Software/Systems Technical Engineer (TS/SCI Preferred) at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Software/Systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred at the time of hire or obtainable within a reasonable time period. 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/Viz has an immediate opening for a Software/Systems Technical Engineer to join our Engineering team at our South Side

Works - Pittsburgh, PA location. This position provides an opportunity to work directly with some of our nation's fundamental intelligence agencies. GDMS employees work closely with its esteemed customers to develop software solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will be working with collaborative development teams on secure information systems. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Software/Systems Technical Engineer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 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.

As a Software/Systems Technical Engineer you will:
  • Assist with planning, scheduling, budgeting of all project activities; contribute to and participate in customer reviews; developing and reporting project metrics; providing concurrence on recommended changes to requirements and design configuration
  • Provide leadership with the overall cost, schedule, and performance of the program
  • Assist in developing and reporting program and departmental metrics
  • Assist in developing and maintaining program plans (management baseline)
  • Together with other Lead Systems and Software Engineers develop and maintain the technical approach/development process
  • Oversee and provide recommendations for the technical baseline (reviewing and approving recommended changes to requirements and design configuration)
  • Serving as an advocate for customer issues - technical and programmatic
  • Support to Program staffing, resources, organizational interfaces, and program task scope
  • Representation for program on the Line of Business Corrective Action Board
  • Engineering approval/closure of Failure Review Board items
  • Preparation for monthly engineering status reviews with program management and engineering leadership
  • The position involves working on an Engineering team that includes efforts in Pittsburgh and Northern Virginia as well as potentially other CONUS GDMS sites.
  • Technologies currently employed include: Java, C++, JavaScript, RDBMS, visualization, networking, across multiple architectures

Basic Qualifications:
  • 8+ years Software or Engineering Lead experience
  • Candidates must have successful prior experience in planning, scheduling, budgeting, and executing projects to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated an ability to work in a fast paced/dynamic team environment and possess time management skills to meet schedules.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience working in Agile software development processes.
  • Experience with iterative design and development methodologies is a plus; ability to adjust scope and schedule to conform to user feedback and new requirements.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work within and manage an environment of rapidly fluctuating customer requirements.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral/written communication skills, and interpersonal skills to support interaction with customer representatives, team members (including subcontractors), and internal management.
  • Flexibility and a tolerance for change (and the ability to manage it) in dynamic program development environments
  • Earned Value Management training/experience
  • Experience on high reliability product development
  • A passion for excellence and continued learning
  • Must be able to travel based on program/customer needs
  • Previous Program/Project Management and/or Technical Management experience
  • Experience with management of geographically dispersed teams a plus


GD Viz Overview

Do you like knowing that your work has life-saving value? Do you like the squeak of dry-erase markers on a giant white-board, 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 smooths 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.

Check out who we are and what we do here

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
More Information on General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Hanover, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Anapolis Junction, MD, Florham Park, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, Taunton, MA, Dedham, MA, Greensboro, NC, McLeansville, NC, Marion, VA, Orlando, FL, Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, MN, San Antonio, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, El Segundo, CA, San Jose, CA and Quincy, MA. General Dynamics Mission Systems was founded in 1952. It has 8438 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 133 open jobs at General Dynamics Mission Systems, click here.
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