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Chief Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2204376
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


Are you ready to grow your career to the next level while leading several software teams for a major defense program and solve our warfighting most challenging problems?


SAIC is seeking a Chief Software Engineer in San Diego, CA with an active TS/SCI to support a key technical role on a fast paced highly innovative agency led initiative. SAIC is developing its joint all-domain command and control capability and supporting several initiatives across.  This next generation system shall employ the latest advancements across the technology spectrum to include AI/ML and distributed architectures. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in large, complex software system of systems design, development and integration projects.  This role will require expertise in software (SW) design, development, configuration management, architecture, and large distributed (networked) compute platforms.  



Ten (10) or more years of experience with several required skills noted below:

  • Technical leadership, software development, and specific experience with software development in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Experience integrating large, complex software systems comprised of inputs from numerous vendors
  • Experience with multiple of the following:
  • Agile methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum
  • SW development using Agile Iteration Workflow (Requirements, Development, Testing, Integration/Delivery, and Feedback)
  • Full stack software development (client and server side)
  • Languages: Python, C/C++, php, Java Script
  • API Development with REST or SOAP.
  • Streaming/Messaging tools such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, or ZeroMQ
  • Databases: MYSQL, Accumolo/NOSQL DB
  • CI/CD with Jenkins, GitLab, Bitbucket, or MS Azure
  • Real-time performance budgets
  • Configuration Management Tools and best practices: (ClearCase, svn, git, Bitbucket)
  • SW Integrated Development Environments (IDE) such as IntelliJ IDEA
  • Must be able to work in a large, cross functional team
  • Ability to interface with all levels of project management 
  • Desired Working knowledge of Mulit-Level Security (MLS) environments


Desired Skills in one or more areas:

Software experience with Command and Control Battle Management (C2BM) capabilities across numerous warfare domains.

Experience with network layers (OSI layers 1-7)

Experience with modeling and simulation or real-time major weapon programs

Work Flow automation (Jenkins -automated test infrastructure)

Understanding multi-domain phenomenologies



Recent SSBI clearance. Bachelor’s Degree in STEM minimum, with advanced degrees preferred.


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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