Software Engineer - Mission Planning

Fairfax, VA | Contract

Post Date: 05/10/2018 Job ID: 226321 Industry: Engineering
Software Engineer - Air & Missile Defense Planning
12+ month contract
Fairfax, VA
Clearance: Secret (minimum)


  • Conduct or participate in the research, design, development, and integration of Air and Missile Defense (AMD) related software models and wargame engine.
  • Responsibilities also include enhancements, modifications and corrections to existing software.
  • Responsible for coding, testing, integrating and documenting software solutions.
  • Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
  • Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
  • Define and develop creative and innovative software architectures and solutions to address emerging challenges in systems-of-systems wargame integration.
  • Support development and integration of large-scale wargame engine for AMD planning.
  • Participate in a team environment to design, develop, enhance, and execute planning wargame engine in the AMD domain, including providing full life cycle support (requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing, and debugging).
  • Lead a small team of junior engine to meet program development goals.
  • Apply object-oriented design and development techniques primarily in the C++ programming language
  • Develop unit test software through both automated and manual testing techniques to produce algorithm results.
  • Analyze algorithm results to support verification & validation, regression testing, formal test events, and concept/feasibility studies.
  • Investigate and resolve problems related to performance, consistency, and reliability.
  • Produce documentation to capture requirements, technical concepts, software design, and user information.
  • Deliver presentations to peers and customers internal and external to General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • Experience with C++/Java - multi-processors/multi-threaded code.  
  • Experience with Model analysis, wargame/assessment algorithms.
  • (Preferred) Experience developing software in a GNU/Linux environment
  • Experience with MATLAB programming
  • Familiarity with unit testing tools (e.g. Junit, Gtest, Gcov, Jacoco, and continuous integration software)
  • Strong knowledge of Trigonometry, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and Ballistic Trajectory Equations
  • Experience with mission planning
  • Professional and experienced understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and skilled at applying technical standards
  • Considerable knowledge of the software development process
  • Considerable ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle ever increasing responsibility and assignments with growing complexity
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Exercises independent judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Considerable ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
  • Considerable knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting

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