Embedded Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


Come put your software engineering skills into action! Come join our team working on the next generation SoC design for the Department of Defense and IC. We are working on an exciting opportunity with the Defense Innovation Unit to build a novel cyber solution in a low SWaP form factor that leads to a large JADC2 market with embedded machine learning and advanced processing.  

The responsibilities for this position include all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding, and automated testing within an Agile and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery model. In this role, you will join a dynamic team that is singularly focused on providing world class solutions to our customers in an exciting, collaborative, and inclusive atmosphere.

As a software leader you will architect, design, build, and enhance highly available and scalable system software used by customers worldwide. You will direct major deliverables of projects through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing. In all cases, you will determine and recommend the best designs based on customer business objectives, timelines and other resource constraints. This is a hydbrid remote work position with 4 days onsite in Arlington, VA and one day remote.

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters on large, complex embedded systems
  • Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, and serve as a technical lead on medium to large, complex embedded software projects
  • Break down large tasks into smaller tasks that can be executed by the rest of the development team
  • Work closely with other engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development
  • Build software solutions where the solution is not always well defined but always considers the customer first
  • Mentor other engineers in the art of building complex, web scale systems
  • Resolve roadblocks for the development team, working collaboratively with the Product Owner, technical leadership, and other engineers
  • Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics
  • Operate as a software leader and as a senior level individual contributor


  • Bachelor's Degree and 14 years of experience; Master's and 12 years of experience; PhD and 9 years of experience
  • Hands-on expertise with embedded programming in ‘C’ and/or assembly
  • Desired experience in higher level languages such as Java, C/C++ and object oriented programming
  • Strong proficiency with basic web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, WSDL, REST, JSON, and JavaScript
  • Proficiency with web application technologies, such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
    Experience delivering an entire piece of a system or application
  • Experience serving as a technical lead
  • Deep understanding of software design patterns
  • Working knowledge of Agile Development and continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git, RCS, Clearcase, SVN)
  • Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., Jira, GitLab, GitHub, Rally, Azure Boards, Planview)
  • Proficiency with multiple operating systems (Mac OSX, Windows, LINUX, etc.)
  • Proficiency with at least one Relational Database Management System (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Accumulo, etc.)
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance


Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of low level Linux (static & dynamically loaded) driver development
  • Strong knowledge of embedded software development using ‘C’ to modify Linux OS and custom Linux software threads
  • Knowledge of Agile Development tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and delivery tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, JUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter
  • Ability to implement Agile processes and DecSecOps best practices
  • Experience developing and delivering modern software, including microservices, containers, and serverless architectures
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.