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IT Lead Engineer

Job ID: 2306806
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has a need for an IT Lead Engineer (scope includes networks and systems) in North Charleston, SC. This role is Hybrid remote and you will be required to be on-site 50% of the time.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the design, analysis, planning, modification, and maintenance of networks, networking components, and IT systems in support of a contract supporting the design, development, and delivery of Controlled Unclassified Information – Special (CUI-SP) related program solutions. The candidate with serve as the site lead for all program network infrastructure and IT systems.  


  • Conducts network architecture design, feasibility, and cost studies as well as internal studies of network performance and traffic analysis for both wired and wireless solutions.

Duties may include:

  • Providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture; providing information for hardware and software selection; and tools for the most efficient solution to meet program requirements, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Conducts security testing of network.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Implements DoD Cybersecurity controls, to include those associated with CUI-SP across all components.
  • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.  


  • Responsible for systems administration services following DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides, CUI-SP requirements, and industry best practices to install, maintain, upgrade, and harden infrastructure.
  • Responsible for the installation and configuration of new software and hardware, including the server network, devices, and firewalls on program specific networks.
  • Responsible for monitoring system performance, IT system operations and storage utilization.
  • Advises program stakeholders on necessary hardware/software upgrades to keep pace with operational demands / requirements.
  • Manages user accounts and assets and assigns and updates security permissions on the network according to program security policies.
  • Provides support with escalated help desk requests. 



  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience.


  • Extensive expertise in wired and wireless networking, including Firewalls, VPNs, routers, and switches.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Active Directory and Server/Client architectures and administration. 
  • Extensive experience implementing DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides for networking and system components.


  • Prior support of CUI-SP related systems considered a plus.  


  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. 

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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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