Computer Engineer

Job Type
Senior level

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated and ambitious Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Computer Engineer to join the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) Joint Technology Center – Systems Integration Lab (JSIL) Tech Center in Huntsville, AL. This position will assist engineers and technical staff in development and execution of test plans and procedures for a variety of types of tests, including but not limited to network testing, systems testing, software testing, and field / flight test events. The candidate will have experience with workflow software such as JIRA, Confluence, or other Kanban based workflow management utilities. An ideal candidate will have hands on experience with test management software like SpiraTest or similar, and a desire to learn about new systems to test them effectively.


  • Contribute to system hardware and software architecture decisions based on customer performance, schedule, and cost
  • Automate the creation and configuration of Virtual Machines and microservices.
  • Design electrical architecture and integrated systems for real-time, mission-critical systems including flight systems, sensors, and ground control stations.
  • Perform hardware and software design/review/build cycles for prototype construction and implement plans for prototype testing at customer location.
  • Configure virtual and physical switches and troubleshoot network issues on virtual/physical switches and firewalls.
  • Use scripting languages to develop automated network installation and configuration using Bash, PowerShell, Java, and Python.
  • Develop engineering technical material including but not limited to System Description Documents, System requirements, Data Flow Documents, and Network Diagrams.


Required Education and Experience: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree and five (5) years of experience; four (4) years of experience are accepted in lieu of a degree

Required Clearance:

  • An Interim Secret Clearance must be obtained prior to employment; a Secret Security Clearance must be obtained to maintain employment

Required Skills:

  • Experience developing systems using Linux and Windows computing environments.
  • Experience with operating system virtualization utilizing Type I and II hypervisors (vSphere, KVM, VMWare Workstation)
  • Experience with containerization (i.e. Docker and/or Podman)
  • Experience with Cisco Systems, configuration, network administration and firewalls.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or PowerShell.
  • Experience with C, C++, and C# development.
  • Strong understanding of general computing system architectures and virtual machines.
  • Experience performing remote network configuration.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security+ SE and a Network+ SE is a plus.
  • Experience with datacenter architectures (cluster computing, fault tolerant, or high availability system) is a plus.
  • Experience writing technical documentation is a plus.
  • Experience creating automated systems is a plus.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining container orchestrators such as Kubernetes is a plus.

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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