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SVP, Digital Engineering

Job ID: 2017445
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 9, 2021
Category: Executive Management
Subcategory: SVP, Digital Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


The Senior Vice President of Digital Engineering (“SVP of Digital Engineering”) will be responsible for incubating and leading SAIC’s horizontal Digital Engineering business, comprising solutions related to Digital Engineering, Integrated Platforms, Modeling & Simulation, and Training & Mission Solutions. This leader will have oversight of the horizontal’s technology, strategic partnerships, training/certification, and delivery. As a Horizontal Business Leader, the SVP of Digital Engineering will be responsible for driving organic growth through technology delivery, solutions development, and the development of new business models. S/he will broaden SAIC’s portfolio of Digital Engineering delivery, quals, and customer relationships, as well as amplify SAIC’s brand externally as a technology leader and innovator.

The successful candidate will have the ability to attract and develop tech talent throughout the organization, as well as identify, cultivate, and commit to strategic partnerships to execute the firm strategy and “future-proof” the firm.


             Build, incubate, and scale capabilities, products, and solutions that increase customer success, optimize corporate financials, and distinguish company expertise

             Identify emerging technology, capabilities, and partnerships that support scale, optimization, experimentation, branding, and market positioning

             Manage a multi-horizon investment portfolio – working directly with customers, industry accelerators, and strategic partners to validate, test, and deploy capabilities/technology

             Identify, cultivate, and shape customer relationships and opportunities, leading capture efforts for new or emerging technologies/capabilities and differentiated acquisition/delivery methods

             Manage a customer portfolio to ensure continued innovation, risk management, and financial optimization

             Develop and manage staff expertise and skills, including contribution to L&D program development and management of communities of practice/interest 

             Be a thought leader through engagement in industry forums, development of publications, presentations, and corporate representation in executive industry and policy councils


To be effective in this role, the SVP of Digital Engineering will specifically have the following key pivotal experiences and expertise:


Horizontal Business Leadership: Recognized leader in Digital Engineering, with more than 10 years of experience driving horizontal business growth through application and adoption of emerging technologies for customer success and optimization.


Technical Thought Leadership: Sought after expert by customers, industry, and policy councils for his/her ability to understand complex customer missions and problems and architect emerging technology and capability solutions.


Talent Management / Development: Excels at attracting and developing technical talent, identifying and cultivating skills and capabilities.


Customer Portfolio Management: Strong, client facing leader with market presence charisma and proven business development capabilities. S/he must establish/expand relationships with prospective clients, as well as identify and develop relationships with current future partners.

Put the Customer First: Aims to provide the best service and "customer experience" to the internal employee population within SAIC, enabling them to better serve the external client; Focuses on earning trust and respect and building internal business relationships that endure

Shape Strategy: Collaborative with the ability to shift from big picture, strategic thinking to the tactical implementation of human resource services for SAIC

Build Talent and Teams: Capacity to create conditions where managers and teams can thrive and grow; A focus on maintaining a diverse and engaged workforce, empowering/coaching them to do impactful work by removing barriers and establishing meaningful connections; Open, visible and approachable

Drive for Results: An individual who has a bias towards action and instills accountability, delivers tough messages and leads change while setting high standards; Hands-on, positive, and energetic; Rolls up sleeves and brings a sense of ownership, accountability, and a strong passion for accomplishing the task at hand

Inspire and Influence: An individual that displays seasoned judgment and thoughtfulness who is able to build rapport and trust quickly across all departments; Creates alignment from disparate senior stakeholders to commit to key talent initiatives

Adaptability: An individual that displays emotional intelligence, authenticity, empathy, and the ability to “flex” his/her style to relate to different audiences and situations; Able to make difficult tradeoff decisions and dissent when necessary









  • Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 18 years of experience, with more than 10 years of experience driving horizontal business growth through application and adoption of emerging technologies for customer success and optimization.
  • Proven track record of being a strong, client facing leader with market presence and business development capabilities
  • Federal contracting experience desired.

Target salary range: More than $225,000. 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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