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Company: SAIC
Location: Washington, DC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics




The Chief Systems Engineer is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities associated with custom application development, testing, and transition; and supporting the client's business analysis activities. This includes research and development in emerging technologies; managing technical standards; and drafting and implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines. The Chief Systems Engineer will implement SAIC designs and processes, provide technical coordination, and support project management. 


Job Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Establishes systems, standards, requirements, guidelines, and quality assurance for software deliverables, such as conceptual design and architecture, logical database, capacity planning, external interface specifications, data migration plan, and security policy 

  • Works with clients to translate business requirements into a logical model that will accurately support and represent the client's use cases 

  • Developing functional process diagrams 

  • Implements compliance procedures according to all applicable cybersecurity and Information assurance (IA) policies and directives 

  • Oversee the development of comprehensive test cases to include testing scenarios for both normal and degraded (e.g., disaster recovery, continuity of operations, data recovery/spills, etc.) operations, pass/fail criteria, performance criteria, capacity planning, measurement criteria, results analysis procedures, and results/status reporting criteria 

  • Interfaces with system owners during Agile development 

  • Performs requirements analysis to capture and incorporate component system of systems testing criteria into integration testing scenarios 

  • Documents the implementation of approved changes to system configurations, software, and infrastructure as directed 

  • Assists with providing ongoing progress to leadership, system owners, and peers regarding health and status of the environment 

  • Researches and analyzes emerging technologies, techniques, and protocols and makes recommendations 

  • Assists with procurement of hardware, software, and services 




  • Software development tools, such as Eclipse 

  • Databases 

  • Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Agile tools, such as Jira and Confluence 

  • STIG or equivalent cybersecurity assessment 

  • Continuous integration / continuous deliver (CI/CD) tools, such as Jenkins 

  • Automated testing tools, such as Selenium 


  • Java 

  • Development and optimization 

  • Analysis and testing 

  • Virtualized/cloud based environments 

  • Automated testing tools, such as Selenium 

  • Installation, upgrades and patching 

  • Configuration and monitoring 

  • Applying cybersecurity guidance 




  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically results in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect image of organization's technological capability.

  • Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.

  • Acts as adviser to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.



  • Bachelors and eigtheen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen years or more experience



  • Public Trust L5 Security Clearable 



  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and a minimum of eighteen years of practical experience in Applications and Software Development. 

  • Experience with Agile development 

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of technologies to host container services and registries, cloud infrastructure 

  • Knowledge of best practices to include DevOps, continuous deployment and continuous integration services, code repositories, and security vulnerability identification to support the cloud infrastructure. 

  • Experience in working clients to translate business requirements into a logical model that will accurately support and represent the client's use cases 

  • Experience developing functional process diagrams 

  • Experience complying with all applicable security and information assurance (IA) / cybersecurity policies and directives 

  • Must be an independent self-starter with strong initiative 

  • Must have strong writing / reporting and verbal communication skills 

  • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure fast-paced environment 

  • Must be able to quickly learn and apply new tools and technologies 

  • Must be flexible in a constantly changing business landscape 

  • Must have strong customer service orientation 




  • Agile Engineering - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Change Management - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Decision Support Analysis - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Engineering - Architecture Development - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Requirements Development - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Requirements Engineer - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Requirements Management - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Virtualization - Level 2: 3-6 yrs  



  • Agile or DevOps certification

  • Scrum Master certification

  • Experience with Development and Deployment of FAA / FAA NAS systems

  • Demonstrated experience briefing senior leaders

  • Demonstrated experience with risk analysis

  • Knowledge of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends

  • Experience with multi-tiered application environments with SQL, Web services, Web API, HTML5, and XML development

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