Software Engineer - Team Lead

Posted Date 6 days ago(10/21/2020 9:05 AM)
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General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is looking for a highly motivated and skilled Senior Software Engineer or Senior System Engineer in Ottawa to lead the Software Applications Packaging team for the Land C4ISR Transition Software Support Contract (LTSSC).


In this role you will lead an agile development team responsible for the development and management of Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) artifacts used to manage and deploy system baseline Operating System (OS) and application software. You will be the Product Owner for the Packaging team, working with both the Headquarters and Mobile domain engineering teams to manage the creation of formal baseline configuration items.

Your role in more detail:

  • Lead an Agile Scrum Team by working with the team scrum master, customer representatives and program stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate team member workloads and estimates, team plans and schedules.
  • Populate, prioritize and groom the team backlog.
  • Provide technical leadership for development of work product in support of timely delivery.
  • Lead efforts to automate the task sequences and reduce turnaround times for development of work products.
  • Work with systems and software teams to coordinate timely delivery of artifacts to program test and integration teams.
  • Support and present at meetings with internal (GDMS-C) stakeholders as well as with the external stakeholder community.
  • Support the development and execution of task sequences, development process, and associated documentation.
  • Assume responsibility, ownership, and accountability for deliverables and work products.
  • Assume accountability for the quality of deliverables and work products.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for meeting program commitments and achieving program milestones.

Team Impact
You will provide technical and team leadership, coordinate activities and represent the team and company at customer events and meetings. You will also have the opportunity to influence and drive the mandate to develop innovative solutions that will improve and upgrade the packaging of system baselines.


  • 8+ years of experience in systems engineering or software development.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science,Engineering or applicable technical or scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, planning, and coordinating team plans and schedules.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center applications and specifically with SCCM.
  • Demonstrated capability of meeting commitments and delivering high quality work products.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center family of components.
  • Experience with PowerShell
  • Comfortable conducting presentations 

Experience with or familiarity with any of the following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience in a Release Management role.
  • Experience with Configuration Management processes and tools.
  • Software development processes and tools.
  • Familiar with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
    Knowledge of Army operations and Military practices/procedures
  • Familiarity with System Development V-model (concept of operations, use cases, requirements, system design, software development, unit, integration, and qualification test).
  • Experience with configuration and deployment of Microsoft Server OS, Windows Client OS and VMware with a working understanding of networking and cloud computing.
  • Experience with work management tools such as Jira, Rational Team Concert, or similar.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Artifactory, Git, PDMLink, etc.
  • Experience with automation of the development process using System Center and Orchestrator

Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment. Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Our Company Benefits
Our contribution to our employees represents much more than just a pay check. We invest in our employees’ health and wellness, paid time off, retirement, income protection, work/life balance, talent development and more. As a General Dynamics employee, you can enjoy many of our benefits including:

  • Health and optional dental plan
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and flexible work environment
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Hockey and soccer leagues
  • Tickets and giveaways offered through our Recreation Association

About General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is one of the country’s most innovative defence and security technology companies, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip military and first responders with leading-edge hardware, software and systems.

Our employees innovate on a daily basis. Part of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a global company with more than 13,000 employees across 100 facilities worldwide, our success stems from strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service.

In Canada, we employ more than 1,300 people across three locations. Our business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Cyber Solutions.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! (Workplace accommodations are available).


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