Principal Programmer

Location
Towson, MD
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Hours
Full Time
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 sectors.

  • Builds and codes mainframe applications and/or models using COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, etc.
  • Plans, develops, tests, and documents highly complex applications programs.
  • Generates new code and corrects, converts, and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications.
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.
  • Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures, identify problems, and document specific requirements.
  • Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as users manuals, product specifications, and training materials.
  • Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products, analyzes test results, and corrects problems.
  • Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.
  • Performs research on emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced programmers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • May serve as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
Education Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications
  • 8-10 years of directly related computer programming experience.
  • Proficiency in the CICS/COBOL language, JCL and DB2.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Able to work within a team or independently.
  • Experience with MQ Series is a plus.
  • Experience with CMMI guidelines is also a plus.
 

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 sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.