General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Java 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:
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
Attention to quality
Full use and understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Effective communication and attention to detail
Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms
Solid object oriented programming and software design skills
Other beneficial experience:
Experience with version control systems
Concurrent programming and building multi-threaded systems
Memory and CPU profiling
Data modeling and writing efficient Structured Query Language (SQL) statements
Experience building large-scale mission-critical applications
Experience with distributed systems
Direct-manipulation user interfaces
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.
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.
Internal Number: 2019-34605
About General Dynamics Mission Systems / ViZ
Viz creates innovative data visualization software that is used around the world, in mission-critical situations ranging from Army battlefield command, disaster relief coordination, the cyber security of our nation, health care information, and energy infrastructure. We focus on our customer’s needs through a design-intensive iterative process within a casual, collaborative environment. Our atmosphere is relaxed, but our commitment to quality software is intense.