Senior AR/VR Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.
Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is desired at the time of hire or obtainable in 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
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior AR/VR 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.
In this role, you will:
Work within an interdisciplinary product development team to design, develop and test AR systems
Develop AR training systems using gaming techniques and Machine Learning
Iterate and refine the product to improve design
Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
Develop and maintain automated unit and systems level tests
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:
Strong knowledge of Unity, scripting, textures, animations, GUI styles, and user session management
Experience developing for AR or VR platforms
3D experience is a plus
Experience with game physics and particle systems
Familiarity with level design and planning
Computer science theory (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computational complexity)
Appreciation for user-centric design
The ability to develop clean, readable and maintainable code
Agile development experience
Full use and understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
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 C# programming language
Other beneficial experience:
Experience with version control systems (Git, Subversion, etc…)
Experience with SLAM algorithms
Experience with multiplayer games
Concurrent programming and building multi-threaded systems
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning experience
Experience with Cloud Deployment
Experience with distributed systems
Prior experience with a well-known mobile title or AAA titles is a significant asset
Mobile development
HCI coursework

PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, SW Game Design or Computer Engineering plus 5 years relevant experience in AR/VR design.
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