New job at General Dynamics Canada (via |

Software Developer (Contract)

August 6 2019
Industries IT: Equipment, Network , IT: Software
Categories Information Technology, Programming - Development, Information technology
Calgary, AB

We are currently looking for a Software Developer for a 12 month contract opportunity with our Calgary team. General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is delivering a comprehensive system that brings together a powerful, modular design with uncompromised engineering on ground combat vehicles for the Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom. Our commitment to tailorable, Agile engineered solutions assure that our products deliver exceptional performance.

Our Calgary team is developing a key software product as part of this offering which provides the operating system and middleware to enable tactical voice and data communications, sensor and device integration, and common application services.


  • Participate in Scrum events, including Sprint Planning,
  • Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Refine Sprint backlog into smaller tasks
  • Work cooperatively with the development team to take on new tasks
  • Perform architecture, design, implementation, and unit
  • testing activities in order to complete Sprint tasks
  • Verify completed tasks meet the Definition of Done and the Acceptance Criteria
  • Collaborate and share knowledge and skills with other development team members and provide mentorship
  • Participate in the refinement of the product backlog


  • Experience with C++ or other higher level programming languages
  • Experience with developing software in a Linux operating system (kernel 3.X)
  • Experience with developing software in a Windows operating system (Windows 7, 8, 10)
  • Experience with UML and modelling techniques
  • Experience with unit testing and test driven development
  • Disciplined approach to software engineering with knowledge of agile development methods
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills

Skills & Experience – Nice to have

  • Experience with Service-oriented architecture including
  • Web Services, WebSockets, and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with cross-platform development
  • Experience with pub/sub and request/response messaging patterns
  • Experience with XML
  • Experience with network device management technologies such as SNMP and NETCONF
  • Experience with multimedia technologies such as SIP, RTP, and RTCP
  • Experience with 3GPP IMS standard
  • Experience with transport layer technologies such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Experience with networking technologies such as IPv4, IPv6, VLANs, 802.3, Routing Protocols (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP4), 802.1x, DSCP, and DHCP
  • Experience with directory services technologies (e.g., LDAP, X.500)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, System Engineering or equivalent discipline is required

Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.

Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

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