General 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
Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms
Solid object oriented programming and software design skills
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
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.
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. Agile experience preferred
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2019-37928
About General Dynamics Mission Systems
Viz creates innovative data visualization software that is used around the world, in mission-critical situations ranging from Army battlefield command, disaster relief coordination, the cyber security of our nation, health care information, and energy infrastructure. We focus on our customer’s needs through a design-intensive iterative process within a casual, collaborative environment. Our atmosphere is relaxed, but our commitment to quality software is intense.