General Dynamics Information Technology Sr Programmer in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Description

Serve as Computer Engineer IV providing Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dam Neck Activity (NSWCDD-DNA) with contractor support for Combat Systems that range from unit level combat systems such as Ship Self Defense System (SSDS), Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS), and AEGIS, to operational level Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Cyber security, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR).

Builds and codes applications and/or models using various computer programming languages.

  1. Plans, develops, tests, and documents mainframe-resident and client/server applications programs.

  2. Generates new code and corrects, converts, and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications.

  3. Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.

  4. Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures, identify problems, and document specific requirements.

  5. Writes and updates technical documentation such as users' manuals, product specifications, and training materials.

  6. Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products, analyzes test results, and corrects problems.

  7. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress.

  8. May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced programmers.

  9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  10. Participates in special projects as required.


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


5-8 years of directly related computer programming experience.

Specific Requirements:

Seven (7) years of full-time professional experience in Computer Programming in a complex computer network environment. Three (3) years must have been in any of the following nine (9) specific areas:

  1. Computer program and Approved Articles Package (AAP) documentation development review and maintenance

  2. Computer program generation/tactical disk build and laboratory Load Cycle

  3. Computer Program audit and verification of certified configurations to include combat system software and/or equipment for AAP’s.

  4. Computer Program Installations and Shipboard/Site Load Cycle.

  5. Coordination of ship/site installations and fleet issue and resolution.

  6. COTS Operating Systems (e.g., HP-UX, HP-RT, Solaris, PowerMax, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), RedHawk, etc.).

  7. Layer 2 and Layer 3 Network Communication Protocols and Cisco IOS configuration and troubleshooting

  8. Versa Module Europa (VME) or Compact Peripheral Computer Interface (cPCI) Single-Board Computer (SBC) and Symmetric Multi-Processor (SMP) operation, configuration, architecture and troubleshooting.

  9. Blade Servers or other High density architecture computing systems operation, configuration, architecture, and troubleshooting.

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 ID2018-47974

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelSecret

Full/Part TimeFull Time