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UI Software Developer w/Poly in College Park at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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

1. Participates in the design and coding of software products.

2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

3. Prepares comprehensive test plans and conducts tests.

4. Analyzes test results and recommends moderately complex corrections to more experienced software engineers.

5. Designs and develops compilers, assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems.

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

7. Writes and updates technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.

8. Troubleshoots problems and provides customer support for software operating system and application issues.

9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

10. Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

2-5 years of related software development experience.

Position Description

This candidate will work with a team of other software engineers to specify, design, develop, test and deploy software within the AWS environment. The work will be done in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders. The resource will communicate with team leads and senior leadership and rapidly adjust direction in support of new and/or changing requirements.

This effort will include a variety of activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Design and build creative prototypes according to specifications
  • Write high quality source code to program complete applications within deadlines
  • Perform unit and integration testing such as data feeds from numerous organizations and user interactions from other Sponsor organizations
  • Conduct functional and non-functional testing
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features
  • Designing, testing and deploying applications based on Microservice architecture
  • Participate in analyzing requirements, and documenting related artifacts into a user story stored in JIRA as needed
  • Decompose functional requirements into technical specifications for the system environments
  • Collaborate across technical teams in order to establish and maintain system interoperability for the development, test, and deployment environment
  • Rapid prototyping to refine system requirements and technical specifications of the system and its operating environments
  • Develop technical documentation, handbooks, and briefing materials to support program status reviews, control gates, and other presentations as directed by program management
  • As this program matures, this role may require occasional O&M support


Mandatory Skills 

  1. Demonstrated experience in JAVA/J2EE development.
  2. Demonstrated experience with JavaScript/UI frameworks.
  3. Demonstrated experience with SQL relational database development with experience in at least one relational database (e.g., MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL).
  4. Demonstrated experience with AngularJS and a solid grasp of modern front-end Web development, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript and their associated build components.
  5. Demonstrated experience with Spring and Hibernate or REST services.
  6. Demonstrated experience working in an AWS cloud infrastructure environment in the development, testing, deployment and operation of software.
  7. Strong analytical skills and excellent problem-solving skills.
  8. Experience performing technical evaluations, analysis, and troubleshooting.
  9. Demonstrated experience supporting and working within a development team.

Desired Skills

  1. Experience with code delivery mechanisms and code repositories (e.g. Subversion and/or Git).
  2. Experience with continuous delivery solutions, such as Hudson, Jenkins, or Puppet.
  3. Experience in developing and maintaining applications in the Sponsor’s environment and associated security processes.
  4. Experience developing in an Agile environment, including Scrum and user stories.
  5. Demonstrated experience integrating and troubleshooting shared services provided by other information technology service providers and leveraged by an application.

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 - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.