Senior Java Software Developer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

Annapolis Junction
United States

Basic Qualifications
Education Requirements:
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.
Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance with a Polygraph is required 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.
A discretionary sign-on bonus may be available for this position
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Java Software Developer. 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.
The Java Software Developer will have the opportunity to work with the following:
Technologies: Microservices, Docker, Kafka, Kubernetes, Cassandra, Java 8/9, ReactJS, Spring Boot/Cloud/Data, Redis, Postgres
Tools: Maven, Node, Git, Sonar, Eclipse, Failsafe, Atlassian Jira (Bitbucket, Confluence, Bamboo, Crucible)
Additional Qualifications:
14 years’ experience as a Software Engineer, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required
Minimum of 7 years of Linux/Unix Experience
Direct experience in the development of collection systems and components within the Intelligent Community (IC)
Minimum of 7 years of experience with Java and/or JavaScript like languages
Minimum of 4 years of Web framework experience such as Spring Framework
Familiarity with Microservices
Familiarity with Docker
Representative Duties and Tasks:
Performs software requirements analysis, system integration activities, leads research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
Performs technical planning, verification and validation of others work, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
Performs analysis for all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, architecture, user experience, test, installation, operation, maintenance
Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex solutions
Works on the hardest technical problems facing the company, often these problems are unusually complex and require the utmost creativity and innovation
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
Performs 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 (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Applies and champions the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems
Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work; more often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead; assignments may be self initiated
Works under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectives
Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams
Accountable to lead and manage the completion of major programs and projects
Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse range of complex problems and issues of broad scope and complexity which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
Erroneous decisions or recommendations, or failure to accomplish results or errors typically will have a long term negative affect on business segment financial results, company's technological capability and cause business segment to fail to achieve organizational objectives
Identifies and leads the execution of risk mitigation strategies
Works on advanced applications that may result in new business and revenues for the company
Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
Leads large technical tasks and large teams and projects
Leads medium to large technical proposals
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
Frequently responsible to lead collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the company
Frequently responsible to lead collaboration with organizations outside engineering or with external customers and vendors/suppliers
Frequent contact with Business Development
Serves as consultant to senior management and customers on projects and applications
Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
May serve as company technical spokesperson
Frequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas, applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A seasoned, experienced professional having a broad range of expertise, unique knowledge and a wide range of professional experience and possessing a demonstrated understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways
Possesses the skills and aptitude to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
Demonstrates skills at helping company meet financial and business objectives by resolving complex issues in creative, effective and financially favorable ways
Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles
Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
Demonstrated use and understanding of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Demonstrated use and understanding of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
Demonstrated ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods
Demonstrated awareness of business objectives and Engineering's role in achieving
Demonstrated ability to be creative, innovative and accountable, and has mastered advanced decision-making skills
Demonstrated ability to multi-task
Demonstrated ability to grasp and apply new information quickly shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects as a technical lead with little or no direction, frequently provides direction and leadership to technical teams and determines methods and procedures
Demonstrated ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments
Demonstrated ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
Advocate and champion at interpreting, defining and applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues
Able to contribute to shaping major market opportunities
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
Demonstrated understanding of basic task/project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions; someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization
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