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Software Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2301089
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Apr 17, 2023
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 with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Systems Engineer with a background in Developmental Operations (DevOps) and/or Agile development methods to provide technical support to a program within the Program Executive Office's Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power portfolio in El Segundo, CA and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Job Duties:
  • Assess project objectives and propose requirements allocation across the system(s), inform design trades, author and manage systems engineering documentation (eg, technical writing), implement configuration management procedures, and review and assess contractor design solutions to determine if they meet requirements and recommend alternative solutions as necessary
  • Identify software development risks and notify the program management team, develop assessments of contractor software development, partner with the development contractor to guide software and integration and testing
  • Monitor software algorithm development and provide independent assessments, recommend procedural and system improvements and efficiencies
  • Develop software technical requirements, develop software test plans and procedure, oversee software testing, verification, and validation activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9+ years of related experience (or Master’s with 3+ years)
  • Requires an active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance (willing to consent to a counter-intelligence polygraph examination)
  • Background in Agile Software Development with experience in the following areas:
    • Program Management (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, etc)
    • Development (e.g., DevOps, Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment, etc)
    • Architecture (e.g., Docker Containers, Kubernetes, etc)
    • Infrastructure (e.g., Cloud - Platform One)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g., INCOSE CSEP, SAFe, etc)
  • Experience in the National Security Space and, or the Space Control mission area
  • Experience working in development environment and, or U.S. Government weapons system program office

Target salary range: $145,001 - $155,000. 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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