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Principal Software Engineer (15 Week Project)

Principal Software Engineer (15 Week Project)

Requisition ID 
# of Openings 
Job Location 
USA-FL-Fort Walton Beach
Job Function 
Information Technology
Security Clearance Level 
Full/Part Time 
Full Time

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Job Description

The Software Engineer performs detailed analysis, design, code development, integration, and test software components, services, scripts, and applications for computer based systems supporting Special Operations Forces in a fast paced exciting environment. Performs and supports rapid development efforts to satisfy critical mission needs and new innovative capabilities that enable delivery of real-world combat effects. Enhances and updates existing software components, services, and applications for integration with new and/or updated hardware and software. Creates and/or updates build definitions for configuring and deploying software components, services, and applications. Designs and configures environment for modeling, simulation, and testing. Designs and develops utility programs and tools. Works with cross-functional teams following Agile Development Methods supporting daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, tasking, and reviews. Provides technical support to internal and external customers and vendors for technical issues. Creates or updates program documents such as: Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Software Design Document (SDD), Interface Control Document (ICD), Software Test Descriptions (STD), Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), etc. Provide technical direction to junior software personnel.




  • Software development experience in .NET, C#, WPF, WCF required
  • Software development experience using Object-Oriented principles required.
  • Software Source Control experience with Git, SVN, TFSVC, or other software configuration management tool required
  • Experience utilizing ICDs and SRS to develop quality software solutions that fully meet all requirements required
  • Working knowledge of fundamental design principles behind developing scalable services
  • Development experience with Microsoft PowerShell
  • Experience with creation and usage of Virtual Machines
  • Working knowledge of desktop Operating Systems (Windows 10, Windows 7, RedHat, etc.)
  • Must be detail oriented and organized and have excellent technical analysis as well as business communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Publish-Subscribe Model messaging pattern and/or Service Oriented Architecture highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of tactical datalinks (SADL, HPW, L-16, etc.) highly desired
  • Working knowledge of one or more applications: PFPS, FalconView, and CoT software applications used by DoD highly desired
  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD 1553 Data Bus architecture and protocols highly desired
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced high-demand environment
  • Air Force and/or DOD background a plus


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


Must be DoD 8570 IAT-Level-2 compliant (Security-Plus CE preferred), or higher


8-10 years of related software development experience.

The work is typically performed in an office environment but will require some on-aircraft

This work may require short-term TDYs to meet with users and/or perform aircraft analysis

Must be able to obtain a passport for OCONUS travel, if required. Existing passport highly desired

Lift over 35 LBS




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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