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Job Ref:  RW242740
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Louisiana
City:  New Orleans
18/10/2016 05:14
Job Description

General Dynamics IT has an opening for a GIS Software Engineer along the Gulf Coast in New Orleans; LA.

Successful candidate must be able to obtain and retain a Department of Interior background investigation. Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

Seeking a motivated and energetic GIS-Java Developer to join our superb team of software professionals. We want a dedicated individual who wants to lead our GIS development efforts and work closely with our Java development team to implement innovative web based solutions for our customer.

Participates in all phases of software operating systems and software application programs engineering; including design; analysis; and modeling at an expert level; establishes state-of-the-art techniques for designing; developing; modifying and troubleshooting highly complex software operating systems and applications architectures; defines complex design specifications and parameters; identifies and directs resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues; can serve as a subject matter expert on emerging technologies; directs the development of systems specifications and technical documentation; may serve as project lead; either working independently in a technical role in field of specialization; or providing work leadership with management or supervisory responsibility for the group.


Plans; develops; tests; and documents client/server applications programs.

  • Expert level understanding and experience in software development using Geospatial Applications such as ESRI

  • Extensive experience in integrating web based services and SOA

  • Expert level experience in the integration of software components as part of a large enterprise system

  • Strong experience in the development of Java web applications (Java ADF and Spring preferred)

  • Experience troubleshooting software configuration problems

  • Experience performing automated software builds

  • Extensive experience developing web pages. Portal experience a plus.

  • Extensive experience with web page layout and graphical design.

  • Knowledge of RDBMS and data modeling concepts is required. Experience with Oracle database; knowledge of SQL; and PL/SQL is a plus

  • Experience with client side web development languages (JavaScript; HTML; DHTML; and CSS)

  • Experience with Oracle and ADF based applications is preferred


Master's Degree in Computer Science; Engineering or a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical training; or work/military experience.


Requires at least ten years' directly related experience in the design; writing; and testing of computer programs; GIS application development expertise; with two or more years' experience in software operating systems architecture. Also requires expert knowledge of the principles; practices; and procedures used in all phases of full life cycle applications and systems development; engineering; programming; and analysis at a highly technical level.

Required Skills:

Knowledge of the fundamental concepts; practices; and procedures used in computer programming.

Expertise in ESRI and open architecture GIS development.

Development experience with Java and Java Script.

Tests and debugs assigned software components and units.

Troubleshoots problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.

Writes and updates technical documentation such as user manuals; system documentation; and training materials.

Desired Skills:

Database Application development experience

Experience in the development of Java Web applications and Google Web Toolkit

Experience using Spring

Experience working in an Agile Software Development Environment.

Experience leading software development teams

Strong interpersonal presentation and communication skills.

Working Conditions: The work is typically performed in an office environment; which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials; boxes or equipment. The above job description is not intended to be; nor should it be construed as; exhaustive of all responsibilities; skills; efforts; or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job. General Dynamics Information Technology; Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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