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Senior Software Engineer

Job ID: 2407825
Location: SILVER SPRING, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is interested in hiring a Senior Software Engineer for one of our programs supporting the FDA. SAIC supports the FDA and its scientists and medical reviewers in Scientific Computing which includes, technical and research aspects of bioinformatics, scientific software support, AI/ML, DevOps and Big Data analytics. This position will support CBER in Silver Springs, MD. 

 This role is Hybrid and requires 1 day per week in office.  

The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for maintaining, developing and enhancing the epidemiological and medical models and software in AWS. The technology stack includes Java, Python and NoSql databases.

  • This software engineer will develop new scientific software features, collaborate with scientists and engineers, evaluate and document workflows and resolve software and scientific workflow related problems, suggesting enhancements to improve workflow performance as well as writing scripts for daily administration and supporting documentation to automate repeatable tasks.  
  • The candidate will also monitor software system configurations to ensure reliable operation, ease of use, and integration with scientific workflows in the enterprise environment.  
  • The Senior Software Engineer will create/maintain scientific software procedural and technical documentation. 
  • Position requires either an active FDA Public Trust clearance or the ability to obtain prior to start.
  • Familiarity with clinical, medical or epidemiological data is a plus. 


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Master’s degree and 7+ years of work-related experience; 10+ years of experience is highly preferred.
    • 12+ years of experience can be accepted in lieu of completed Master's Degree
    • Degree fields include software engineering, information systems, computer science, engineering, science, physics, math.
  • Must be eligible for a Public Trust under FDA regulations:
    • Must have resided in the in the United States for at least 3 out of the last 5 year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with software programming in Java and Python
  • NoSQL database experience is required - MongoDB
  • Linux shell scripting experience 
  • Experience working in AWS cloud 

Desired Skills:

  • Independent worker with the ability to collaborate with and technical and nontechnical cross functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Experience working with the FDA or similar federal government entities highly desired.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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