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Senior Principal Platform Engineer

Job ID: 2314074
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Job Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Principal  Platform-as-a-Service Engineer to serve as a subject matter expert to advise on cloud computing services for complete environments to develop and deploy applications. You will play a crucial role in providing recommendations for the selection of the most suitable cloud services, resources, and configurations. 

This position is on the Horizon contract, based in El Segundo, CA. It supports the Space Command and Control (C2) Program Management Office within the Space Systems Command's Battle Management Command, Control & Communications Program Executive Office. 

Your primary responsibilities will involve contributing to the development, deployment, modernization, and expansion efforts of the Space C2 program.  The position requires you having an in-depth experience with DoD program acquisition processes and documentation. You will interact and coordinate daily with numerous stakeholders (Program Managers, Contracting Officers, System Engineers, and external/partner organizations).

The Exciting Work You'll Be Doing:

  • Drive a continuous improvement of our software systems, infrastructure, and applications.  This will include design, documentation, and briefings to senior leaders and stakeholders to drive stability, resiliency, scalability, and flexibility into the BMC3 ground systems architecture.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for storage, processing, presentation, manipulation, display or reporting for both mission unique and commercial software.
  • Assist the government with transition from prototype software systems to scalable enterprise microservice enabled applications ready for operational units.
  • Communicate technical strategy regarding infrastructure, platform, data, and application development to contractors, external stakeholders, program managers, and senior government leadership.


Minimum Qualifications needed to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 14 years of relevant experience with:
    • Implementing large scale, highly-available, complex platform solutions
    • Supporting and/or managing technical programs throughout the software engineering life cycle.
    • Platform as a Service Engineering 
    • Cloud Computing
  • Must have an in-scope security background investigation (T5 or SSBI), adjudicated for SCI eligibility and enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation program (if applicable) 
  • Must be willing to be nominated for access to Sensitive Compartment Information and Special Access Programs and willing to consent to a Polygraph examination

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with:
    • Cloud platforms like AWS, GCP and Azure
    • Kubernetes, Online Services, and Active Directory
    • Setting up and leading Agile development
    • Implementing of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery tools
    • Confluence, JIRA and or smart sheets
    • Deployment Pipeline development
    • Application Programming Interface (API) development/management
  • Certifications in any of the following Cloud Service Providers (CSPs): MAW, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, or Adobe Cloud.

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. 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 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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