Ruby Developer (Active Polygraph Required) in Herndon, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

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    Herndon, VA
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Job Description

Software Developer (Systems Software) - Mission Software Developer

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government defense and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that's important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can't turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Software Developer joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, VA. At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Mission Software Developer supporting the customer, you will be trusted to understand the technical and functional design requirements related to Ruby on Rails. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Designing, developing and testing mission applications
  • Researching, designing, developing, and/or modifying enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or a technical discipline related to the specific skill, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Languages: Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, JQuery, Ajax, JSON; Frontend design framework: Bootstrap; Frontend JavaScript frameworks: Angular.js JS; Infrastructure: AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, etc.); Database server: MySQL, some
    legacy Oracle;
  • Experience with developing systems in Ruby on Rails
  • Proficient in CSS, HTML, JQuery, Ajax, JSON
  • Experience with database management (i.e. MySQL)
  • Experience with open-source libraries (i.e. JavaScript, Angular.js, Backbone.js, and Bootstrap)
  • Experience with design, develop and test (integrated) of mission applications
  • Experience with design, develop and test (integrated) RESTful Web ServicesExperience with design, develop and test (integrated) external libraries in multiple languages to
    interface with the APIs
  • Experience with design, develop and test (integrated) web service connectors
  • Proficient with enhancing Open Sources ORMs/GEMs to support high performance capabilities
  • Knowledge of the Agile methodologies/sprints/process
  • Experience with using version control software, such as GitHub
  • Experience with Ruby, JavaScript and Angular.js test
  • Familiar with FiDOS development provision process
  • Experience with AWS
  • Stop/Start EC2 instances
  • Developing/Managing S3 buckets
  • Familiar with the Load Balancer, Network and DNS processes
  • Understanding of the software cycle
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer's ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

10+ years of related experience













\' We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.