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Software Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2209934
Location: DENVER, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description



SAIC seeks a principle level Software Systems Engineer to provide technical advisory support to the US Space Force Space Systems Command (SSC).  This position can be located in Denver Co. or Sunnyvale Ca, Remote work is available  for both locations.   SSC acquires Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Weather systems to support Military and Intelligence users. Spacecraft systems engineering and systems development/test/integration experience is required. Knowledge of a major US government satellite program is desired.

The successful candidate will monitor the prime contractor and its subcontractors on the execution of their contract. The candidate will monitor the execution of the systems engineering processes the USAF Space Force OPIR development, production, sustainment, and future programs to ensure compliance with the technical requirements on contract and all the mission assurance practices.

The candidate will evaluate new contract solicitations and monitor program technical execution against the Systems Engineering Plan, Integrated Master Plan, Integrated Master Schedule, and evaluate CDRLs for compliance with applicable SC, Air Force Space Command, Headquarters Space Force and DoD policies, guidance, and strategy, technical approach and requirements, acquisition policy and guidance, milestones, forecasts, and risk assessment.



: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


- Spacecraft Systems Engineering

- Software development experience

- Familiarity with GITLAB; confluence; slack; JIRA; and/or Agile processes and metrics

- Ability to work on a virtual team

- Ability to work well with a different levels of management from interns, senior scientists, directors, Gov’t personnel and contractors

- Ability to self-direct with conflicting priorities

- Ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms

 -Must have a Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain a TS/SCI. 



Desired Experience

- Familiar with Air Force/mil standard specs and libraries

- C++ and python programing

- Spacecraft conops

- Cyber

Target salary range: $155,001 - $165,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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