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Job ID: 2215001
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

SAIC is supporting the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) in continuation of the Improved Data Modem (IDM) sustainment and development.  The IDM is a communication device for the Army rotorcraft digital fleet. It is an Airworthy hardware and software system.  The S3I is supporting software sustainment for fielded IDM systems and an update to transition to the Aviation Mission Common Server multi-core implementation of IDM Software Application (ISA).  A Software Engineer is needed to support the ISA Team with maintenance and development of the ISA for future integration of external hardware and multiple operating environments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with various other teams to help define 10.3 architecture and requirements as defined by customer.
  • Address priorities for new and existing defects
  • Work in an Agile SW environment to achieve success
  • Support Scrum Master scheduling for the ISA Team in estimating the required work defined in each Epic resulting in an Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Review code checked in by the team to ensure it meets coding standards and airworthiness certification requirements
  • Create status and review presentations to be given to the customer on a weekly basis
  • Support complete software development lifecycle
  • Review Unit Test and Code Coverage analysis
  • Produce software documentation (SSDD, ICD, SDD, SVD) sufficient to support airworthiness certification. 
  • Analyze system, software, and hardware specifications and interface documents
  • Assist in the architecture, design and modeling of the ISA software.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams as required for design, documentation, implementation and test of incremental functional capabilities.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; 4 years' experience can be accepted in lieu of degree.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must possess an active Secret clearance or have the ability to obtain one.

Required Skills:

  • Experienced working with a team of engineers, including developers, testers, and system engineers
  • Embedded systems software development
  • Software development using C/C++
  • Full Software Development Lifecycle to include developing software component design, implementation, and unit test artifacts
  • Knowledge of Unit Test and Code Coverage practices
  • GitLabs
  • Real Time Operating System (RTOS) experience, Green Hills Integrity 178B is highly desired
  • Experience developing for distributed systems
  • Network sockets experience including TCP, UDP and Multicast protocols
  • Demonstrated experience developing software to implement ICDs
  • Less than 10% Travel should be expected
  • Ability to work under a deadline
  • Strong desire to continually learn and improve
  • Proficient in MS Office

Desired Skills:

  • Familiar with Variable Message Format (VMF)
  • Familiar with Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Mil-Std-1553
  • Familiar with AFAPD and Mil-Std 188-220 communication protocols
  • Experience integrating hardware/software with Army Rotary Wing Platforms
  • Experience developing host interfaces for the Army's Combat Net Radio's
  • Development experience using the Ada programming language
  • Highly desired, previous knowledge of IDM system or software 
  • Experience with multicore SW projects
  • Familiar with DO-178 DAL C

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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