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Principal Platform Architect

Job ID: 2303324
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 28, 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: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Platform Architect to support the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific Messaging CB ISEA in San Diego, CA


The SAIC Team provides a full range of engineering, technical support, management, and logistics services in support of the Messaging programs. Support of these systems includes technical support for installations; providing systems and software engineering, and documentation that supports associated Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR); Test Facility manning in support of software development, integration and testing of hardware and software investment functions; and testing of new baseline and/or new capability of messaging systems.  The work will be conducted onsite aboard the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC PAC), San Diego, CA, Old Town Center.


  • Works with a team to develop, integrate, and test team responsible for deploying a new system that is isolated from the internet.
  • Establish and maintain GIT repository in development environment isolated from internet. 
  • Create, install, and maintain containers with pre-built software applications in a Red Hat Linux environment. 
  • Provide system administration support for Red Hat Linux based servers. 
  • Provide configuration and administration support for VMware vSphere and NSX. 
  • Provide installation, configuration, and administration support for database, identity and access management, and messaging services incorporated into a Platform as a Service (PaaS) infrastructure. 
  • Assist with the design and implementation of at PaaS. 
  • Develop scripts to support testing of platform services exposed to applications running within containers. Assist test team with development of automated and manual test procedures. 
  • Document system configurations and administration processes. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree and nine (9) years of related experience, or Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of related experience. Will consider additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Preferred background as a software engineer with experience with Design, System Administration, Documentation, Testing and Maintenance of software systems in an Agile environment using CI/CD tools. 
  • Experience with VMWare networking and resource management tools, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and deploying containerized applications using Docker, Podman, OpenShift and/or Python and JavaScript, and setting up GIT repositories. 
  • 5+ years Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administration (RHCSA 8.2+ certified with Ansible experience)
  • 3+ years GIT Repository setup/configuration and administration (Gitlab, Github, Bitbucket, or Gitea)
  • 2+ years Kubernetes administration experience (RedHat Openshift, Red Hat OKD, Rancher RKE2, D2IQ Konvoy, etc.)


  • Current Security+, CISSP, or CASP certification 
  • Current Linux+ or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification 


  • Active DOD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain DOD Top Secret 


  • Experience designing or administering PaaS (Platform as a Service) infrastructure a plus. 
  • Current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification
  • Current Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Nutanix Experience
  • AWS Certification  

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. 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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