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Principal Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2010087
Location: COOKEVILLE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Jul 6, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description



SAIC is seeking rock star, full stack software engineers to join us on our mission to embrace this digital reality and artfully craft software that makes a profound difference in our customers’ missions to better the world. If you are passionate about technology, innovation, collaboration, and lifelong learning, come discover a deeper purpose at SAIC. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs application software. Conducts analysis and collaborates with subject matter experts in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for information storage, processing, presentation, manipulation, display, or reporting. End product may be special use, customized, or commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops autonomous services, desktop applications, web applications, scripts, and utility programs. Ensures software standards are met. (It should be understood that this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee). Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules. Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s). PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. FREEDOM TO ACT: Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. IMPACT: Guides the successful completion of major programs. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives. LIAISON: Represents organization as prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Description of Duties: 

·        Design, develop, test, deploy, and support full stack software applications as part of a cross-functional Agile team 

·        Apply first principles design to re-imagine and develop game-changing user experiences 

·        Design and implement enterprise-grade software solutions, understand system and software fault tolerance.

·        Design and implement software systems, understand system/software quality attributes, understand how to incorporate non-functional requirements into software system design.

·        Work with data scientists to design and develop analytic toolchains 

·        Work with cyber security engineers to design and develop next-generation cyber tools.



Required Education, Experience, & Skills 

·        BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field and 9 + years' experience in testing, software development, quality assurance, and troubleshooting or Masters and 4 + years experience

·        Ability to obtain related technical certifications 

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills 

·        Experience working in a collaborative team environment. 

·        Reporting experience using the Microsoft Tool Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. 


Desired Experience:

  • Web Development (front end): HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, React JS (function components, hooks, etc.), Blueprint JS.
  • Web Development (back end): JavaScript, Node.js, Moleculer microservices framework.
  • Service Development (back end): JavaScript, Node.js, Moleculer microservices framework, PostgreSQL, Java services (not applications), Spring Boot.
  • Enterprise Service Integration: Kafka, NiFi, GraphQL, REST.


Required Clearance 

·        Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust  



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 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 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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