General Dynamics Information Technology Software Technical Lead in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Software Technical Lead with a strong technical background preferably in our West Des Moines, IA office, but we will consider other locations. This individual would lead the design and development of strategic software solutions that assist in meeting our customers’ needs.

What the Candidate Will Do:

A successful candidate will be a hands-on contributor with an established background in architecting and leading the development of highly available software systems. A good candidate will have strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic environment.

In addition, the candidate will:

  • Design and develop state-of-the-art approaches to solving complex and ambiguous problems in the healthcare space.

  • Cultivate engineering and operational excellence.

  • Provide thoughtful leadership and establish technical vision.

  • Mentor and grow others to take on increasingly higher responsibilities.

  • Ensure project’s software development compliance with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).


  • We want a leader that has a passion for software development and who thrives in a team environment. Ideally, a candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.


Other criteria we are looking for:

  • 10 - 15 years of programming/system architecture and technical project leadership experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training/ certification.

  • Candidate must have a deep understanding of overall systems development life cycle including various methodologies (agile, waterfall, iterative).

  • Candidate must be experienced in developing the long-term strategy for technology platforms and that translate into an achievable roadmap.

  • Proven track record of leading high performing engineering teams and delivering projects on time.

  • Strong developer credentials, with expertise in application architecture and deliver.

  • A demonstrated ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed to meet project’s needs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders.

  • Willingness to roll up their sleeves and do what is necessary to drive projects to completion.

A strong candidate will also have:

  • Ability to take raw product requirements and create software architectures and designs to bring them to life.

  • Ability to work up, down, and across the organization with groups such as: Engineering, Program Management, Quality Assurance, and Senior Leadership.

  • Experience working on projects with stakeholders located in multiple locations.

Other skills preferred:

  • Experience developing using Java programming language.

  • Experience working with REST web services.

  • Experience with build/SCM tools: Maven, Gradle, NPM.

  • Experience writing build scripts using Python, Unix Shell (bash,ksh) or perl.

  • Experience with automation/configuration management using Chef/Puppet/Ansible.

  • Experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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 protected class.

Requisition ID2018-41940

of Openings1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time