• Sr Princ Engineer, Software

    Job Locations USA-VA-Herndon
    Job ID
    Number of Positions
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Security Clearance Level
    Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
  • Job Description

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

    Expertise at configuring AWS/C2S Cloud environments following best practices.
    • Assemble and integrate cloud operating platforms using open source & partner tools.
    • Integrate infrastructure builds with continuous code deployment processes.
    • Build automated deployments using configuration management playbooks and recipes.
    • Ensure the performance, reliability, security and ease of maintenance for deployments.
    • Measure success through the hand-over and successful adoption of solutions.
    • Apply knowledge of the latest trends in the DevOps industry.
    • Experience working in a Linux environment
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services
    • Implementing build pipelines with Git commit hooks (Code Commit/Code Deloy), Jenkins plug-ins, configuration management and AMI builders.
    • Using configuration management with tools like Ansible, Chef and Puppet.
    • Creating automation scripts with Python, bash (Cloud Formation, Cloud Init)
    • Linux OS and package management.
    • RDS and NoSQL storage (DynamoDB).
    • Experience building and running Docker containers is a plus.
    • AWS Developer, SysOps or DevOps Certification is a plus.

    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.


    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.










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