SAIC is seeking an experienced Developmental Operations (DevOps) Software engineer to provide software engineering and technical support to the Space and Missile Systems Center, Directorate of Special Programs (SMC/DirSP). SMC/DirSP equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space superiority capabilities of the highest national priority. The position requires an individual with expertise and extensive experience in technical programs, technical program management, agile software development, and specific experience working software development in an DevOps environment. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and team skills. In addition, the candidate will be expected to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs. The position is based in El Segundo, CA. Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Provides expert advice to the program manager on technical progress of the program with an emphasis on software development. This position assesses project objectives and proposes requirements allocation across the system(s), informs design trades, authors and manages systems engineering documentation (eg, technical writing), implements configuration management procedures, and reviews and assesses contractor design solutions to determine if they meet requirements and recommends alternative solutions as necessary. The position reviews and assesses contractor deliverables and test/validation/verification activities to ensure requirements are met. The position identifies software development risks and notifies the program management team, develops assessments of contractor software development, partners with the development contractor to guide software and integration and testing. Performs technical and independent technical risk assessment and evaluation of execution against the technical baseline and software engineering. Monitors software algorithm development and provides independent assessments, recommend procedural and system improvements and efficiencies. Assess viability from a programmatic and technical execute perspective. Develop software technical requirements, develop software test plans and procedure, oversee software testing, verification, and validation activities.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelors degree and nine (9) years or more of related experience; Master and seven (7) years or more of related experience.• An active TS/SCI clearance with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination. Qualified applicants must possess a current and active Top Secret/SCI clearance with a current background investigation within 5 years and consent to a polygraph examination• Experience in Software engineering and software development• Experience with agile software development• Experience with DevOps software development environments• The position is based in El Segundo, CA.• Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office. • Must be able to work independently.
Desired Qualifications:• 9+ years of experience in acquisition and program management within the Air Force community. • Space Control experience • Prior Military Service• Space control mission area experience and extensive experience in acquisitions and contract planning• Expertise managing or overseeing a development operations or software intensive development program.• A background in a technical discipline, engineering, and/or systems engineering is preferred. The candidate will provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.