General Dynamics Mission Systems has immediate openings for an Sr. Advanced Software Engineer in our Pitsburgh, PA office. 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 an Advanced Software Engineer, you will:
Provide leadership to cross functional software development teams
Lead small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
Frequently responsible to lead collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the company
Perform software requirements analysis, participate in research, design, develop and test software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications
Perform technical planning, verification and validation of others work, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
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
Support and develop our technical culture by being engaged, intellectually curious, friendly, motivated to solve complex problems, and inspired to deliver superior user-centered design
Participate in internal reviews of software components and systems
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:
Strong leadership skills suitable for recruiting, leading and managing teams of engineers to solve challenging problems
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
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.
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.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred 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.
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.