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Job Ref:  95617991
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Pittsfield
15/10/2016 05:08
ID 2016-21334
Job Location USA - MA-Pittsfield

Required Clearance Secret
Posted Date 10/12/2016 4:13:00 PM
Category Engineering-Software

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

Your Opportunity

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Software Engineering Technician to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems' employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The Software Engineering Technician will assist our software engineers in the development of software throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) by maintaining, upgrading and improving our software tools (such as Coverity, Parasoft, Artisan, Eclipse) where knowledge of installing/upgrading software is required. This includes coordinating with other engineers to acquire requirements to upgrade these tools as well as executing and testing these upgrades. . Furthermore, this technician will be testing our software on the target system which may require off shift work. This technician will also maintain and upgrade our software project workbooks where a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel is desired. This technician will be become our trainer on these tools for subsequent new hires.

The candidate must have knowledge and practical experience with:
  • Server setups and system administration for software products
  • Familiarity with software development tools and development environments (integrated development environment - IDE, compilers/interpreters, simulators, emulators, code/test generators)
  • Strong Microsoft office skills; especially Excel

This candidate must also possess:
  • Great written and communication skills
  • Pro-activeness in identifying department's technical needs
  • Willingness to tackle new and unfamiliar tasks

The selected candidate will help us also 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. This Software Engineering Technician will follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems' services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

As you establish yourself, you'll discover other opportunities to grow your career. Stay in software, go to another department, become a program manager...it's all up to you! Your manager and you will have regular conversations to help you get where you want to go.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of emerging technologies, and the ability to effectively develop and manage General Dynamics Mission Systems equipment and processes.

The Engineering Technician position requires an associate degree and a minimum of one year related work experience.

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred at time 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.

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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