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C++ Software Engineer

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Job ID: 211642
Location: DAHLGREN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 8, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is hiring for a Software Engineer with C++ and Linux experience to support rapid software development and real-time critical application design. This individual will develop, update, and maintain software associated with modified Naval fire control systems.  The position will interface with systems engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, suggest changes, code and develop documented solutions. Note: This is a Partial Remote / Virtual / Work from Home position, for a temporary basis during COVID-19. Occasional travel, approximately once a week, will be required during COVID-19 restrictions within this location. This position is located in Dahlgren, VA, so candidate must reside close enough to this location for the once a week commute during COVID-19, in which once restrictions are lifted, will be required to be onsite 100% of the time at this location.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide software development, modification, production and maintenance of software based gun weapon systems. 
  • Derive system requirements from existing systems and sponsor statements of work.
  • Work closely across software engineers to develop and test rapid prototype systems using an Agile development method.
  • Support the develop test procedures to test system functionality and generate software trouble reports.
  • Prepare documentation and support configuration management guidelines.
  • Occasional travel to White Sands Missile Range and Yuma Proving Grounds for system demonstrations and test.


Required Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 5 years of experience; or a Master’s degree in a related discipline and 3 years’ experience.  
  • Five (5) years professional technical experience which includes at least four (4) years specialized experience performing computer hardware engineering, software design, coding and compilation of  code; computer or software requirements management, computer systems or software integration; and utilizing systems engineering software tools.
  • Specialized experience shall also include demonstrated ability to engineer complex systems with integrated software and hardware solutions.
  • Experience related to weapons systems and/or Navy programs and C/C++, Unix, and Linux. 

Clearance Requirement:

  • Must possess and have the ability to maintain and active DoD Secret Clearance.


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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