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Sr. Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2010875
Location: O'FALLON, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


As an agile senior software engineer, you’ll join a 7-person agile/scrum team (software developers, product owner, and scrummaster) to build, customize and integrate new software apps supporting the US Air Force and its air cargo-air refueling-aeromedical evacuation enterprise. Our software facilitates the delivery of lifesaving cargo during humanitarian crises, saving the lives of critically ill Americans, and moving US forces to defend against global threats. You’ll work in a maturing DevSecOps environment, with both cloud and on-prem infrastructure, including the latest technologies in CI/CD pipelines, automated testing, cybersecurity, frequent deployments, and more. The job will also include updating existing systems and integrating improvements to work on the user interfaces already in operation. You’ll gain valuable technical and domain experience, and enjoy the work and the team culture, where your teammates typically stay and grow professionally for many years. We’re looking for creative problem-solvers with the technological skills who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves; if this is you, we’d love to talk!


Job Responsibilities

  • Work with team members to design/sustain innovative software that improves and simplifies planning and executing Air Force global air transportation and aerial refueling missions

  • Design architectures to high-level functional and technical requirements, including the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements, and provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces

  • Meet with managers and representatives of Department of Defense teammates to discuss architecture/ software, and brainstorm methods of solving existing problems

  • Ensure systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures

  • Perform/lead intensive testing of all new and existing programs to ensure they are free of errors and function as intended

  • Keep up to date on the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations to our software systems


  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline; or a Master’s with 3 years of related experience; other degrees and certifications/total experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirements

  • Five (5) years of experience in design and development of data driven, highly scalable web applications with rich user interface in distributed cloud computing environment

  • Five (5) years of programming experience using of one or more core programming language (Java, C++, Ruby, JavaScript) Two (2) years of using a modern JavaScript framework and libraries such React, Angular, D3, Vue



  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for full stack software development life cycle; including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, monitoring and operations

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering software projects using agile/scrum methodologies

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets

  • Strong troubleshooting skills; able to resolve issues and support configuration issues for developers independently

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs and product strategy; communication/interpersonal skills with both functional and technical counterparts

  • Experience with configuration management, Automated testing and Test/Behavior Driven Development (B/TDD) Methods; Functional, Load and Performance Testing; Unit, Regression and Integration Testing; RIA web-based application development; Web services development and SOA design

  • Experience with web technologies and techniques (HTML5, CSS, AJAX)

  • Applicable industry technical/leadership certifications: AWS/cloud practitioner certifications, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Security +, or others

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging integrated-companies environment, with periodic “work from home” days when appropriate

  • Experience with both front-end interfaces and back end systems

  • Object-Oriented design and familiarity with application and database programming

  • Knowledge of DoD/Defense Transportation System or USAF Air Mobility Command operations and enterprise technologies like GDSS, CAMPS, MEIS, GATES, etc.



  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance; Current clearance preferred


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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