Java Software Engineer/Computer Scientist

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required


The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Java Software Engineer /Computer Scientist to join our Philadelphia Engineering Office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo CenterLincoln Financial FieldCitizens Bank Park, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Support the development, maintenance and delivery of Machinery Control System (MCS) software for naval ships.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the software life cycle including but not limited to, requirements definition, software development, documentation, testing, deployment, support and maintenance.
  • Design, develop, test, install and maintain Machinery Control Systems software and supporting software products.
  • Read / write / debug Java software applications.
  • Participate in coding peer reviews when required.
  • Identify and resolve software issues through debugging, research and investigation.
  • Provide remote and onsite support of software problems.
  • Write, review and maintain technical documentation such as user manuals, product specifications and training materials.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.


Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years professional experience in software development in engineering and/or control system using JAVA.
  • Working knowledge/use of formal software management tools.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience designing, developing, testing and installing software and supporting software products.
  • Experience writing, reviewing and maintaining technical documentation such as but not limited to new or existing software requirements, user manuals, product specifications and training materials.
  • Knowledge of Java, JUnit, Gradle, Git, and Fedora/Redhat/CentOS.
  • Ability to understand object-oriented programming methodologies, follow software design, develop processes and lead software reviews.
  • Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Physical Requirements:

  •  Ability to walk up and down stairs numerous times.
  • Ability to lift a minumum of 50lbs. 


EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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