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Agile Development Lead

Job ID: 214556
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in El Segundo, CA who assist the U.S. Air Force and Space Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground systems for missile warning (MW) and space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM). These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure safe passage.

Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer to act as our Agile Development Lead to provide engineering and technical advisory and support to the Space and Missile Systems Center.   The position requires an individual with expertise and experience in technical programs, technical program management, and agile software development. The candidate will provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.

Major duties of the position include

  • Serving as a Technical Lead contributing to and directing the efforts of development teams, including internal and external team members
  • Driving on-time delivery of software-based solutions in a DevSecOps environment  
  • Determining root cause for complex software issues and developing practical, efficient, and permanent technical solutions
  • Remaining current on new technologies and available vendor packages; evaluating and making recommendations as necessary
  • Determining process improvements, best practices, and develop new processes
  • Migrating applications to Cloud Computing Environments (CCE)
  • Collaborate with other Agile Team members and engineers both internal and external for software development activities and general integration


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience implementing agile tenets and principles, leading teams for space/ground
  • Experience developing software using an Agile development environment, using various DevSecOps tools such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket (Git), Jenkins, and Docker
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in acquisition and program management within the Air Force community
  • Space control mission area experience and extensive experience in acquisitions and contract planning


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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