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Posted by: The GBS Group on Oct 19, 2021


Philadelphia , PA

Job Description:



The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Software Programmer/Engineer 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 Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens 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. Analyze, test, and propose solutions to problems in operational software 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. Ability to go up and down shipboard stairways (ladders) Handle light materials, boxes, or equipment.


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. 2 years of professional experience in software development in engineering and/or control systems using C++, 2 years .NET, C# 1 year experience in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Strong experience with Linux/Unix-based systems, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Strong experience with C++ and/or Java An understanding of networking basics (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, the difference between unicast, broadcast, and multicast) Strong technical writing skills for writing good documentation; must be able to communicate technical ideas Must be able to re-engineer existing software code Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance.

Physical Requirements
Ability to go up and down shipboard stairways (ladders) Handle light materials, boxes, or equipment.

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%. Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings Understanding of the following is preferred: JAVA and Python Engineering processes such as waterfall, agile, etc. Control algorithms Object oriented practices Some experience with SQL-based database software. Integration of mechanical and/or electrical systems with software programming. Ability to read and compare Software Requirements with code. Shell scripting (primarily Bash; some experience with ksh and csh a plus).

Other experience a plus:
Familiarity with Agile software development practices Familiarity with MATLAB Knowledge of CORBA (Java IDL), LDAP, and/or RTI DDS technologies Cisco IOS networking software and switch configuration Virtualization experience (ESXi and other VMWare products) Experience with "hard" and "soft" real-time systems Familiarity with Cygwin
EEO Statement
The GBS Group is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be based on legitimate, nondiscriminatory business reasons, including merit, qualification, experience, and abilities. Our employment policies will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, military/veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, promotion, termination, and access to benefits and training. Any employee who feels that he or she is or has been the victim of illegal discrimination or violation of this policy should immediately notify the Chief Administrative Officer or Human Resources. Employees may file a legitimate or good faith discrimination complaint without being subject to reprisal

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About The GBS Group

The GBS Group provides technical services and products to commercial, government, and industrial clients across the Energy, Federal, and Transportation sectors. We offer a wide range of services, with specialized expertise in reliability and maintenance engineering, enabling technology designs and applications, software development, controls and automation systems, and life cycle maintenance and management. The professionals at The GBS Group design and deliver technical services and solutions to locomotives and passenger rail consists, naval and maritime ships and special purpose platforms and assets. Solving your toughest challenges is what drives us at The GBS Group. From planning and design to installation, troubleshooting, and operations and maintenance, we customize our services to meet your business and project goals. We provide technical consulting and engineering services to customers in several key industries across a broad spectrum of services. Founded in 2005, GBS has offices strategically located to best serve our customers, including Virginia Beach, Virginia (corporate headquarters), Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Montreal, Quebec. As an employee-owned and small business registered our corporate mission revolves around our customers and the following keys to our success: • Dedicated to solving the customers' hardest problems and toughest challenges • Provide cost-effective solutions for life cycle and asset management • Hire the most sought-after people who bring value and reward their successes • Provide maximum value by outperforming on all projects and delivering within budget We work collaboratively, sharing ideas and resources to be sure that we outperform on our tasks. We deliver what we promise. We treat our clients very well and they continue to hire us year after year for new and expanded projects. At The GBS Group, our goal is to recruit, hire, and develop talented engineers, technicians, analysts, programmers, and administrative experts. Our employees support projects across multiple industries in the US, Canada, and overseas. We serve customers in an atmosphere of trust, high integrity, and dedication. We are seeking people who have the attitude necessary to create innovative solutions within a team that thinks outside the box and sees every challenge as a new opportunity for learning. We provide excellent benefits for full-time employees, flexible work schedules, and a friendly, collegial work environment. Full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays and a participate in a competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual policy. We have full and part-time opportunities available for engineers, technicians, software engineers, programmers, naval architects, finance, contracting, interns, and other administrative positions. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thegbsgroup.us, referencing the job position if posted at www.thegbsgroup.us/careers or “general inquiry” if not. The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran or marital status.

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