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Principal Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2118824
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Principal Software Engineer (REMOTE) to join a development project on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal of the project is two-fold: 1) Creating a suite of clinical decision support tools on a SMART on FHIR platform while 2) Increasing interoperability between two EHR systems (VA's VistA and Cerner). 
The Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for:

- Engineering front-end, back-end, and integration development for existing and new products
- Working with Product Owners and others to develop roadmaps and contribute to product vision
- Understanding and articulating the benefits and risks associated with different coding languages in different functional environments
- Maintaining and improving the usability, security, and performance of existing software
- Recommending improvements to existing software programs as necessary
- Participating in creating software development plans and strategies
- Creating software solutions to user problems and business needs
- Identifying weaknesses or risks and make recommendations to mitigate
- Analyzing problems and determining appropriate course correction measures as necessary



Education and Experience: 
- Bachelor's Degree plus 6+ years of relevant experience
- ReactJS
- TypeScript
- API experience; VA Lighthouse API experience is a plus
- SMART on FHIR experience preferred (any experience with HL7 and/or FHIR is a plus)
- Terraform
- VADS and Material Design
- AWS experience is a plus
Key Skills:
- Comfortable interacting with the client and demonstrating code in client showcases
- Ability to communicate architectural concepts using ERDs and other visuals
- Experience with user centric design, government contracts, or the VA would be a bonus
- Experience working in an Agile environment

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. 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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