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Principal Database Engineer

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Job ID: 207187
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Database Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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




JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration, and training capabilities and solutions for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance.  Join our team today as we Redefine Ingenuity!


We are currently seeking a talented Principal Database Engineer to leverage innovative and emerging database and data management technologies to support the design, prototype, development, and integration of a new generation of analytical tools for a Mission customer. You will utilize your talents to architect, design, engineer, and implement databases and structures to enable the ingestion, storage, and retrieval of very large and complex data sets created from dynamic data streams. Your talents, perspectives, and efforts will contribute directly to the production of valuable intelligence to facilitate positive mission outcomes. 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Support the architecture, design, and implementation of relational and object-oriented databases that enable the design, prototype, and development of unique analytical tools to enable the manipulation of extremely large data sets and real-time systems

  • Design, develop, integrate, and maintain data structures, database parsing and ingestion algorithms, queries, and data retrieval methodologies

  • Conduct analysis of alternatives (AoA) to support the recommendation of approaches, tools, and technologies to support dynamic variations in data volumes, data distribution, number of users, response times, retention rules, and security controls

  • Collaborate with various engineering teams to support requirements definition, integration & test, and deployment of newly developed capabilities




  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar discipline.  Experience in lieu of a degree in acceptable.
  • 10+ years of database architecture, design, and engineering experience


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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