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Principal JAVA Engineer

Principal JAVA Engineer

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Number of Positions 
Job Locations 
USA-LA-New Orleans
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Information Technology
Full/Part Time 
Full Time

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Job Description

General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Principal Java Software Engineer along the Gulf Coast in New Orleans; LA.

Successful candidate must be able to obtain and retain a Department of Interior background investigation. Candidates must be US Citizens or hold a Green Card and a resident of the US for the previous 3 years with no longer than a 90 day absence.

Seeking a motivated and energetic Java Developer to join our superb team of software professionals. We want a dedicated individual who wants to learn and expand their Java and scripting expertise.

Position description:
  • Participates in the design; development; analysis; and implementation of software operating systems and software application programs
  • Works under general supervision; performs software operating systems and application engineering; including full life cycle design and development
  • Works from specifications to develop and modify operating systems and software applications; participates in the design; coding; testing; debugging; and documentation of programs; participates in the definition of limited design specifications and parameters; assists engineers or analysts with the hardware/software integration of the application or utility into software operating systems
  • Analyzes system architecture requirements; performs requirements acquisition and definition and data analysis; may customize purchased applications; performs technical and subject matter research on emerging technologies to determine impacts on application execution; analyzes and documents client needs and requirements
  • Participates in the writing; modifying; and maintaining technical documentation and specifications such as user manuals; system documentation; and training materials; performs integration testing and support of various computer operating and/or network systems
  • Troubleshoots and provides customer support for software operating system and application issues; maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned; participates in special projects as required.



 Generates new code and corrects; converts; and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications. 

  •  Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.
  •  Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures; identify problems; and document specific requirements.
  •  Writes and updates technical documentation such as users' manuals; product specifications; and training materials.
  •  Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products; analyzes test results; and corrects problems.
  •  Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  •  Reviews and evaluates software products; systems; and documentation to ensure adherence to company and customer quality standards as a member of an Agile Scrum Team.
  • Plans; develops; tests; and documents client/server applications programs.


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


8-10 years of related software development experience. 


Requires at least eight years' directly related experience in the design; writing; and testing of computer programs or database development. Also requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles; practices; and procedures used in all phases of full life cycle applications and systems development; engineering; programming; and analysis.


Required Skills:

 Knowledge of the fundamental concepts; practices; and procedures used in computer programming.
 New Development experience with Java and Java Script.
 Tests and debugs assigned software components and units.
 Troubleshoots problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.
 Writes and updates technical documentation such as user manuals; system documentation; and training materials.

Desired Skills:


 Database Application development experience

 Experience in the development of Java Web applications and Google Web Toolkit
 Experience using Vaaden Development Framework
 Oracle ADF Experience
 Experience working in an Agile Software Development Environment.
 Knowledge using automated test tools.
 Strong interpersonal presentation and communication skills.

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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