Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Responsibilities for this Position

Entry Level Software Engineer

Job ID: 2021-47031
USA-PA-Pittsburgh
Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 1/4/2021
Category: Engineering-Software
Employment Type: College
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience is required. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at the time of hire or obtainable within a reasonable time period. 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 immediate openings for an Entry Level 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.

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!

As an Entry Level Software Engineer, you will:

  • Assist in software requirements analysis, design, development and testing for software enhancements and new products
  • Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
  • 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


Candidates should have demonstrated strengths and experience in some of 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

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

Other beneficial common programming patters/paradigms:

  • Experience with version control systems
  • 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
  • HCI coursework







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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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