Software Tester / QA

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
College Park, MD
Apr 14, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
Full Time
Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required. Responsibilities for this Position General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Software Tester / QA. 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:*Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products *Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions*Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex software and architectures*Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application *Participates in internal review of software components and systems*Receives little instruction on day-to-day work*More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead*Independently determines approach to solutions*Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained*Contributes and accountable to the completion of major programs and projects*Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse problems and issues of broad scope and complexity*May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees and teams*Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant project delays or require the substantial allocation of additional resources*Collaborates with senior management and leadership within engineering and sometimes across the company*Frequently works with organizations outside engineering or with external customers*Builds stable working relationships internally*Travel may be required*Security clearance may be required*Networks with senior internal and external personnel KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative waysCapable of working on problems of diverse scope requiring extensive analysis of data and evaluation of a multitude of factorsDemonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutionsProficient knowledge of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles, and theoriesProficient knowledge of other related engineering and support disciplinesDetailed and proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvementsProficient 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 proficient decision-making skills Ability to multi-taskProficient ability to grasp and apply new information quicklyProficient ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with very little direction, or can provide direction and leadership to technical teamsExercises independent judgment and sometimes defines new procedures and practices to improve team and company performanceProficient ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitmentsAdvocate and champion at applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issuesProficient in Microsoft Office applicationsProficient written and verbal communications skillsProficient ability to recognize and clearly report relevant informationSkilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actionsSomeone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organizationProficient ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering productsThis is an opportunity to collaborate with agile teams, working within a DevSecOps environment using the latest and best industry practices for architecture, software development, and automated CI/CD pipelines. The applications being developed are mission critical, and essential to national defense. Each team member must possess two cross-discipline skills: software development, software test, command and control system analysis, system security, DevOps methods, or model based systems engineering. 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 12,000+ 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 Copyright 2021 General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

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