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Software Engineer

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

We have an exciting opportunity in our Information Technology department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are currently looking for a Software Engineer. This position is accountable for understanding technology and the solution specifications to design and develop solutions that are efficient, usable, and cost effective.  Must understand the basic functions of all end users so that the solutions proposed are appropriate.  Must contribute to the continuous process improvement of internally developed software.


General Dynamics NASSCO is a proud member of the General Dynamics Marine Systems business unit. In addition to ship construction, our capabilities include advanced ship repair, conversion, and maintenance for both commercial and national defense assets.


We encourage you to learn more about our open positions and how you can become part of the important and exciting work we do here at NASSCO Norfolk. Please review the job description below and if our positions align with your current skill set and future career goals, don't hesitate to apply. Come join our team! 


Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


The Software Engineer (SE) is responsible for understanding technology and the solution specifications to design and develop solutions that are efficient, usable, and cost effective. The SE is responsible for documenting the application and to promote standardization to ensure easily maintainable solutions. Within broad objectives, this position performs in a professional position requiring high level specialized knowledge and experience, demonstrates ability to analyze complex problems, research and synthesize data, and propose unique solutions or alternatives, and is a recognized leader in one or more disciplines. Inaccurate information, analyses, and decisions may significantly impact client/Company relationships, damage Company's reputation, and jeopardize organization's competitive position.



  • BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Science or a related academic field plus 1 yr. directly related experience or AA/AS plus 2 yrs. directly related experience or 5 yrs. directly related experience
  • 5 years’ experience with .NET Frameworks, including .NET 4.0 or other relevant development technology.
  • Must have strong programming experience with C# or other relevant development language.
  • Experience with front end technologies – JavaScript,  JSON, HTML, CSS
  • Experience working with database engine, preferably Microsoft SQL Server
  • Critical thinking and problem solving



  • Designs new software systems and improve/enhance existing applications
  • Communicate options and decision points to IT and the customer where alternative solutions exist
  • Interface with infrastructure and security engineers and vendors to ensure compatible hardware and software is procured and configured appropriately.
  • Ensure that business requirements and software specifications are consistently being met
  • Recommend appropriate security measures in software systems
  • Encourage technical excellence and continual improvement
  • Ensure proper documentation of solutions
  • Ensure proper adherence to change control and other procedures



Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, or controls, and to talk/hear. Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations, including vessels.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Reports to Software Manager.  Works with all members of the production, administrative, support and executive staff requiring strong communication skills.  Must be able to clearly elicit and communicate system requirements with end users.



  • Must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of this job. Possibilty of a hybrid schedule.
  • Work may require assignment to offsite locations
  • Usage of Laptop Computer- Power User, Docking Station, Dual Monitor, VPN


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity 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 basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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