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Job ID: 2013111
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


The National Security Group of SAIC is seeking a Software Engineering Chief to support our US Air Force contract in Colorado Springs, CO. Position will require working remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. 

  • 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). Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
  • Provide expert level participation with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Develops information which extends knowledge in a given field. Information may form the basis of newly developed concepts, theories, and products.
  • Acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs. Plans R&D programs and recommends technological application programs to accomplish long-range objectives. Work is checked only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspective. Virtually self-supervisory. Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations' effective achievement of objectives.
  • Designs research and develops highly advanced new applications resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would have a long-term negative effect on organization's reputation and business posture.
  • Serves as consultant to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements.
  • Acts as the prime spokesperson on company's technical capabilities and future directions. Often instrumental in attracting and obtaining major new company business.



  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years of experience with a Bachelors or a Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Strong experience in several modern languages (JavaScript, Python, HTML, etc.) with expertise to design, develop, troubleshoot, debug and implement high quality code.

  • Experience in a wide variety of computing environments including cloud, micro services, kubernettes, and containerized solutions.

  • Ability to cultivate a "security first" and "test first" approach to test-driven development. 

  • Experience in Automated Environment and automated testing


  • Active Top Secret Clearance required


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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