Lead Principal Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Lead Software Developer with experience designing, developing, and maintaining software solutions using cloud services, including AWS. You will work with data scientists and other software developers to design, develop, and implement solutions to meet customer needs. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and capable of working in a fast-paced development environment to solve challenging problems.



  • Lead development of software solution leveraging AWS cloud services and multiple frameworks and security systems.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise and input on software products and development decisions, taking into account data storage, network, security, computational resources, and other considerations specific to the applicable use cases.

  • Participate in full software development lifecycle – creation of user stories; software design, development, and testing; and operational support.

  • Advise on major architectural decisions, and help to review code and implementations.

  • Understand customer requirements and translate them into technical solutions, including documentation and architecture diagrams.

  • Communicate effectively with audiences of multiple technical and non-technical backgrounds.

  • Work with other team members and data scientists to effectively showcase developed analytics.






Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 14+ years of industry experience in delivering high-quality, innovative applications and programming experience using one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, JavaScript, or Python.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a Linux development environment interacting with cloud services such as AWS.
  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess the desire and ability to rapidly understand the customer’s challenges and objectives in order to formulate creative and effective technical solutions.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well in a team environment as well as independently with little day-to-day guidance.
  • Experience with the Agile methodology and providing technical leadership on software development efforts.
  • Proficient in Linux/UNIX CLI, shell scripting, and automation languages (BASH, Python, etc).
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services technologies, especially as related to large scale ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) data processing workloads (CloudFormation, EBS, ELB, Lambda, S3, EMR, RedShift, Glue, CloudWatch, SNS).
  • Experience working with reproducible frameworks for large scale data ingestion.
  • Experience working with highly scalable, fault tolerant database solutions (SQL and NoSQL).
  • Proficiency with container solutions such as Docker and Amazon Elastic Container Service.
  • Experience managing configuration and deployment strategies for rapid deployment of new systems and rolling updates of production systems.
  • Experience developing and operating in multiple software environments with varying security restrictions and terms of use, and protecting data and software solutions throughout an application lifecycle.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Authority to Operate (ATO) processes and procedures.
  • Technical training and certifications, especially in Cloud, Architecture, Linux, Network, & Security concentrations.
  • Experience in front-end web development.
  • Experience in system/network engineering including, but not limited to: server administration, hardware and software based networking, automation, troubleshooting, encryption techniques (PKI, TLS, VPNs, PGP).
  • Experience with modern programming best practices like CI/CD, TDD, and other XP concepts.