On-Site Advanced Software Engineer
Tysons Corner, VA 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field, 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/SCI with Polygraph security clearance 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a On-Site Senior 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.


The On-Site Senior Software Engineer position requires someone with a keen ability to rapidly solve software challenges with a focus on communicating effectively with the customer, team and end users on a highly important and exciting program. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently under pressure and effectively identify, recommend and solve mission related issues when software solutions are needed. The candidate must be able to communicate and work effectively with remote, non-collocated development teams.

The On-Site Senior Software Engineer will ensure the proper operation of the Mult-Int Analysis and Archive System (MAAS - FMV) which includes a large number of dependencies on other systems (e.g., video encoders, network infrastructure, database, etc). The candidate will focus on front end development related to customer software solutions on-site at the direction of the government customer and the MAAS development team. The candidate may support backend development and collaboration efforts in addition to front end development efforts.

In addition to solving ongoing operational problems, novel software solutions will be greatly valued, especially using the latest accepted software technologies. On-site software implementations and prototypes will be evaluated and migrated back into the formal software baseline at the factory.

The ideal candidate will have a general passion for software solutions and will possess an inquisitive mind that can quickly adapt and work effectively with the entire on-site team.


General language skillsets

  • Java (AOP, IOC)
  • Javascript, React/Redux, AngularJS
  • SQL, NoSQL, Graph
  • C++

General required concepts

  • GraphDB, SQL and NoSQL data modeling / visualization / querying
    • MS SQL Server, OmniSci, Accumulo/Hadoop preferred
  • Reactive application development in a web browser -
    • Write and manage large applications in React/Redux, rxJS, Reactive Streams
    • Manage and bug triage legacy applications in AngularJS
  • Debug and troubleshoot applications in customer space
    • Applications range from Java to C++ at priority determined by customer
  • Microservice API development and integration experience (gRPC/REST)
    • Deploy micro and macro services in NodeJS or JBoss
    • Manage communication endpoints in gRPC or REST
    • REST based service level integration, API negotiation, Threading and Load Balancing
  • Leverage messaging engines and HA clusters
    • Kafka streams/ KsqlDB
  • Use and manage containers and orchestration
    • Docker/Kubernetes
      • Creating containers, deploying containers, managing container orchestration
      • Managing scalability of deployed software products
  • Heavily use ETL concepts and engines to decouple solutions
    • Apache NIFI
      • Creating and maintaining orchestration templates, modifying templates provided from unclassified teams into classified space


  • Prior experience operating with Kanban processes
  • Ability to manage and/or contribute to software baselines across classification boundaries
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 12,000+ 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

As a contractor to the Federal Government, General Dynamics Mission Systems must comply with the federal mandate requiring our workforce be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by January 4, 2022, with only very limited exceptions for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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