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Job Description

Job ID#: 14698BR

Company: General Atomics

Job Title: Software Developer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Entry Level Software Developer to join our GA-EMS group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


* Determine user requirements and specifications and plan for software development within the broader organizational scope. Software development includes end-user, system level, and data management applications.
* Develop software tools to enhance full-system integration, and facilitate software lab configuration management.
* Support software lab for complex aircraft arresting gear system.
* Develop network configurations including switches and routers.
* Perform work within physical computer configurations, and virtual machine configurations using VirtualBox and VMware.
* Assist in the design of integration support equipment.
* Formulate detailed plans for the implementation of software solutions. In addition to program design this includes determining language, platform, and resource requirements.
* Implementation of design including coding, testing, and documentation.
* Deployment of applications across the enterprise including cross-platform compliance and insuring availability of necessary resources.
* Code maintenance including debugging and updating to keep pace with the evolving environment.
* Assist in planning for future applications based on new developments in computer technology.
* Communicate with the software developer group, with users, and with management as well as with the wider community.
* Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
* Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

* Typically requires a bachelors degree in computer science, information systems or related discipline. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
* Demonstrated experience with Linux system setup and operation.
* Experience with PC hardware, e.g. troubleshooting, modifications, upgrades is required
* Knowledge of C, C++ or C# computer software languages is required.
* Demonstrated knowledge of Python, PERL or bash scripting languages.
* Must have a basic understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate the ability to follow and apply basic use of programming and analysis concepts.
* Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
* Good communication, computer and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.
* The ability to work both independently and on a team is essential.
* Able to work extended hours as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? No

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