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Software Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2216932
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 28, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 Systems Engineer to support a newly awarded contract with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Support team. Work will be performed on-site in North Charleston, SC.

This program’s support to NIWC LANT will include: Research and Development, Test and Evaluation, Prototype Fielding Kit Development, Engineering Documentation Development, Software Engineering, Integration, Training and Sustainment of the following systems Communication Emitter Sensing and Attacking System (CESAS), Tactical SIGINT Collection System (TSCS), and Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Ground Family of Systems (MEGFoS). 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Specifying, building, maintaining, and supporting the various baselines within specified Programs of Record.
  • Integrating software baselines for current systems and future state.
  • Technical oversight of the design, development, testing and deployment of the software demonstration.
  • Support systems engineering technical reviews. Collaborate with integration and test lead, lab management and information technology infrastructure teams to ensure the availability of requisite power, compute, physical security, safety mechanisms, and environmental conditioning.
  • Collaborate with software and hardware teams to understand expected unit level and system level behavior to define test cases and define & develop test capabilities that exercise and stress respective software and hardware capabilities.
  • Understanding the latest software and hardware engineering principles and practices, such as methods and challenges of integration.
  • Integrating computer programs


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and Fourteen (14) years of experience; four (4) years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of Degree. 

Required Clearance:

  • Must have a Secret Security Clearance to begin employment; must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance to maintain employment.

Required Skills:

  • Twelve (12) years of hands-on experience with supporting signals intelligence operations to include three (3) of the following five(5) areas: Systems Requirements, Operational Requirements, Data Analysis, Test & Evaluation, Training
  • Experience with integration and configuration of applications in a Linux, CentOS, RHEL environment
  • Ability to load Operating Systems
  • Experience in creating and deploying applications
  • Kubernetes or other containerization background
  • Common Firmware Environment (CFE) experience
  • Matlab and RaptorX experience
  • Python, Java, and Golang experience

Required Certifications:

  • Candidate must be working towards one of the following certifications within one and a half years after assuming duties:
    • Professional Software Engineering Master (PSEM)/Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) or with COR approval complete a vendor/platform specific certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Sun Certified Professional (SCP), RedHat Certification Program (RHCP), CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CISCO Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP). etc.)

Desired Skills: 

  • Systems and/or Software Engineering experience on a government software development contract.
  • Experience with software development, installation, and integration activities.
  • Experience in requirements management
  • Experience in CONOPS / OPSCON development
  • Experience in integration, and/or verification and validation
  • Experience in technical risk management
  • Experience in SE process development and deployment 

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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