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Software Engineer

Job ID: 2300436
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2023
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 junior to mid-level Software Engineer to support a highly dynamic/early integrations team in support of Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific in San Diego, CA.


The Software Engineer will support the design and development of reliable, modular, and secure software components for use on-board Unmanned Systems and associated payloads as well as shore-based command and control (C2) and mission planning platforms.  The software development effort will include computing and processing for real-time data collection, including collection of navigation data, mission sensor data, and vehicle health monitoring.

Job duties may include:

  • Software design and development of unmanned system functionality, including data collection, navigation control, and C2 user interface
  • Specification, design, development, and review of software modules that function as part of the C4ISR systems required for unmanned system use.
  • Design, development, and review of software modules for the C2 system.
  • Testing of software modules to validate performance against system requirements.
  • Active participation in team brainstorming and technical review meetings



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field)
  • 2 years experience
  • Experience with Python, C, C++, and Bashscripts
  • Experience developing in Linux environments (e.g. Redhat or Ubuntu)
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks such as Junit
  • Possesses effective written and oral communication skills


  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain the interim Secret Security clearance to begin working on the contract.  Must be able to obtain the full Secret Security clearance.  SAIC will assist with the process of obtaining the interim Secret clearance for the qualified candidate.


  • Experience in embedded application development, including Robotic Operating System (ROS) framework.
  • Experience as a software developer in support of unmanned systems
  • Familiar with SW/HW for the following: Ethernet, Serial, CAN, GPS, SMBus, and integrating to smart batteries, power control, motor control, sensors, and communication systems.

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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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