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Principal Software Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2014816
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a seasoned Principal Software Systems Engineer to contribute to a small team assisting the US Air Force in prototyping and maturing scalable architectures for mission systems that attain, protect, integrate, analyze, visualize, and disseminate a wide variety of mission data.  This role involves creative and technically sound discovery, evaluation, and integration of cutting-edge technologies that will help solve some of the most pressing operational challenges facing our armed forces.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Evaluating operational and technical requirements and specifications
  • Designing and securing software components and data structures
  • Testing, integrating, and deploying software components in a 24/7 production environment;
  • Performance analysis
  • Success in this role requires consistent delivery of functionally and operationally sound products in a fast-paced, cohesive team environment.    

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other relevant technical field; or  eight (8) years of experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • DoD Security+ or CISSP training certification
  • Strong development skills in Java, with demonstrated architect-level experience.
  • Experience with multi-threading, event-based software architectures, queue technologies (e.g., Kafka) and asynchronous event handling
  • Professional track-record of implementing enterprise solutions with strict availability, concurrency and low latency requirements
  • Significant hands-on experience and fluency in data storage solutions (Amazon RDS, Document stores, graph store, Hadoop) and an understanding of when to use them
  • Proficiency with scripting languages (python, javascript, typescript, bash, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of both front-end and back-end technologies that support Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)
  • Knowledge of applied security concepts (authentication, authorization, protocols), including Military CAC authentication.
  • Experience with Java build systems (Maven, Gradle)
  • Familiarity with cloud-based concepts and the AWS component stack

REQUIRED CLEARANCE:

  • Must hold a DoD/IC Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.


Overview

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 saic.com. 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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