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Software System Engineer

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Job ID: 2203855
Location: DAHLGREN, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 24, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Systems Engineer to support the Defense Civilian Sector in Dahlgren, VA.  The Software Systems Engineer will have C++ and Linux experience to support rapid software development and real-time critical application design. The 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.


  • 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.



  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline.
  • 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. 
  • Secret clearance required.


  • Ability to work with others in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment to meet established goals and program schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and interface professionally with other government agencies, contractors, military personnel.
  • Ability to define task details, estimates, and schedules using Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Word).

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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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