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Chief Engineer

Job ID: 2209394
Location: O'FALLON, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cloud Solutions Architect to join our team as the IBS Chief Engineer whose mission is to deliver solutions that enable the modernization and transformation efforts of our customers' Legacy systems and applications into “Cloud Native” solutions.  This position is based out of O'Fallon, IL.


  • This individual will serve as the Technical decision maker for a large agile team as the Chief Engineer of the program. 
  • Key service delivery concepts include Cloud Leadership, Cloud Advisory and Enablement, Cloud Services, and Cloud Support that enable efficient and effective business operations.
  • Works closely with the Lead Engineers and Program Manager to implement and drive secure, automated solutions that are in alignment with the Target State architecture.
  • Applies technology solutioning experience in order to provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization and tenants throughout the life cycle of the project. 


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience, or relevant years of experience in lieu of degree.



  • 10+ years' experience in one or more architecture domains (e.g. business architecture, solutions architecture, application architecture) Advanced knowledge and experience in one or more current programming languages (E.g. - Java, Javascript (including AngularJS), Angular, etc)
  • Experience defining the architecture of cloud deployed applications
  • Experienced with driving ongoing improvements in cost efficiencies such as purchase of Reserved Instance/Savings Plans aligned to resources consumption, review of AWS Trusted Advisor, etc.
  • Expertise in microservice architecture, web services, and Application Programming Interfaces
  • Experience with how containerization is performed with applications. Able to advise on the best forms of developing containerized application. (i.e., Docker)
  • Experience with how container organization works and how the application needs to be Architecture to take advantage of that (Kubernetes, Universal Control Plane UCP, etc.,)
  • Experience defining and driving DevSecOps best practices (e.g., IaC, CI/CD) within large teams
  • Familiar with databases in AWS (e.g.PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, AWS Aurora)
  • Experience establishing legacy modernization and migration roadmaps
  • Experience with event-driven applications using queues, service bus and other related patterns
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work with minimal direction
  • BA or BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • Masters' Degree preferred or Bachelor's level degree with equivalent years of work experience.
  • Minimally an interim Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain Security Plus certificate

Desired Qualifications

·       AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level

·       Relevant Kubernetes Certification

·       Relevant Agile Certification

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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