General Dynamics Information Technology Software Developer (Systems Software), w/Poly in McLean, Virginia

Job Description

Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.

Location: McLean; Hours (Core); Function: Provide front-end developer support for web applications and sites using various development languages and technologies. Applications and sites will be hosted in cloud environment. Interest and/or understanding of AWS is desired.

Project may require use of any combination of the following:

  • HTML5

  • Typescript

  • Node

  • SASS

  • GIT

  • Openlayers

  • AWS

  • MySQL

  • CSS3

  • AngularJS and Angular (4+)

  • Material design

  • JQuery

  • Phonegap

  • Github

  • MongoDB

  • Javascript

  • Express

  • Bootstrap

  • WordPress

  • Leaflet

  • XCode

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Webpack

  • KOA

Contractor should have the ability to:

Design databases, datasets, and data objects suitable for use with document-oriented and relational databases and JSON objects to support interactive web applications and websites.

Use Git and GitHub to version control software using a pull request workflow.

Provide development, maintenance, and upgrade support for in-house development tools, project boilerplates, and web application packaging tools.

Update customer management on assigned project statuses in bi-weekly production meetings as requested.

Update assigned project status as needed in production tracking application.

Advise and assist customer in development of process documentation to support individual tasks, knowledge sharing, and development process workflows.

Follow customer development process on assigned projects, including:

  • Customer meetings to capture stakeholder vision for application.

  • Functional mockup and multi-level review.

  • Product development.

  • Continuous testing, to include FF, IE, Chrome, and mobile devices.

  • Progress meetings with stakeholders.

  • Testing prior to delivery to ensure application will work on required platforms.

  • Obtain final approvals.

  1. Designs, develops, codes, tests and debugs highly complex new software products or makes significant enhancements to existing software.

  2. Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems.

  3. Resolves highly complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

  4. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

  5. Factors emerging technologies and product supportability into design and implementation.

  6. Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.

  7. Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  8. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.

  9. Serves as a customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.

  10. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software developers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  11. Serves as a technical team or task leader.

  12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  13. Participates in special projects as required.


  1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

  2. Masters Degree preferred.


10-15 years of related software development experience.

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.

Job ID2018-49716

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part TimeFull Time