Sr. DevOps Engineer-PLE

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering and/or related field or equivalent experience, plus 8 years of related experience or Master's degree and 6 years of related experience.
Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, US citizenship is requried.

Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a DevOps Engineer-Product Line Engineering (PLE). This position will support the General Dynamics Mission Systems implementation of Product Line Engineering (PLE). The successful candidate will interface with the IT staff and Engineering PLE development teams to manage the multiple development and production environments and to assist in all phase of the toll analysis/design, development, test, deployment, and maintenance activities.
Consults and collaborates with business leaders, end user, IT staff, vendors, and other third parties and is involved in every phase of application development life-cycle
Predominately the role uses development and applications administration / support skills in the configuration, customization, maintenance, and interfacing of Commercial of the Shelf (CoTs) business applications in the GDMS infrastructure
Their responsibilities include requirements specification, solution design, prototype plans, developing and testing code, solution release, and supporting issue analysis and resolution
Collaborates with a team of IT professionals to set specifications for new applications.
Designs creative prototypes according to specifications
Writes high quality source code to program complete applications within schedule deadlines
Ensures application interoperability with IT infrastructure components while ensuring compliance with wide-ranging information security requirements
Ensures application integration interoperability with other applications or subsystems (e.g. interface management, data integration systems, job automation)
Performs unit and integration testing before launch
Tests code using sample data sets to ensure the output from the program meets the requirements
Conducts functional and non-functional testing
Troubleshoots and debug applications
Evaluates existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features
Develops technical documents to accurately represent application design and code
Recommends coding fixes to resolve outstanding issues and work to enhance applications to automate business process as best possible
Leads, plans, and executes projects, small initiatives, and/or cross-functional teams
Manages high risk, high profile, tight schedule, and complex outcomes with composure
Breaks down "barriers to progress" & motivates less experienced members of the team to action
Performs other duties as directed

Demonstrated understanding of business stakeholder requirements, gain a thorough understanding of their desired business outcomes, and how they translate in application features
Evidence of ability to act highly independently on large and unique tasks and wide-ranging initiatives using a subject matter expertise of the Application Development discipline
Exhibits subject matter expertise on how IT solutions are constructed and in-depth expert application administration knowledge
Demonstrated experience as a developer, systems integrator, systems engineer, or solutions architect
Strong knowledge of programming for diverse operating systems and platforms using development tools and languages
Excellent experience as an application developer and designing and building applications
Demonstrated ability to program in at least on programming language (e.g., such as C#, Java, .Net) and SQL scripts and other scripting languages
Strong knowledge of software design and programming principles
Has ability to evaluate intangibles in the analysis of significant and unique initiatives, situations, alternatives, proposals, designs, architectures, risks, data, systems, and constructs
History of providing work direction and leadership to others
Strong understanding of solutions development methodologies (e.g. DevOps, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle, etc.)
Demonstrated analytical thinking and complex problem-solving capability
Certified application developer indicating a degree of appropriate foundational knowledge is strongly preferred
Strong organizational skills including: superior ability to lead initiatives and cross functional projects; a facility to handle multiple tasks and deliverables simultaneously; a track record of exercising independent judgment appropriately; and the ability to quickly understand and execute complex assignments when working on high profile outcomes with inherent risk
Excellent presentation, oral/written communication, and inter-personal skills including the ability to: anticipate, influence & adapt to a wide range of audiences; cultivate relationships and leverage organizational understanding to facilitate decision making and buy-in
Strong experience developing solutions to extremely complex, cross-domain, problems requiring significant business acumen, technical knowledge, ingenuity, creativity, and innovation
A history that illustrates flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs and shows the ability to recognize need for change
Excellent track record of being capable of working with significant uncertainty, resistance, barriers, issues and challenges; converting uncertainty into quantifiable impact, risk and mitigating actions

Preferred experience & Skills:
The successful DevOps IT resource candidate will posses the following skills:
Demonstrated ability to be self directed, with an ability to deliver task assignments successfully in a timely manner.
Windows Server environments background
NodeJS background
C Sharp background
Demonstrated good communications skills
Docker experience
Active Directpry Knowledge
SharePoint Knowledge
Jenkins Knowledge
Batch / PowerShell scripting Knowledge
Atlassian Tool Suite Knowledge
Experience with Windchill PDMlink administration is a strong plus
Understanding of Product Line engineering is a plus

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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