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Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer
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Electric Boat | Groton, CT
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Job Description


General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world's foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company's industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.

General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description

Department 425, Electrical Systems Software Engineering, engineers apply software and computer engineering skills to specify, design, develop, integrate, and test, as well as subcontract manage software development for US Navy Nuclear Submarines. Collaborating with systems and hardware engineers, submarine software is developed and maintained for a great variety of submarine platforms and electrical systems for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) systems. Knowledge of the software development life-cycle is required for this position. Additional responsibilities include software research and development, preparing presentations, participating in customer design reviews, interfacing closely with hardware and system engineering departments and vendor software subcontract management. Specific responsibilities include C++/Java application development and test, Linux and network programming.

Education/ Experience

A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent technical degree is required. A Master's degree in these areas is desirable.

Zero to four years of experience is preferred relevant to this job description. Experience in requirements analysis, software design, code and unit test, software/hardware integration is desired. In addition, experience with Linux and PLC design, development and testing is desirable.


The candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, communication, and technical writing skills, including the ability to write and analyze software requirements. Candidate must be highly motivated, perform independently, as well as interact with other groups and organizations in an engineering environment and be able to work with Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) Level 3 processes. Skills in C, C++, Java, and shell scripting, along with relational and object-oriented databases are desirable. Skills developing graphics, simulations, critical processor software, and interfacing with submarine electronics are preferred and networking knowledge is desirable. Familiarity with configuration management and quality assurance is also desirable.