Software Developer

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Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required


The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Software Developer 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.
  • Utilize Microsoft Visual Studio and version control (Git).
  • 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:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in software development in engineering and/or control system using C++, C#, Java, ADA, or other object oriented code base.
  • Must have experience with developing, compiling and debugging source code in the languages previously specified.
  • Must have Linux scripting experience.
  • Must be eligible for a 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 network protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP.
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting networked, IP-based systems both onsite and via distance support.
  • Experience with databases (MS Access, SQL)
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Current DoD Secret Security Clearance

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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