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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2206089
Location: REMOTE WORK, MA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer to join our Air Force team in setting up a DevSecOps pipeline for our AF customer. Our team collaborates heavily with our customer in order to deliver the best path to transform our customer’s application needs into reality given their unique security requirements.

The Senior Systems Engineer position will contribute to a research and experimentation team to test out different MLS and Zero Trust (ZT) technologies, tools, and architectures as hosted within an Azure development environment. Additionally, the team will configure an Azure development environment to support application development via a DevSecOps pipeline.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participate and contribute to research and configuration of an Azure software development environment in an agile sprint cycle structure
  • Report daily progress and impediments to the designated Scrum Master.
  • Conduct market research on ZT tools and MLS alternatives
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts to determine secure designs and configurations of specialized products
  • Generate design documents, best practice configurations, and test procedures
  • Execute testing on MLS and ZT alternatives IAW the developed test plan and criteria
  • Provide subject matter expertise on common enterprise IT applications, operating systems, and virtualization technology.
  • Configure and maintain tools within the development environment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD and nine (9) years related experience
  • At least 7 years of experience with virtualization or cloud platforms
  • At least 5 years of virtual and/or physical network engineering experience
  • At least 5 years of deploying/managing Windows or Linux OS environments
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification
  • Strong understanding of virtualization infrastructure and platforms
  • Basic understanding of cloud technologies and platforms
  • Experience in executing test plans and criteria for commercial products
  • Able to rapidly research and experiment on relevant commercial solutions in a lab environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Preferred Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  • Experience with DevSecOps tools and processes.
  • Solid understanding of ZT tenets as detailed in NIST SP 800-207.
  • Experience and familiarity in available commercial solutions enabling MLS and/or incorporating ZT tenets.
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure and network infrastructure protocols

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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