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Lead Software Architect



Software Engineering, IT
North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Architect to support a newly awarded contract with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Support team.

Work will be performed on-site in North Charleston, SC.

This program’s support to NIWC LANT will include: Research and Development, Test and Evaluation, Prototype Fielding Kit Development, Engineering Documentation Development, Software Engineering and Integration, Training and Sustainment of the following systems Communication Emitter Sensing and Attacking System (CESAS), Tactical SIGINT Collection System (TSCS), and Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Ground Family of Systems (MEGFoS).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Specifying, building, maintaining, and supporting the various baselines within specified Programs of Record.
  • Integrating software baselines for current systems and future state.
  • Technical oversight of the design, development, testing and deployment of the software demonstration.
  • Support systems engineering technical reviews. Collaborate with software, hardware and test teams, and information technology infrastructure teams to ensure the availability of requisite power, compute, physical security, safety mechanisms, and environmental conditioning.
  • Collaborate with software and hardware teams to understand expected unit level and system level behavior to define use cases and define & develop test capabilities that exercise and stress respective software and hardware capabilities.
  • Establish partnerships with program supporting industry partners
  • Establish software architecture supporting the program
  • Understanding the latest software and hardware engineering principles and practices, such as methods and challenges of integration.
  • Integrating computer programs.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and fourteen (14) years of experience; four (4) years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of Degree.

Required Clearance:

  • Must have a Secret Security Clearance to begin employment; must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance to maintain employment.

Required Skills:

    • Five (5) years of experience in C4ISR related programs to include: Systems Analysis, Software Development and Integration, Systems Architecture, Systems/Equipment Support, Test and Evaluation, and Logistics support of C4ISR requirements.
    • Ten (10) years of technical experience in network, system architecture, and the interoperability of USMC intelligence system collection and analysis platform, development, testing, and implementation of requirements, specific product and systems. Experience may be achieved simultaneously.
    • Experience with integration and configuration of applications in a Linux, CentOS, RHEL environment.
    • Ability to load Operating Systems.
    • Experience in creating and deploying applications.
    • Experience with Kubernetes or other containerization background.
    • Common Firmware Environment (CFE) experience.
    • Matlab and RaptorX experience.
    • Python, Java, and Golang experience.

    Desired Skills:

    • Systems and/or Software Engineering experience on a government software development contract.
    • Experience with software development, installation, and integration activities.
    • Experience in requirements management.
    • Experience in CONOPS / OPSCON development.
    • Experience in integration, and/or verification and validation.
    • Experience in technical risk management.
    • Experience in SE process development and deployment.
    • Experience in MBSE practices and simulations.

    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.


    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 approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.