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Software Assurance Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job ID:








Date Posted: 2020-06-23

Category: Software

Subcategory: SW Systems Engr

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI

Potential for Remote Work: Yes



is seeking a Software Assurance (SwA) Engineer who will serve as a software

assurance SME providing support to the Resilient Systems Directorate in Office

of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)). The

perfect candidate will have software engineering expertise with a focus on SwA

and Cyber; worked on one or more DoD weapon systems; and understand OSD or

Service level policy and guidance for modern software development and program


Support DoD SwA field advancement

through policy, standards and guidance products development and active

participation in appropriate technical working groups, Community of Practice

(CoP) groups, seminars, meetings and conferences, as needed.

Support DoD weapon systems Independent

Technical Risk Assessments (ITRA) by providing SwA-focused evaluation of

secure software planning, design, development and other related activities.

Perform tasks as a SwA Subject Matter Expert (SME), including providing

support in recommending software assurance and systems security engineering

best practices, remediation measures, implementation measures.

Develop, review and promulgate SwA

policy, guidance, education and training, standards, and engineering methods

and tools and support DoD workforce development activities.

Prepare executive level decision briefs, develop

courses of action for short- and long-range implementation and administration of

strategic objectives. Perform important professional engineering work that

relates to directing, coordinating, and managing highly complex and innovative



Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering

or related field

At least ten years of experience conducting SwA-related activities

through the software development life cycle supporting the DoD or related


Experience with software engineering within diverse modern software

development methodologies (DevSecOps, Agile, CI/CD pipeline).

Knowledge of cyber security-related engineering activities including

attack modeling and vulnerability scoring.

Knowledge of secure coding standards, software and cybersecurity best


Knowledge in areas of identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating

software weaknesses and vulnerabilities by employing appropriate automated

analysis tools during the entire lifecycle of the system, including

development, testing, operations, sustainment, and retirement.

Knowledge of theories, precepts, and principles of software engineering

and related sciences to plan, organize, and execute assigned DoD weapon

systems programs involving the computer and related hardware and software of

real-time and embedded systems.

Ability to develop, prepare, coordinate, staff, and implement policies,

procedures, programs, and directives.

Experience in preparing, coordinating,

and presenting briefings

Strong written and verbal

communication skills

Clearance Active Secret, able to obtain TS/SCI

Desired Qualifications

Advanced degree(s) in Engineering or

related technical field

Experience conducting or participating in software risk assessment for

DoD weapon systems

Experience in creation, deployment, and maintenance of cloud

infrastructure, automated CI/CD pipeline, and container orchestration


Knowledge of DoD Program Protection and Critical Technology Protection

planning, design, and execution.

Knowledge of DoD service

component missions and relationships with the Military Departments, Defense

Agencie,s and other Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) components.

Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD

organizational structure and budgeting process, OSD inter-office

coordination, and communication protocols.

Ability to communicate, build and maintain relationships across organizations .

Active TS/SCI Clearance

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.

We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit . For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom . For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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