Application Prototype Engineer 3/BP

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Development
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

REQ#: RQ122733

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

The Level 3 Application Prototype Engineer shall possess the following capabilities:

Analyzes user requirements to derive the prototype design and performance requirements

Designs and codes new software or modifies existing software to add new features

Debugs existing prototype and corrects defects

Integrates existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments

Develops simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories

Make recommendations for improving documentation and development process standards

Hands-on knowledge of programming language such as Python, C, Java, Go

Ability to work on software development team through lean startup methods

Exposure to software development practices such as GitHub, Agile, Jenkins tools

Develops or implements algorithms to meet or exceed prototype system performance and functional standards

Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries

Assists with developing and executing test procedures for prototype components

Writes or reviews software and system documentation

Develop research solutions by analyzing system performance standards, conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas

Serve as research team lead at the level appropriate to the application prototype development process being used on any particular project. Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance. Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design

Oversees one or more application prototype development teams and ensures the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the prototype development process being used on any particular project and deliver solutions.

Coordinate system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met

Implement recommendations for improving documentation and development process Standards

Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints; perform quality control on team products.

Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.

Recommend new technologies and research processes for complex application prototype projects

May act as an agile process SCRUM Master

Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance

Serve as the technical lead of multiple application prototype development teams

 Select the prototype development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering

Ensure quality control of all developed and modified prototype software.


Level 3 Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related discipline and ten (10) or more years of experience in application prototype development.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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