Entry-Level Software Engineer

Location USA-NM-Las Cruces
Posted Date 5 months ago(9/12/2017 4:32 PM)
Job ID
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Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience is required. 


Candidates must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense SECRET security clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position


General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an opportunity for an Entry-Level Software Engineer to join our team in Las Cruces, NM.


Do you want to have hands-on experience in system testing and transitioning to operations the latest technology that acquires and processes satellite technical data? Do you want to be part of the team that works to resolve technical issues and support system updates? Do you want to work with a team of colleagues with extensive experience in the NASA Space Network and learn from the best?


If this sounds inspiring, you might be one of us. GDMS is actively recruiting for an Entry-Level Software Engineer for the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) Project. The SGSS Project is entering the initial development phase and a Communications System Engineer is needed to support the NASA Sites System Integration and Test activities. Working at GDMS is much more than a job. It’s a place where you can learn the latest satellite ground terminal technologies and be an active member of the engineering team that will actually deploy these subsystems to multiple NASA operational sites.


Among the opportunities you will have to use and grow your skills:


Support the SGSS Deployment and Transition Team in documenting, presenting, and leading the integration and system testing of all hardware, software, firmware, and infrastructure associated with the SGSS design.

  • Support the deployment, integration, and test of network-based satellite ground terminals
  • Support the execution of functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
  • Assist with the design, development and implementation of effective methods of troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and systems technical issues
  • Support the isolation and documentation of issues and defects
  • Support the generation of technical engineering products (test plans, test procedures, test reports, test reviews) by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
  • Provide test reports and explains test outcome to team and customers

Skills you acquired while pursuing your degree:

  • Fully proficient in the use and understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • An understanding of software design, development, testing, and configuration management
  • Understand the Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux operating system environments
  • The ability to code in Java and understands the process for troubleshooting and processing software fixes  
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products with emphasis in Excel, Word, Visio, and Power Point


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 13,000+ 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


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