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SAIC Cloud Computing Chief Engineer in HANSCOM AFB, Massachusetts


SAIC is providing key design, installation, and research support to facilitate a successful implementation of a multilevel security (MLS) system meant to allow greater collaboration between various government networks. This project is on the forefront of new technologies and concepts, and SAIC will design, build, and test systems meant to challenge the existing paradigm of the USAF enterprise network architecture.

The Cloud Computing Engineer Chief position will act as a short-term research and experimentation role to test out different MLS and Zero Trust (ZT) technologies, tools, and architectures as alternatives to the customer’s chosen designs. Please note, this position can be done anywhere in the United States, you will work an East Coast schedule. Remote/Hanscom AFB.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Explore, analyze and report on applications, alternative MLS solutions or other areas for improvement to the customer’s baseline.

  • Demonstrate suitability of the customer’s IT environment by exploring specific improvements.

  • Capture best practices to develop software including development of MLS capable/aware applications.

  • Compare current system capabilities to proposed ZT enablers and create a technical suitability matrix to highlight the potential benefits of adoption of new methodologies, architectural changes, and software security tools to enable ZT architectures.

  • Examine existing ZT tools/technologies/architectures and recommend enhancements.

  • Assess ZT implementation in an objective network, and assess ZT components.

  • Using the DoD Cybersecurity Architecture Review (DoDCAR) process, NIST SP 800-207, MITRE ATT&CK framework, and industry best practices, analyze and identify the thread gaps and the resulting changes to explore enhancements to the customer’s MLS and ZTA solution.

  • Explore, analyze, and report on applications as well as complementary and alternative MLS and ZT solutions, and identify other areas for improvement in the customer’s baseline.

  • Perform gap and trade-off analyses to weigh the potential benefits of integrating the proposed changes and outline relative risk and benefit to community of interest operations.

  • Develop a test schedule and test criteria for viable MLS and ZT alternatives.

  • Execute testing on MLS and ZT alternatives IAW the developed test plan and criteria.

  • Analyzes system designs for risks to data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.


  • Bachelors and 18+ years of experience, Masters and 16+ years, or PhD and 15+ years of experience

  • Experience integrating and/or supporting multiple computing systems, including RHEL, classified Linux and Windows networks, VMWare, Virtual Machines, etc.

  • Experience in developing test plans and criteria for commercial products.

  • Able to rapidly research and experiment on relevant commercial solutions in a lab environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Responsive and reliable.

Preferred Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • Experience and familiarity in available commercial solutions enabling MLS and/or incorporating ZT tenets.

  • Familiarity with DoDCAR process, NIST SP 800-207, and MITRE ATT&CK framework.


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 For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability