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Space Operations Space Domain Awareness Software Development

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Job ID: 2212676
Location: VANDENBERG SFB, CA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC seeks a Software or DevOps Engineer to support the 18 Space Defense Squadron (SDS) located at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), CA.  The TS-cleared and most qualified candidate will have an exciting and important role joining a team of experts who enable space data sharing to support spaceflight safety.

In support of this Service organization, the contractor will work with various stakeholders (e.g., Space Delta 2, Combined Force Space Component Command, USSPACECOM, Space Operations Command, United States Space Force, Department of Commerce, NASA) to maximize data sharing while conforming to the most current policies.  This role will aid in the development of the United States Space Command Space Situational Awareness Sharing Program and synergize data sharing programs and platforms across the U.S. government, specifically to support the implementation of Space Policy Directive-3.  The individual will take actions to advance military-to-military interoperability through various systems (e.g., BICES, CENTRIX-J, etc.), basic scripting, data analysis and development of interagency agreements.  These activities will occur across different classification levels.


  • Develop and debug applications in Python, Perl, c#, and similar languages
  • Perform basic Linux System Administration tasks (SUSE or Red Hat)
  • Perform data analyses
  • Develop graphical user interfaces (GUI) in PyQT, Tkinter
  • Read and understand current data sharing policies and implement in program development
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with various users and stakeholders to construct appropriate system environment to meet desired needs and intent




  • Familiarity with interpreted languages such as Python, PHP, and Perl
  • Understanding of Linux operating systems, networking, network protocols such as DNS, SSH, HTTP(S), TLS
  • Ability to work proactively, both independently and as a member of a highly effective, tehnical, and fast-moving team while developing
  • innovative approaches to solutions
  • Must have Top Secret Clearance 
  • Demonstrated proficiency translating doctrinal and mission partner requirements into useable system tools or products

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience or Master's degree and three years of experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of commercial or military space operations and systems

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.


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