Systems Engineer Principal

SAIC Corporation
Washington, DC
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Full Time
Description SAIC is seeking a seasoned Principal Software Systems Engineer to provide technical and team leadership to a small team assisting the US Air Force in prototyping and maturing architectures and mission systems that attain, protect, integrate, analyze, visualize, and disseminate a wide variety of mission data. This role involves creative and technically sound discovery, evaluation, and integration of cutting-edge technologies that will help solve some of the most pressing operational challenges facing our armed forces. Responsibilities will vary on customer direction and may include mission analysis, conversion of operations requirements into comprehensive solution descriptions and technical requirements; system and data architecting; subsystem and data structure design; overall subsystem security design; interface development; validation and verification; subsystems integration, and performance analysis. Additional responsibilities may include project and team management actions to meet schedule, cost and performance objectives, with an emphasis on frequent verbal and written communication with the team, the customer and using organizations. Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of ten (10) years of experience with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical field and ten (10) or more years or more experience; Or a Master's degree and eight (8) years or more experience Professional track-record of developing high-performance enterprise solutions with strict availability, concurrency and low latency requirementsExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all levels of experience in the subjectStrong knowledge of Air Force and Space Force operational domainsStrong knowledge of software security concepts (authentication, authorization, protocols)Strong physics or mathematical background as it pertains to the domainExperience with, and knowledge of, enterprise software development and sustainment principles and technologiesFamiliarity with scripting languages (python, javascript, typescript, bash, etc.)Familiarity with cloud-based concepts and the AWS component stackREQUIRED CLEARANCE:Must hold a DoD/IC Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility. Overview SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability