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

Job Description

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

  1. Designs and codes software components, units, and modules that meet product specifications and development schedules.

  2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  3. Tests and debugs assigned components and units.

  4. Participates in large system and subsystem planning.

  5. Collaborates with hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems and works with them to resolve incompatibilities.

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

  7. Troubleshoots problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.

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

  9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  10. Participates in special projects as required.

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


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


5-8 years of related software development experience.

Mandatory Skills

  • Minimum of six (6) years of demonstrated on the job experience in JAVA/J2EE development.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated on the job experience with JavaScript/UI frameworks.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated on the job experience with SQL relational database development with experience in at least one relational database (e.g., MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL).

  • Demonstrated on the job experience with AngularJS and a solid grasp of modern front-end Web development, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript and their associated build components.

  • Demonstrated on the job experience with Spring and Hibernate or REST services.

  • Demonstrated experience working in an AWS cloud infrastructure environment in the development, testing, deployment and operation of software.

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience performing technical evaluations, analysis, and troubleshooting.

  • Demonstrated experience supporting and working within a development team.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with code delivery mechanisms and code repositories (e.g. Subversion and/or Git).

  • Experience with continuous delivery solutions, such as Hudson, Jenkins, or Puppet.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining applications in the Sponsor’s environment and associated security processes.

  • Experience developing in an Agile environment, including Scrum and user stories.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating and troubleshooting shared services provided by other information technology service providers and leveraged by an application.

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.




Job ID2018-41374

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part TimeFull Time