Software Engineer

General Dynamics Information Technology
October 9, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type



We are seeking a Software Engineer to support the development, maintenance, and delivery of Machinery Control System (MCS) software for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers. The selected candidate will be interfacing with U.S. Navy civilian software and systems engineers, support contractors, U.S. Navy ships force, OEMs, and engineering management. The selected candidate will contribute to all aspects of the software life cycle including but not limited to requirements definition, software development, documentation, testing, deployment, support, and maintenance.


  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of the DDG-51 Machinery Control System
  • Design, develop, test, install, and maintain Machinery Control Systems software and supporting software products
  • Work with Microsoft Visual Studio and version control (Git)
  • Identify and document software and system related problems
  • Resolve software problems through debugging, research, and investigation
  • Provide distance and onsite support of software problems
  • Prepare and maintain new and/or existing software requirements
  • Write, review, and maintain technical documentation such as user manuals, product specifications, and training materials
  • Participate in special projects as required



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) or more years of professional experience in software development in engineering



  • Experience in software development using the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio to develop, compile, and debug source code in C++/CLI, Managed C++, and/or C#
  • Experience designing, developing, testing, and installing software and supporting software products
  • Experience writing, reviewing, and maintaining technical documentation such as but not limited to new or existing software requirements, user manuals, product specifications, and training materials
  • Basic knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting networked, IP-based systems both onsite and via distance support
  • Experience with databases (MS Access, SQL)  


  • Successful applicants must either have an active government security clearance or the ability to receive a security clearance upon position acceptance
  • Must have a valid US passport or the ability to obtain one upon position acceptance


The work is typically performed at client site locations in an office environment or Control System Test Labs. Additional work may be performed onboard US Navy Ships (pier side and at sea), which requires proper safety precautions and ability to go up and down shipboard stairways (ladders); 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.

Candidate must be available to travel at times up to 5-10%.


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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