing that your work has life-saving value? Do you like the squeak of dry-erase markers on a giant whiteboard, or a lively debate about a user's optimal experience, or the view of the South Side slopes, or the autonomy to accomplish your goals as you see fit, or board game lunches? Do you like the kind of day where you learn so many new skills that your brain feels like it just ate Thanksgiving dinner? Sound intriguing? Viz is looking for people like you: smart, creative, and fun. We make software that interactively visualizes data. We make software that enables massive collaboration. We make software that supports our men and women in the military, that smoothes the way of emergency responders here at home, that offers insight to researchers and data analysts. We're a passionate, close-knit group of inter-disciplinary thinkers and doers that craft truly one-of-a-kind software used all over the world, and we do it from our cozy-casual office here in Pittsburgh. Check out who we are and what we do here in Pittsburgh! PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred at the time of hire or obtainable within a reasonable time period after 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.Company OverviewGeneral 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 PandoLogic. Keywords: Software Engineer, Location: Pittsburgh, PA - 15290

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