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SAIC Platform Engineer, Senior Principal in Salt Lake City, Utah


The National Security Customer Group of SAIC is seeking a Platform Engineer, Senior Principal, to support Platform One. Platform One is building an infrastructure-agnostic platform, to support the Department of Defense’s (DoD) vast infrastructure options, including — Government clouds, on premise, disconnected, and classified environments. This infrastructure will employ a DevSecOps platform (Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes compliant) using accredited and secured hardened containers built from the DoD Centralized Artifacts Repository (DCAR), in order to support the DoD’s ability to field operational capabilities faster. This process will be compliant with the published DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Reference Design and meet all regulatory testing and cybersecurity requirements while encouraging DoD-wide reciprocity and expertise. The candidate for this position may work anywhere in the United States. There is no requirement to work at a SAIC or customer site to support Platform One.


The candidate for this position will directly support building the DevSecOps platform capabilities for the government software systems and must possess the following skills and/or experience:

  • Bachelorsand fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years ormore experience; other work experience and certifications considered in lieu ofdegree requirements

  • Experiencewith IaC (infrastructure as code) and CaC (configuration as code), and toolsetsincluding Ansible, Terraform, Helm, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Experiencein providing DevSecOps implementation using Jenkins, Gitlab, or similar tools

  • Experiencein developing and managing Kubernetes (k8s) clusters

  • Workingknowledge of Source Version Control and Build/Release tools and methodologies

  • Possessa strong understanding of Software Build process and how it connects to CI/CD (continuousintegration/continuous delivery)

  • Mustbe able to obtain a Secret clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum, or Kanban frameworks

  • DevOps or DevSecOps certification or training

  • AWS/Azure cloud operations certifications

Desired Qualifications


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability