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Job ID: 1928006
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description



SAIC’s Solutions & Technology Group’s (STG) Enterprise IT (EIT) Practice endeavors to hire two TS/SCI-cleared Cloud technology thought leaders in El Segundo, CA. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to leverage their extensive expertise in Multi-level Secure Cloud and DevSecOps to lead efforts to define, design and implement futuristic, resilient Air Force space capabilities. Solutions will integrate emerging technologies to ensure the National Security Space Enterprise can survive and deliver space-based capabilities by combatting adversarial threats to our nation’s mission critical space systems. Selected candidates will play a critical role in the future success of our Nation’s space capabilities and will also have the opportunity to support exciting SAIC enterprise-wide technology initiatives!



  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps, including CI/CD pipeline. 

  • Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Develops automation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Maintains technical expertise relevant industry standards and best practices in cloud computing and virtualization

  • Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services. 

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • For SAIC, contribute to solutions development and solutions architecture activities, e.g., bid and proposal (B&P) responses, internal research and development (IR&D) efforts.


Other Characteristics:

  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides highly innovative and creative solutions.

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. 

  • Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.  Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

  • Works under consultative direction toward pre-determined long-range goals and objectives. 

  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.  Contributes to development of new principles and concepts.

  • Participates with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. 



Required Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • BA/BS engineering or related IT, Systems Engineering, or STEM degree (or an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree)

  • 14+ years of experience in Systems or Software Engineering or closely related field

  • 5+ years of “hands on” experience in Cloud Platforms, architecture, engineering, and implementation in a DevSecOps environment. Must have one or both of the following:

    • Significant depth of experience in Multilevel Security (MLS) Cloud environments, specifically Cloud 1, and/or

    • Significant depth of experience in Cloud Platform and Containerization (PaaS), specifically, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and Kubernetes.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical


Other Requirements:

  • US Citizenship is required

  • TS/SCI clearance is required to start and as a condition of continued employment.

  • Travel up to 25%


Desired Experience and Certifications:

  • High level cloud certifications are strongly preferred (e.g., AWS Solutions Architect Professional)

  • Cloud Security certification(s) are strongly preferred (e.g., CCSP)

  • Kubernetes certification(s) are strongly preferred (e.g., CKA, CKAD)

  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) certification(s) are strongly preferred (e.g., Pivotal Platform Operator)

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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