Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Software Engineer to support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Advanced Capabilities (DDR&E (AC), ) Developmental Test, Evaluation, and Assessments (DTE&A, ). DTE&A provides system engineering and Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) support to DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) pathways programs and OUSD(R&E) modernization priorities to improve acquisition outcomes and ensure systems and solutions meet requirements and Warfighter needs.

DTE&A develops independent technical assessments to support OSD and Service leadership in their assessment of AAF programs. These assessments take the form of Independent Technical Risk Assessments (ITRAs, ), Preliminary Design Review (PDR)/Critical Design Review (CDR) Assessments, DT&E Sufficiency Assessments, and other technical assessments to inform critical acquisition milestones and engineering decisions.  The perfect candidate will have software engineering / acquisition technical expertise for DoD weapon system programs and has served as a subject matter expert to assess software engineering activities.

Duties include:

  • Plan, organize, and support the conduct of cross-functional, multi-discipline technical reviews focusing on a program’s ability to implement a comprehensive systems engineering process including all aspects of technical planning and management to identify and mitigate critical technical risks through the development and acquisition lifecycle.
  • Support PDR/CDR Assessments of ACAT ID programs
  • Support DT&E Sufficiency Assessments and DT&E Performance Assessments that support critical acquisition milestones and engineering decisions
  • Serve as a software engineer subject matter expert for high-priority focus areas including but not limited to:
    • DevSecOps and other agile software development methods
    • Software metrics and parametric analysis (knowledge of commercial tools is helpful)
    • Requirements and design specifications to determine the optimum overall system architecture
    • System design including formulating system specifications in accordance with applicable standards


Education & Experience

  • B.S. degree in scientific, engineering, technical, or analytical discipline
  • Minimum of nine (9) years of experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Expertise in software design and development for complex and challenging DoD problems
  • Technical experience in the analysis, design, and test of complex software and computer systems
  • Experience in one or more of the following Software Engineering tasks:  design, code, install, and maintain systems; establish test requirements, plans, and execute testing to verify system design and performance; or software systems and documentation maintenance


  • Active TS/SCI level clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in scientific, engineering, technical, or analytical discipline
  • Expertise and experience with operating systems, software languages (e.g., Java, C++, and Java Script), computer hardware platforms, or other applicable computer systems. 
  • Expertise and experience in agile software development processes and tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Gitlab) and DevOps or DevSecOps pipelines. 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with containerization and technologies like Kubernetes