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Software Development Engineer

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Job ID: 2303567
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 5, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Development Engineer to provide expertise supporting CI/CD pipelines deployed in multiple Commercial Cloud Services environments. This is a critical position on the Landmark AOS SETA contract responsible for the complete end-to-end lifecycle of the customer’s Ground Enterprise.  This position is located in Chantilly, VA and all candidates must have an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph for consideration.

 Responsibilities Include:  

  • Support the developers in the deployment and maintenance of critical applications on cloud-native micro services architecture
  • Provide expertise and oversight to the developers in the implementation of automation, effective monitoring, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Assist in the developer’s deployment and maintenance of a CI/CD pipeline across multiple environments in multiple security enclaves
  • Support and work alongside cross-functional engineering teams on the latest technologies and customer requirements
  • Drive best practices to increase quality and velocity of deployments
  • Sustain and improve the process of knowledge sharing throughout the internal and external engineering teams
  • Provide recommendations for DevOps/Agile principles to define capability roadmaps, EPICs, Features and verifying and summarizing EPICs against a Plan
  • Provide support to the Program Office in execution of mission critical systems
  • Providing agile expertise and oversight of software development activities; ensuring agile development and implementation map to government needs
  • Representing government at vendor led release and sprint planning events; ensuring government and stakeholder needs are prioritized 
  • Provide recommendations against solutions to assist in prioritizing developer backlogs in alignment with capability deliveries to Operations
  • Providing analyses of program data to ensure that accurate status of cost, schedule, and performance of development contracts in support of monitoring and controlling the program
  • Providing analysis and recommendations to the Government on implementing Agile methodologies in support of program execution to facilitate capability delivery within cost and schedule 
  • Providing recommendations to the Government concerning program execution
  • Representing the Program Office in the customer’s program execution discussions related to current and future contracts 
  • Proactively engage with Agile Development teams to assess execution performance, and based on those assessments, advise Government on implementation strategies 


Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly
  • BA/BS Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems, Information Technology or similar field; 9 years or more experience; masters and 7 years or more experience (relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • 1 or more AWS certifications in Operations or Development, minimum Associate level (or other cloud service provider, i.e. Azure, OCI, GCP)
  • 1 or more certifications in: CISSP, ITIL, Sec+, other security certifications, Linux, Agile
  • 10+ years of experience supporting Operational Systems or Development Platforms
  • 3-5 years of experience managing teams and facilitating cross team collaboration
  • Extensive DevSecOps experience
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Experience using Enterprise CI/CD Tools (GitLab, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience driving the adoption of shift-level approach, policy-as-code, security-as-code, infrastructure-as-code, and zero trust compliance
  • Knowledge of RMF, PCI-DSS, HIPPA, SOX, GDPR, or CCPA Standards and Policies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining and deploying highly available, fault-tolerant systems at scale
  • Experience supporting developer environments, tools, and methods including analyzing and advocating for developer needs
  • Involvement working with Developer, DevOps, and Engineering teams in a dynamic environment to promote and implement the DevOps program throughout the organization
  • Comprehension in the security areas of Key Management Systems, Certificate Management, Encryption, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning, Security and Monitoring tools, etc.
  • Expertise in configuring, implementing and leveraging computer security and networking diagnostic/monitoring tools
  • Experience coordinating and performing vulnerability assessments through the use of automated and manual tools
  • Ability to renew and analyze vulnerability data with security teams to identify risks and prepare vulnerability reports for automation definition and establishing policy
  • Proficiency in various programming and scripting languages (preferable Python, JavaScript, Go)
  • Familiarity with RHEL/CENTOS systems administration
  • Familiarity with virtualization platforms or container technologies
  • Experience with the following areas:
    • Git-based development workflows and tools
    • integrating automated testing in CI/CD pipelines
    • implementing and/or integrating automation with disparate platforms and technologies

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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