General Dynamics Information Technology Principal Engineer, Software in Chantilly, Virginia

Job Description

Position requires an active in-scope TS/SCI clearance and polygraph.

GDIT is seeking a Senior Java Software Engineer to support a large Identity and Access Management (IdAM) contract. The Java software developer will be working in a multi-tiered environment and will build Java applications for a government client. The Java developer will configure and modify/integrate COTS products related to Identity and Access Management areas where needed. The candidate for this position will build RESTful Web Services and reusable components to support overall project objectives. The Java developer will participate in the entire software development life-cycle including unit testing, regression testing, deployment and automation.

  1. Designs, develops, codes, tests, and debugs complex new software products, or makes significant enhancements to existing software.

  2. Researches and integrates design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expectations into product capabilities.

  3. Resolves complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

  4. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

  5. Researches emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.

  6. Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.

  7. Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.

  8. Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  9. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress.

  10. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software engineers.

  11. May serve as a technical team or task leader.

  12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  13. Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to develop and enhance Java applications aligned with architecture and platforms proposed for existing and new software

  • Experience with overall Java development methodologies to perform routine development, automated unit testing, and troubleshooting tasks

  • Experience with JSF development

  • COTS integration experience

  • Experience building web services

  • Experience with Oracle and SQLserver

  • Familiarity with integration tools such as Jenkins and GIT

  • Principals of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

  • Developing and revising technical documentation

    Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Familiarity with Identity and Access management technology and tools

  • Familiarity with configuration management tools such as puppet

  • Familiarity with application migration and development in AWS

  • Familiarity with developing message-oriented solutions with Java

  • General Linux management through the command line and use of command line text editor

  • Principals of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Public Key Enabling (PKE)

  • Familiarity with Radiant Logic ICS/VDS.

  • Familiarity with SailPoint

8-10 years of related software development experience.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job ID2018-39694

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI

Full/Part TimeFull Time