Senior Advanced Software Engineer - Strategic Communications and Deterrent Systems (NEW HIRE BONUS U - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

Huntsville, Alabama

Responsibilities for this Position
Senior Advanced Software Engineer - Strategic Communications and Deterrent Systems (NEW HIRE BONUS UP TO $3,000)

Job ID: 2022-55315
USA-MA-Dedham USA-MN-Bloomington USA-AL-Huntsville
Required Clearance: Top Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 5/24/2022
Category: Engineering-Software
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelors degree in Software Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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

Position can be located in Dedham, Mass., Bloomington, Mn. or Huntsville, Ala.


Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, youll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

The U.S. Air Forces Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM). GBSD will meet current operational requirements, while having the adaptability to affordably address changing technology and emerging threats through 2075. As a Senior Advanced Software Engineer, you will contribute to an integrated product development team that is developing critical components of the GBSD weapon system. Youll perform software requirements analysis, support research and design, and develop and test software and tools. From inventing new products or enhancing existing applications, your talent and leadership abilities will be front and center.

What youll experience:
  • Custom hardware and software products for military customers
  • Hands-on experience with development and testing
  • Software V&V, data analysis, discrepancy reporting and corrective actions to ensure production readiness
  • Identification and resolution of technical issues across functional teams
  • Driving program timelines while also ensuring compliance with quality processes
  • Continually finding ways to innovate and improve practices
What you bring to the table:
  • A Bachelors degree in Software Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Strong knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
  • Experience working on a multi-discipline team using Agile and/or Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)
  • Expertise in object oriented languages
  • Expertise working with application layer code that integrates into a larger scale system
  • Expertise working in DevOps pipelines
  • Expertise with configuration management tools such as Gitlab
  • Expertise with dynamic and static test tools such as SonarQube
  • Proficiency with project management and documentation tools such as Jira/Confluence
What sets you apart:
    • Ability to interact effectively with project teams, managers and end users
    • Commitment to ongoing professional development
    • Solid ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity
    • Creative and innovative thinking with the ability to multi-task

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 12,000+ 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


Huntsville, Alabama

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

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.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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