General Dynamics Information Technology Sr Princ Engineer, Software in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.

WILL CONSIDER SENIOR LEVEL DEVELOPER. Hours (Core); Function: Experience with all aspects of life cycle development, Object-oriented analysis and design using Ruby on Rails, or Java. Knowledge/experience with Angular, Node.js, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstrap, XML, MySQL

Unique opportunity for a developer to design and develop mission applications and lead small projects. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop application with varying degrees of scale, risk and complexity. Developer duties may include serving as the technical lead for the design, testing and implementation of complex applications, complex web application layouts, content and user interfaces and/or database projects.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• The developer consults with clients to develop complex user requirements.

• Translates user requirements from a formal requirements document into an application and/or database design.

• Writes interfaces to companion applications or databases.

• Writes necessary code.

• Ensuring interoperability with other applications.

• Generates test plans to ensure that adequate unit, system, and integration testing is performed.

• Oversees unit/functional testing and transitioning the application and/or database to production.

Mandatory skills:

A training plan will be accepted for no more than 2 of the 6 Mandatory skills below:

  1. Minimum of 2 years demonstrated on-the-job experience with full life-cycle application software development. Experience includes: “hands on” involvement in all aspects of the application software development life-cycle, (from requirements analysis through design, programming, testing, and deployment).

  2. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with the following key technology areas: Object-Oriented analysis and design, relational database design and development using Ruby on Rails, or Java programming with a training plan to learn RAILS as well as experience in a minimum of 3 of the following technologies: Angular, Node.js, CSS#, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstrap, XML, MySQL, graphical user interface design and development, analytical modeling and visualization.

  3. Knowledge or on-the-job experience with Ruby.

  4. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with product life cycle.

  5. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with Github.

  6. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with the product life cycle including maintenance of production systems.

Desired skills:

  1. Demonstrated on-the-job experience exhibiting customer service skills.

  2. Demonstrated on-the-job experience working in a team environment exhibiting problem solving skills.

  3. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with the Sponsor’s Ruby on Rails platform.

  4. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with the Sponsor or Sponsor’s partners and their current technology issues.

  5. Demonstrated on-the-job experience exhibiting written skills to include technical documentation regarding Sun, Solaris and Linux.

  6. Demonstrated experience deploying applications to a cloud infrastructure using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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

  8. Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems.

  9. Resolves highly complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

  10. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

  11. Factors emerging technologies and product supportability into design and implementation.

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

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

  14. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.

  15. Serves as a customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.

  16. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software developers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  17. Serves as a technical team or task leader.

  18. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  19. Participates in special projects as required.


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

  2. Masters Degree preferred.


10-15 years of related software development experience.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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 ID2018-44546

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part TimeFull Time