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Software Systems Lab Engineer

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Job ID: 195783
Location: FAIRFAX, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2019
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description




SAIC is seeking an experienced, Software Systems Engineer to be part of a world-class Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) team.  The candidate must have direct hands-on experience designing, developing and testing complex software systems and must have deep and direct knowledge of software engineering and the software development lifecycle.  The Software Systems Engineer will play a key and critical advisory role supporting customer senior leadership by evaluating and assessing technical solutions, development activities, and management processes based on in-depth knowledge and experience as well as industry best practices.  The Software Systems Engineer will work closely with industry partners as a representative of the customer team to ensure that proposed solutions and development activities align with customer equities and strategic direction.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform in a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) capacity

  • Manage, communicate, and contribute to engineering trade-off analysis and feasibility studies

  • Provide unbiased, independent assessments and recommendations for improvement of proposed development solutions and management processes for the customer.  Provide technical recommendations on courses of action, areas to watch and other topics as needed.

  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating and assessing proposed technical solutions.  Provide technical solutions for consideration.

  • Analyze stated requirements to assess suitability, completeness and alignment to customer strategic goals and objectives

  • Serve as the customer’s technical interface and advisor to developer contractors providing technical leadership and guidance during all phases of design, development, deployment and operations & maintenance (O&M) of cloud-based and on-prem systems

  • Ensure that proposed solutions and O&M practices align with customer IA policy and guidance

  • Identify programmatic, engineering and management issues and propose recommendations for their resolution



Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field, M.S. degree preferred along with industry certifications

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, 12+ years of experience preferred

  • Experience with and knowledge of ICD 503, CNSSI 1253 and the application of IA policy and guidance towards the development of systems

  • Experience with establishing Identification, Authentication and Authorization (IdAM) capabilities in systems

  • Direct, hands-on experience designing, developing, and implementing complex distributed systems with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Knowledge and experience using and applying AWS services such as:  EC2, VPC (establishing VPCs, subnets, routing tables, security groups, etc.), ELBs, IGWs, experience establishing/configuring VPNs, S3, RDSs, use of CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail, IAM.

  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining web-based applications.  Experience providing enhancement, maintenance and support of we=based applications.

  • Experience designing and maintaining hybrid physical/virtual environments across multiple security domains

  • Familiarity with cross domain solutions

  • Experience with desktop and server virtualization technologies

  • Experience with big data systems that ingest, process and store data at scale

  • Familiarity and understanding of TC/IP networking as well as familiarity with network security to include:  creating VPNs, IPSec tunnels, use of TSL/SSL

  • Understanding and familiarity of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) deployment practices

  • Understanding and familiarity of containerization and container orchestration technologies and tools

  • Must have active TS//SCI security clearance with polygraph

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)

  • Familiarity with customer IdAM services, their use and application

  • Experience creating IT project schedules and IT resource management plans

  • Experience creating and briefing technical briefings to senior customer leadership

  • Ability to work with a wide array of technical, managerial, and subject matter experts across many industry domains

  • Professional Certifications such as:

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or Professional

    • AWS SysOps Administrator

    • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

  • Comfortable working a fast-paced, results oriented envioronment using scaled agile development methodology

  • Highly effective collaborator that thrives working with teams to solve complicated challenges

  • Self-driven, able to take ownership of tasks and champion efforts to drive solutions

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing in a fast-paced environment, effectively and efficiently

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills

  • Outstanding client service skills and ability to present ideas in a user-friendly manner

  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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