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Sr Princ Engineer, Software w/ Poly

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Location: Herndon, VA

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Job Description

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

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

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

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

4. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Serves as a technical team or task leader.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

13. Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

10-15 years of related software development experience.

Description: The applications we develop aid analysts in solving complex analytical problems. This is a unique opportunity for a developer to design and develop mission applications and lead small projects. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop applications 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 form 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.
• Provides extensive technical advice and guidance to applications developers and other members of the team.
• Generates comprehensive test plans to ensure that adequate unit, system, and integration testing is performed.
• Oversees unit/functional testing and transitioning the complex application and/or database to production.
• Generates comprehensive test plans to ensure that adequate unit, system, and integration testing is performed.
Mandatory skills: 
1. Demonstrated experience working as a Software Developer on a larger team, developing complex applications with a larger customer base and approving the work of or guiding lesser experienced developers as a technical lead on web development projects. That experience should include state-of-the are cloud-based, programming, coding and scripting processes, tools and solutions in a rapid prototyping, DevOps style environment. 
2. Demonstrated experience with DEVOPS, and Test Driven Development (TDD). Experience in tools to include GIT, Jenkins, Rundeck, Maven, and Nexus.
3. Demonstrated/academic/training experience with and understanding of Agile methodology, SOA architectures, information sharing and collaboration technologies (wiki/blog), and MS Office.
4. Demonstrated experience and skills in contributing to program documentation, such as System Security Plans or related documents.
5. Demonstrated experience developing web services/applications in Java and 2 years of experience with Ruby on Rails within the last 5 years, developed using IDE (e.g. Eclipse or NetBeans), and deploying them to production environments, SQL database development skills (e.g. MySQL, Oracle, etc.) implementation of search capabilities such as ElasticSearch and SOLR within the last 5 years, web development using Angular.js, D3.js, JSON and with front-end or GUI-development technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and Bootstrap.
6. Demonstrated experience using automation to deploy applications to a cloud infrastructure using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Ruby or Python code.
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’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).

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.