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Software Engineer Manager

Job ID: 2114709
Location: UPPER MARLBORO, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


Software Engineering Manager

SAIC is seeking a Software Engineering Manager for our team in the DCMV area. This position can be worked 100% remote nationwide but will require 20% travel to the Upper Marlboro, MD Test Facility. The Software Engineer at SAIC's Identity and Data Sciences Laboratories (IDSL) will organize and lead our software development team which builds applications to gather, process, and store biometric data, such as face, fingerprint, and iris images to evaluate the performance of commercial biometric and identity systems. The IDSL operates the Maryland Test Facility (MdTF; a recognized leader in large scale technology testing as well as a cloud-based biometric analytic environment (CBAE) to perform biometric evaluations on operational data spanning billions of records. The candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team and will play a key role in building and scaling new tools for acquiring and processing biometric data spanning both on-premises and cloud-based systems.  Our team environment fosters innovation and collaboration.  The IDSL promotes learning and exploration while providing flexibility and a great work-life balance.


As the software engineering manager of the team, you will:

  • Play a critical role in shaping the product definition, design, roadmap, and development of new software products.
  • Hire, retain, and grow top engineering talent within your group.
  • Be a clear technical voice, working in partnership with your teams to deliver an architecture which will scale with the needs of the customer.
  • Quickly and reliably deliver high quality technical solutions that will delight the customers.
  • Work on business strategy to define a product roadmap that’s compelling and focused on growth, while collaborating with other teams.
  • Meet with customers to learn and help them shape their own tools and processes.
  • Clearly communicate at the executive level risks, successes, and missteps as you define and execute on a vision for the product.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of relevant engineering experience, experience in system software development and delivery.
  • 5+ years of people management experience, managing engineers, business analysts and testers.
  • Experience in partnering with product, program management teams and other cross functional teams.
  • Experience with object-oriented design and implementation (Java, Go, Python).
  • Experience building large scale applications using AWS and microservices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Established track record of hiring and growing high-performing engineering teams.
  • Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure software or distributed systems.
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development.
  • Has taken software features from inception to customer delivery.

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.
Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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