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Software Engineer Entry Level

General Dynamics Mission Systems
$81,636.00 - $90,565.00
parental leave, flex time, 401(k)
United States, Massachusetts, Quincy
February 23, 2024
Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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.

Responsibilities for this Position


As a software engineer for General Dynamics Mission Systems in Quincy, MA, you'll be a member of a cross functional team responsible for designing and developing state-of-the-art applications for unmanned undersea systems. You will work on software encompassing the full life-cycle of these systems, from embedded system control software to GUI-based topside software for planning and monitoring missions.

We encourage you to apply if you have any of these preferred skills or experiences:

  • Experience developing software for autonomous government systems
  • Excellent programming skills, specifically in C++
  • User interface Web Development experience is a plus
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a product development team
  • Linux and Windows experience is highly desirable; hardware experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid problem solving and troubleshooting skills

What sets you apart:

  • Clear understanding of the software engineering concepts, principles, theories, software development process, and agile methodology
  • Clear understanding of the software development process, with agile experience
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others

Our Commitment to You:

  • An exciting career path with opportunities for continuous learning and development.
  • Research oriented work, alongside award winning teams developing practical solutions for our nation's security
  • Flexible schedules with every other Friday off work, if desired (9/80 schedule)
  • Competitive benefits, including 401k matching, flex time off, paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, health & wellness programs, employee resource and social groups, and more
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Workplace Options:
This position is Hybrid/Flex.

While on-site, you will be a part of the Quincy software team, .


Target salary range: USD $81,636.00/Yr. - USD $90,565.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world's most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what's possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran