Software Engineer (Clearance Required)

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
  • Aug 04, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Engineer to support the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program out of Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. As the lead agent for M&S within the USAF, AFAMS gathers requirements, seeks out potential solutions, and integrates legacy and emerging M&S solutions across the USAF and the DoD. The USAF has an M&S initiative that focuses on providing simulation and synthetic training as the critical capability to augment live training, act as an enabler for critical decision-making, and enhance human performance. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

The role of this position is to support the development of the Application Ecosystem at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The Software Engineer will:
· Design, develop, code, test, debug, document, support, and install applications.
· Prepare application specifications and diagrams, and develops logic flowcharts.
· Develop applications in languages, Tools and Databases such as Java, Java Script, Type Script, Docker, C#, JSON, NoSQL, and SQL.
· Understand business, technical, and application requirements.
· Assist in the creation and general system design and technical specifications for new/replacement systems, taking into consideration system compute capacity and limitations, operating time, and desired results.
· Apply coding and analytical skills in all phases of the system life cycle.
· Supply time estimates related to development efforts.
· Develop application logic from customer-defined specifications.
· Test, debug, support and maintain applications for customers in a variety of business areas and environments.
· Perform additional duties as required.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience, or relevant years of experience in lieu of degree.


The following skills are required:
· Knowledge of and/or experienced in one or more programming languages (Java, Java Script, Type Script).
· Knowledge or experience with MERN or MEAN environments.
· Experience with reactive frameworks (Angular, React, etc) is a plus.
· Experience with micro services in a containerized environment is a plus.
· JSON basic knowledge and familiarity.
· Ability to explain complex technical terms and systems to others.
· Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Highly collaborative and able to give/receive critical feedback.
· Ability to learn new applications quickly.
· A Secret security clearance is required for this position.
Desired Qualifications
· Git and/or Jira/Confluence knowledge and use.
· Knowledge of software design and implementation.
· Knowledge of IaC tools and/or any CICD tools is a plus.
· Familiarity with Agile Software Development lifecycle. 
· Solid ability to take ownership and initiative.
· Understanding of test methodology, QA process and the SDLC, understanding of how QA is performed within such a project is a plus.