General Dynamics Information Technology Software Architect (Control Systems) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description


Researches, designs, and develops software control systems in support of Navy ships and systems. The selected candidate will assist in creation of the software architecture for the machinery control system on amphibious Navy ships.


  • Leads the research and development of new software products and applications on the leading edge of established knowledge and standards.

  • Conceives, designs, prototypes, and tests new methods, algorithms, and models.

  • Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet or exceed management and customer specifications.

  • Identifies and directs resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues.

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

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


Master’s Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline.


15-20 years of related software development experience.

Experience in designing and analyzing DOD or industry control/information systems.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of software engineering principles, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of secure software coding and design. Prefer experience with DOD security ecosystem.

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in database development, coding, and design, event modeling, logical and physical database design, data access analysis and design, DBMS optimization, security, and change management.

  • Professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment.

    Special Requirements:

Successful applicants must have an active government secret security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Working Conditions:

The work is typically performed in an office/lab environment and shipboard on Navy vessels, which requires proper safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of materials, boxes or equipment.

Work may require up to 10% travel.

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 ID2018-43545

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionScience and Engineering

Security Clearance LevelSecret

Full/Part TimePart Time