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Chief Software Engineer

Job ID: 2407933
Location: REMOTE WORK, AL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


Accelerate your career and make a difference for national security in Space by leading a team of industry professionals and experts that will architect and build a cloud-based software factory in support of Space Development Agency’s Battle Management Command, Control and Communication (BMC3) Program. The system that you and your team will create will establish the capability to securely and rapidly field mission applications developed by BMC3 ecosystem participants for space vehicle platforms in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) objectives. This position will provide you with exposure to advanced security and automation practices, as well as the opportunity to work with highly skilled engineers and architects. Additionally, you will have the chance to mentor junior developers and leverage your leadership abilities.   SAIC is seeking a Chief Software Engineer to lead team of software engineers to develop secure middle middleware layer (SIL) that will enable the rapid development and deployment of software capabilities to space vehicles.  This is key technical role on a fast paced highly innovative SDA project with the development of a cloud-based software factory for the BMC3 program. This position is primary remote.


Other Responsibilities Include:

Work in a remote team environment and lead software engineers, test engineers, systems engineers, and other subject matter experts.

Integrate the SIL with space vehicle hardware from multiple vendors to leverage CPU, GPU, and FPGA resources.

Abstract space vehicle hardware away from mission application developers enabling a single development and deployment target regardless of underlying hardware.

Develop and design the SIL's core capabilities and services that enable secure, standardized, and efficient command, control, and communications for applications in space.


Must have at least twenty (20) years of experience with a BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical degree, preferred a master’s with 18 years of related experience.

Must have a Top Secret Clearance ability to obtain SCI.

8+ years in embedded systems.

Experience and knowledge with programming distributed systems in C, C++, GoLang, and Python (Verilog nice to have).

Experience with engineering and releasing embedded systems on Linux especially with regard to enabling devices as high-performance local compute.

Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals.

Experience working with GCP, Kubernetes, K3S, Docker, and cloud native architecture.

Experience of being part of an Agile environment.

Strong skills in real time communication protocols (socket protocols, semaphores, mutexes, REST, HTTPS, WebSocket).

Strong skills in secure boot operations and Trusted Execution Environments.

Familiarity with standard hardware protocols (JTAG, UART, USB, HDMI, etc.).

Bash, Python, or other scripting languages.

Basic understanding in computer vision, sensor fusion, and machine learning.

Strong experience in IoT Gateway and Device Firmware development.

Knowledge of End-to-end security for IoT security spanning across edge layer security, application, transport, network, cloud and infrastructure security controls, data privacy and protection controls.

Knowledge and awareness on IoT gateway products, switches, sensors, and other devices.

Should have a general understanding of device types and cloud services, including data storage options, data analysis, data processing, AI.

Code versioning tools like Git/SVN & CI/CD pipelines and Project management tools like JIRA and other agile methodology.

Familiarity with different design and architectural patterns.

Test, debug and troubleshoot the code and fixing errors for required functionality.

Good analytical skills in test and debug of firmware modules.

Experience with Cloud platforms like AWS or Azure or Google Cloud Platform and their services for device connectivity.

Experience working with MCU/MPU/low power devices (FPGA), and familiarity with ARM Cortex-*

Experience with OpenCL.

Target salary range: $200,001 - $225,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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