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Senior Principal Software Engineer (TS/SCI tysons corner va ref

ESR Healthcare
Tysons, VA
October 22, 2020

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Senior Principal Software Engineer (TS/SCI tysons corner va ref

Pre screen questionnaire:

1. Please tell us about your Systems Software Engineering experience in the IT industry.

2. Please elaborate on your DevOps Engineering skills.

3. Please elaborate on your Back End Software Engineering skills.

4. An active Department of Defense Top Secret / SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Do you have one?

5. What is your work authorization status?

6. What are your compensation expectations?

7. Local candidates highly preferred. How comfortable are you commuting to Tysons Corner, VA on a daily basis?

8. Do you have experience with meta data and full-motion video? If so, please elaborate:

9. What is your current level of security clearance? Please verify if it is active or inactive and provide the date of the last investigation.

10. Is the candidate local? In exceptional circumstances, relocation may be considered for a non-local candidate. If not local, what would be your timeline for relocation, and what would your expectations be for relocation assistance?


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 12,000+ 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!


Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense Top Secret / SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time 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.


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Software Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions

Performs duties across the software development life-cycle: concept, design, architecture, user experience, development, test, installation, operation and maintenance

Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into a software architecture that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

Applies and champions standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle

Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work; more often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work; assignments may be self-initiated

Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams

Accountable to lead and manage the completion of major programs and projects

Identifies and leads the execution of risk mitigation strategies

Works on advanced applications that may result in new business and revenues for the company

Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams

Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments

Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME)

Travel may be required


Experienced with software development processes, such as SAFe Agile

Experienced in current software engineering concepts, principles, and theories

Experience with software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting

Demonstrated ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods

Demonstrated ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments

Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions; someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization

Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills

Meta data and full-motion video experience

DevOps Engineering Skills

Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline



IntelliJ IDE



Apache Nifi

ELK Stack (ElasticSearch/Logstash/Kibana)

Back End Software Engineering Skills



REST Service creation

Message Brokers




NoSQL Databases




RDBMS Databases