Senior Principal Automation Engineer

Job Type
Mid, Senior level

Job Description


SAIC is looking for an Automation Specialist who is a pro with scripting and configuration management tools and languages like Ansible, Terraform, Python, PowerShell. This person should have an automation mindset with the aptitude to automate anything and everything - from day-to-day operations, to building automation pipelines, to host services on premise and in the Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP). We are looking for a consummate “Platform/Infrastructure-as-a-Service” expert with at least 10 years of functional experience. This role requires deep understanding of all aspects of application hosting, from an F5/load balancer to a database and everything in between. 


  • As a member of the Platform Services team, this role requires superior technical competency in design, development, and modification of code to deliver on-premise and cloud infrastructure needs (primarily AWS) resulting in Platform/infrastructure as code (PaaS/IaaS) deliveries.
  • Responsible for translating design decisions and architecting designs to code for continuous deployment and repeatability. Leverage the latest DevOps and Cloud automation tools such as AWS/Azure Resource Manager templates and Azure PowerShell, Terraform and Ansible.
  • Utilize Ansible, Salt Stack, Python, Terraform Azure DevOps, and GitHub Actions to deploy cloud solutions. Will be responsible for leading the team’s coding practices and release management.
  • Participate in regular sprints and releases. Ensure automation user stories are part of everyday delivery.
  • Collaborate with other passionate individuals on automation strategy and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Solution Architects, BA’s, Platform Engineering and Product teams for delivering Infrastructure as code. 
  • Work within a project management/Agile Scrum team in a leading role. Utilize Agile and DevOps processes and principles, craft CI/CD pipelines, convert builds to use custom and cloud-native build and release pipelines. 
  • Must have detailed knowledge of industry standard practices and have a thorough understanding of networking concepts.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 14 years of overall experience.
  • 8-10 years of functional experience in Platform/Infrastructure Master Solution Architecture; experience architecting all aspects of Platform computing (compute, storage, platforms, data, load balancing, observability, and security).
  • Hands on experience in cloud computing-based services architecture, technical design, and implementations, including IaaS and PaaS.
  • Experience with popular cloud technologies like AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Experience deploying applications on-premises and in cloud-based platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP and also Hybrid.
  • Proficiency with OpenSource and IBM/RedHat Middleware Stack like WildFly, JBOSS, ActiveMQ, FUSE, CAMEL etc., is an added advantage.
  • Must be able to obtain public trust.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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