Cleared IT Systems Engineer (Principal)

  • SAIC,
  • Chantilly, VA
  • 5 hours ago
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IT, Systems, Engineer, Engineering, Security, Computer, Windows, Linux, CISSP
Full Time

Job Description

Job ID: 218680

Location: CHANTILLY , VA , US

Date Posted: 2021-06-09

Category: Information Technology

Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly

Potential for Remote Work: Yes


SAIC is looking for a new Principal IT Systems Engineer to support their Chantilly, VA office. Join a high-performing Classified Systems Engineering team using a wide variety of cutting-edge technologies to help shape Systems & Infrastructure strategy for the organization by developing, deploying, and modernizing hardware, tools, techniques, and processes supporting SAIC's most critical missions.

What our team does:
  • Deploys, operates and maintains highly compliant, converged systems supporting diverse applications and functions at multiple security levels
  • Implements baselines and releases of configurations to positively benefit compliance, uptime/reliability, and performance objectives
  • Maintains and enhances Government and organizationally-defined procedures, configurations, and baselines.
  • Engages in problem resolution to ensure tough issues are fixed, preventative actions are taken, and relevant knowledge is captured and shared across teams.
  • Coordinates and manages vendors, suppliers, and providers to ensure operational objectives are met.

What our team Delivers:
  • Highly deployable, highly sustainable, highly compliant hardware, software, and system-based solutions for our programs and customers supporting National Security & Defense missions
  • CI/CD updates to Configurations in support of various customer compliance frameworks including RMF, NIST800-171/53, and specialized requirements
  • Partnership and Support for Stakeholders, including Consumers and Operations teams, ensuring solutions are supported and effective in meeting the mission objectives.
  • Collaboration, Expertise and engagement in Corporate Communities of Practice/Excellence in Technical and Non-Technical Domains.
  • On-site deployment, engagement, and engineering support in controlled environments on a regular basis.


Education, Experience, & Skills:
  • BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • 5-10 years' experience in Systems Engineering, Administration, or a related role with applicable skills/experience.
  • Experience managing storage, compute, network, and other infrastructures at various levels of convergence (traditional, converged, and hyperconverged) including expertise in Microsoft Windows, Linux (CentOS, RHEL), VMWare vCenter and vSAN, and related solutions.
  • Proficiency designing, deploying, and managing network- and server-based applications and services and processes in Classified, Government, DoD or other similar environments.
  • Must have or be able to meet/obtain an IAT level 2 or 3 certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Additional or specialized experience may serve in lieu of Degree.

Clearance Requirement:
  • Must have or be able to obtain/maintain Active TS/SCI w/ CI Poly.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, harden and validate compliance across hardware, software, and application layers implementations to satisfy requirements e.g. NIST 800-53 and Secure Technical Implementation Guides.
  • Experience managing integration/automation solutions, automated configuration management, or similar technologies (e.g. Ansible, Puppet/Chef, vRealize Suite).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain, and communicate design artifacts including reference documents, architecture, workbooks, and implementation or administration guides.
  • Familiar with designing, deploying, improving and maintaining Data Protection, DLP, and Backup technologies.
  • Experience Provisioning and Managing Cloud platform services in IL-5 or higher providers (e.g. AWS/Azure GovClouds) nice to have.
  • Previous experience maintaining path to production Infrastructure Labs.
  • Agile/Scrum: Familiarity with Agile, Kanban, Scrum, how Scrum is done, standard Scrum/Agile ceremonies.
  • Security and Technical Domain coursework and certifications (e.g. CASP+, CISSP, VMWare Certification, etc.) preferred.
  • Enjoy solving challenging problems well and simplifying complex Engineering and Operational challenges by using all available resources including collaboration with teammates, SME's and resources external and internal.
  • Collaborative and engaging - willingness to appear on webcam in remote team meetings.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication abilities, able to articulate and exchange complex ideas and technical concepts with teammates, stakeholders, and non-technical persons effectively.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.
Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit .

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Position Id : 218680
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