Sr. Infrastructure Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking experienced professionals to join the National Security Group (NSG).  NSG provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.


NSG has an opening for an IT Infrastructure/Cloud Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.


The IT Infrastructure Engineer provides support to the Program Office in acquisition and execution of mission critical systems.  The Senior PMO Engineer is part of a team of high-performing subject matter experts.  The IT Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the following:

  • Leverage industry standards and technology capabilities to evaluative software and/or hardware platforms able to support the efficient, cost-effective, and secure delivery of higher-level IT capabilities
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
  • Firm understanding of Cryptography, Development, Encryption, Hardware, Lifecycle Management, Networking, Programming, Project, Protocols, Bash & Python
  • Thorough understanding of infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security, etc) and have experience with orchestration to develop a cloud solution on an agnostic Cloud platform as well as AWS.
  • Experience creating presentations that support Architecture overviews, onboarding, status updates and any other necessary support documentation
  • Verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources systems, and key processes
  • Gather additional information on tickets submitted for application issues
  • Firm understanding of Cloud automated infrastructure provisioning scripting and deployment
  • Respond to infrastructure needs and requests
  • Leverage Cloud capabilities (scalability, elasticity, and high availability) to assist Application Service Providers and Intelligence Community Infrastructure Service Provider cost reductions.
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
  • Hands-on experience with Cloud computing technologies and a strong understanding of Cloud architecture capabilities and limitations
  • Use Amazon CloudWatch to establish costing metrics and monitor the health/utilization of AWS resources.
  • Develop a multi-year IT strategic plan that offers direction and guidance for IT investment decisions that are strategically aligned with corporate and departmental goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of organizational planning, budget, procurement, and program management processes
  • Apply IT portfolio management methods and tools to define and regulate a technology life cycle for key IT assets that optimize financial costs against business value and risk.
  • Promote progressive technology improvement by establishing strategic enterprise planning and IT governance as proactive enterprise capabilities aimed at evolving information systems, and technologies over time
  • Ensure incidents and problems are managed effectively minimizing the impact to Intelligence Community members and internal Customers.
  • Work closely with other teams to expand knowledge and understanding of data flow between applications and assist with application deployments
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and understand external partner connections
  • Work as part of a team but also being able to work independently to resolve issues
  • Leverage resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning for budgeting, reporting and governance
  • Leverage design components and capabilities for scalability and elasticity and high availability.
  • Provide expert advice with respect to Cloud architectures, environments, setup and configuration, limitations, constraints, tools, resources, etc.
  • Provide support and detailed direction with respect to Cloud implementation, monitoring, initialization, maintenance, reporting, etc.
  • Support the development, delivery, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure based projects.
  • Support the government on infrastructure implementations to various platforms. This includes inputs on HW, configuration, security settings and tools, storage needs, back-up and recovery strategies, disaster recovery strategies, etc.
  • Develop system migration CONOPS, strategies, and plans.
  • Prepare and deliver assessment reports on the migration implementation, including information on the system performance, deficiencies, and improvement recommendations.
  • Participate in any and all system-level reviews, including peer reviews and Review Boards
  • Experience with Certification and Accreditation (C&A), integration, operational training, deployment, transition, and maintenance of systems and services delivered to the Enterprise.
  • Representing the Program Office in NRO program execution discussions related to current and future contracts  
  • Prefer experience with FedRAMP, NIST and FISMA compliance, Federal procurement, security, and Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) processes, VMWare, IT Service Management, and Content Delivery Networks.


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines
  • 14 or more years of related experience with a Bachelor degree or 12 or more years of related experience with a Master degree
  • 5 years of experience in system architecture/engineering
  • 5 years of experience in cloud design and implementation
  • Knowledge of cloud development cycle, to include planning, project management, requirements development, delivery, and testing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project and SharePoint)
  • Excellent communication skills (inter-personal, writing, presentation)
  • Ability to quickly understand and respond to Government queries
  • Demonstrated experience in communications and enabling skills that help others succeed
  • Active TS/SCI with Poly