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Senior Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2302741
Location: DENVER, CO, United States
Date Posted: May 18, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


The Senior Software Engineer will: 

  • Monitor communications channels and provide timely troubleshooting and correction of unexpected outages, bug reports, service failures, and other issues that inhibit application performance.
  • Support implementation of Keycloak authentication/authorization protocols as SDM Tools are migrated from Crowd during the next year.
  • Develop and maintain Cloud-native applications.
  • Expand the application to support creation, publication, and management of unique persistent identifiers for physical samples (IGSNs) within the existing data model and application framework, including integration with external (non-USGS) and handle services.
  • Update the Pydantic data model.
  • Develop new FastAPI and GraphQL endpoints.
  • Develop role-based access management (roles acting on behalf of a user or a system).
  • Update database schemas (Postgres) as necessary.
  • Implement, validate, and index an enhanced data model.
  • Develop templates for quick start Jupyter notebooks.
  • Develop templates for quick start computation environments with HPC/Cloud.
  • Expand the application to support the capture, indexing, and display of limited and internal-only views of data descriptions for sensitive and other non-public data assets, including authentication, direct metadata entry, upload of records, access/view controls, and internal reporting capabilities.
  • Support the availability of catalog content to the public and to other federal and public catalogs through services and JSON endpoints.
  • Optimize and oversee the performance of daily harvest and index processes for workflow completion, accurate reporting, and successful indexing.
  • Design link checking protocols to validate working links in records and reporting link failures to data owners in the Provider Dashboard.
  • Support development of spatial and named-place views of USGS metadata in the catalog.
  • Support development of temporal views of USGS metadata in the catalog.
  • Commit and deploy code to GitLab environments, using a CI/CD approach.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems and 5 years' experience; equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • 5 years of experience with AWS, Lambda, Batch, Postgres, Python, Chalice, SQLAlchemy, Alembic, Pydantic, Flask, FastAPI, ElasticSearch, VueJS, Crowd, Keycloak, Jira, GitLab, Slack, MS Teams
  • Certification in AWS Development/Solutions Architect preferred.

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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.

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