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Job Ref:  95278743
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Fairfax
21/10/2016 05:21
ID 2016-20790
Job Location USA - VA-Fairfax

Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 9/6/2016
Category Information Technology

Responsibilities for this Position:

The General Dynamics Mission Systems Information Technology (IT) team has an immediate opening for an Application Developer to join our innovative and pioneering IT organization. This unique opportunity offers dynamic growth and development within a fast-paced organization while using leading industry technology to help our customers solve their most challenging problems.

In this role, you will work alongside a dedicated team of IT experts, to provide world-class solutions for our various business partners, including: Engineering, Human Resources, Finance, Manufacturing and Cyber Security.

You will have the ability to build strong relationships with professionals from all over the country and a variety of disciplines to enhance your business acumen, grow your network and create innovative solutions to difficult business challenges.

Key Responsibilities

The Applications Developer responsibilities include:

Understanding Business Challenges

Team with users to fully understand their daily work activities. During this critical step the Application Developer works closely with the front-line users to gains a clear understanding of their business challenges. The Application Developer will leverage this knowledge to develop solutions that can significantly streamline the user's business processes with the goal of reducing costs and enabling a more competitive workforce.

Designing Solutions: After completely understanding the requirements, the Application Developer will participate in the solutions design stage with the members from different disciplines including the Database, Architect, Security, Project Management and other project teams to design solutions that meet the requirements.

Agile Code Development: Once the solution is developed, the Application Developer will break their work down into smaller deliverables in an effort to work in an Agile environment and deliver working code every few weeks. The Application's Developer will also attend daily scrum meetings and collaborate with the development team to quickly deliver working code.

Supporting Issue Analysis and Resolution: The Application Developer will participate with the analysts and end users to fully understand issues and be able to review the code to provide feedback on current process. The Application Develop will also recommend coding fixes to resolve outstanding issues and work to enhance applications to automate business process as best possible.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

The IT Applications Developer position requires a bachelors degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent and zero to two years of related experience. Candidates with a master's degee may also qualify.
  • Break down program specifications into its simplest elements and translate this logic into a programming language
  • Test the code using sample data sets to ensure the output from the program meets the requirements
  • Document the technical design for knowledge sharing and reuse.
  • Review and analyze software defects. Troubleshoot/debug/identify malfunctioning systems. Implement software fixes. Debug software and deploy fixes as necessary
  • Knowledge of a variety of software development tools and toolkits for development and support of applications.
  • Enjoys working independently and possesses proactive work ethic, in addition to being a team player
  • Perform other duties as directed.
  • Lead, plan, and execute small initiatives

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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. 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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