General Dynamics Mission Systems Entry Level Software Engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience is required.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire or obtainable within 24 months of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Entry Level Software Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Assists and participates in the research, design, development and testing of software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded productsCodes, tests, integrates and documents software solutionsParticipates in internal review of software components and systemsReceives detailed instructions from immediate supervisorGenerally works within an identified work groupCollaborates with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering departmentBuilds stable working relationships internallyWorks on problems with defined scope, schedule and expectationsFollows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtainedTravel may be requiredSecurity clearance may be requiredKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Working knowledge of software engineering concepts, principles, and theoriesWorking knowledge of the software development processGood ability to grasp and apply new information quicklyGood ability to handle ever increasing responsibility and assignments with growing complexityShows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little directionGood ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitmentsWorking knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scriptingAbility to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master good decision-making skillsLearns to use professional conceptsAbility to learn and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issuesWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office applicationsGood written and verbal communications skillsGood ability to recognize and clearly report relevant informationGood ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering productsPREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:

C++/Java preferred

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.


Job LocationUSA-MA-Pittsfield

Required ClearanceSecret, obtainable within 24 months


Employment TypeFull Time

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems