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Software Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2217499
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC in support of our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Software Systems Engineer with hardware (HW) & software (SW) development, maintenance, and process experience, for space and ground systems. We are looking for innovative and motivated individuals to support the strategic planning and tactical execution of secure SW/HW, cybersecurity integration, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) activities. Candidate will provide system security engineering (SSE) and integration expertise in support of the Space Systems Command (SSC) MW & EM mission area.  Candidate will support cyber/SWA requirements development, system verification, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) development for all MW & EM systems.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Perform Software Assurance (SWA) functions including application scanning and integration into secured processing infrastructure environment per Cybersecurity process & guidelines
  • Support Cybersecurity/SWA certification & accreditation processing and documentation preparation
  • Support software & hardware requirement allocation & analysis for space & ground systems
  • Develop software development & integration schedules, supporting enterprise planning
  • Support the cybersecurity/SWA architecture design to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attack
  • Support Systems Security Engineering (SSE), integration services, technical assessments, and solutions to enable cybersecurity and DCO
  • Develop and briefing data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Science or Engineering and 5+ years of software development and SWA
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • SAIC has a requirement to be compliant to DoD 8570.01M, the successful candidate will require a Comp TIA Security + certification within six (6) months of start date
  • Experience in defining, developing, implementing Cyber or Software Assurance solutions for Space Force, or Department of Defense systems and networks
  • Experience working across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system requirements that ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are met
Desired Qualifications:
  • SBIRS, OPIR and SBEM Mission experience is highly desirable
  • Experience working in an Agile team/framework
  • Familiarity with cloud-based systems, operating systems, databases, networking, firewalls, Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) and host-based IDS and IPS

Target salary range: $135,001 - $145,000. 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 approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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