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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

DevOps Software Engineer

San Diego, California, United States of America
Closing date: 30 July 2024

Job Description:

As an DevOps Engineer, you will be an early employee of the new innovation organization within Saab, Skapa. You’ll be creating tools and techniques for building scalable architecture, helping develop cutting edge artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions, and be part of a team building best in class software.

As part of the team, you’ll be both supporting development and enhancement of an existing SaaS machine learning platform, as well as developing new applications across Saab. This will involve interacting with teams building diverse software and hardware applications across a large range of domains, with the chance to make a huge impact across the company and its customers.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and improving processes to secure and deploy an existing Saab SaaS platform
  • Helping the team build, improve, and deploy prototypes for new AI/ML solutions across Saab, Inc.
  • Solving security issues and maintaining software compliance for DoD Authority To Operate (ATO)
  • Hands on keyboard technical at least 85% of your time
  • Interacting with other groups and engineers across Saab, Inc.

Compensation Range: $132,800-$172,700

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:


  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance and be a U.S. Citizen.
  • High interest in supporting innovative projects requiring the ability to rapidly learn new tools, languages, and application domains
  • Experience securing cloud and on-premises software applications
  • Experience developing secure application deployment and CI/CD pipelines
  • Proficient software engineering skills in Python
  • Experience developing applications using modern databases, preferably Postgres, as well as caching mechanisms such as Redis
  • Testing and examining code written by others and analyzing results
  • Cloud provider deployment experience
  • Experience with the Linux environment (Ubuntu, RHEL) and the command line
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics or related discipline.


  • Experience with code and container scanning, issue remediation, STIGs
  • Experience with infrastructure/deployment on AWS
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with testing and continuous integration
  • MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics or related discipline.
  • Active US Government Security Clearance

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.