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SW Systems Engr Sr Principal

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Job ID: 219106
Location: NELLIS AFB, NV, United States
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior Software Systems Engineer to join our team in Nevada!

As a member of the team you will be providing design, development, and authorization support to build an enterprise solution functions as a multilevel security (MLS) datacenter, test bed, and DevSecOps platform. You will be on the forefront of new technologies and concepts, and SAIC will design, build, test, operate and maintain this environment to support mission-specific applications in a MLS enterprise solution.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Deploy a MLS virtualized laboratory and development environment based on defined requirements and best practices
  • Generate documentation on processes and procedures supporting an Authorization to Operate
  • Develop automation scripts to enable rapid deployment of virtualized systems
  • Develop test plans to validate functionality of and increase technical expertise in specific MLS software
  • Execute testing on MLS software and provide reports and briefings on findings
  • Develop an application workflow to transfer approved MLS-aware applications into a production environment
  • Provide recommendations and guides to oncoming developers for MLS-aware application development
  • Work with 3rd-party developers to transform 3rd-party software into MLS-aware software
  • Record and disseminate lessons learned from software development process
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of project requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; other work experience in lieu of degree requirements
  • Experience with IaC (infrastructure as code) and CaC (configuration as code), and toolsets including Ansible, Terraform, Helm, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Possess a strong understanding of Software Build process and how it connects to CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery)
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Experience with Java, Python, JavaScript, and/or C++ programming languages
  • Clearance:  Top Secret/SCI

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum, or Kanban frameworks
  • Experience in providing DevSecOps implementation using Jenkins, Gitlab, or similar tools
  • Experience with RPM packaging

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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