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Principal SW Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2307076
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: May 25, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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 Software Systems Engineer 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, test, and deploy a system that is isolated from the internet.
  • Maintain, deploy, and support internal infrastructure, including client computer systems, servers, switches, routers, and firewalls.
  • Establish and maintain GIT repository in development environment isolated from internet. 
  • Provide system administration support for Red Hat Linux, Windows, and Solaris based servers and virtual machines. 
  • Provide configuration and administration support for various enterprise system hosts and clients including workstations, virtual machines, and network appliances. 
  • 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 a 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.



  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification.
  • Active or able to obtain a professional certification for Linux (e.g. CompTIA Linux+, RCSA) or Windows (e.g. MCSA) within 60 days of start
  • Experience providing desktop, server and VM support with different operating systems and technologies
  • Experience maintaining IT networks (Cisco routers, switches, maintaining network connections, etc.)
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.
  • Candidate must currently possess an active DoD Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.  


Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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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