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Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2014669
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Integration
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has an opportunity for a Sr Principal Systems Engineer at INSCOM.


The Sr Principal Systems Engineer will work within the Intelligence Community collaborating in technical design, deployment and infrastructure maintenance of systems crucial to national security.  

Note: This role offers temporary work from home/ remote/ virtual work at home due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back onsite Ft Belvoir, VA. 

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Translates the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) operational intelligence requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for very large complex solutions and integrating architecture.

  • Supports material development and implementation of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using virtualization and cloud native technologies.

  • Leads development of systems integration, migration plans/schedules. 

  • Develops technical solutions for system modernization initiatives for a very large variety of complex INSCOM intelligence systems.

  • Analyzes and resolves information assurance technical problems.  Areas of focus include Cross Domain Solutions, Software Defined Networking, "Smart Cards" and emerging technologies and future trends. Supports the integration of IA solutions and technologies into networks with particular attention to protocols, interfaces and system design.

  • Troubleshoot engineering problems (or managing the solution of engineering problems) in the functional area of hardware, software, network, and virtualization.


Required Education and Experience 

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

  • 10+ years of related experience.
  • Experience working within the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • TS/SCI required security clearance, with the ability to obtain a Poly.

  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and virtualization to include Desktops as a Service (DaaS), in particular cloud native technologies.

  • Experience in heterogeneous computer networking technology and familiarization with protocol and/or interface standards.    

  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP (to include multicast), information security/authorization profiles or security administration of Linux and Windows network, systems.

  • Must be experienced in assessing evolving user needs, translating those needs into changes through reconfiguration, hardware and software acquisition, installations and tests.

Target salary range: More than $165,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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