Principal Engineer Systems Modeling Simulation

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The System Performance Modeling (SPM) team has an immediate need for an engineer with C++ software experience to support the development of constructive and real time Modeling and Simulation (M&S) applications. This position will require the ability to develop threat laydowns and simulation capabilities representing advanced weapon system concepts and implement those concepts in C++ using object-oriented design techniques. Development utilizes the
Analytic Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling (AFSIM) toolkit. AFSIM is a government-approved, C++ simulation framework for use in constructing engagement and mission-level analytic simulations for the Operations Analysis community. The objective of AFSIM simulations is the assessment of new system concepts and designs with advanced capabilities not easily assessed within traditional engagement and mission level simulations. Development activities may include modeling weapon kinematics, integrated air defense systems, non-kinetic effects, sensor systems, electronic warfare systems, communications networks, advanced tracking, correlation, and fusion algorithms, and automated tactics and battle management capabilities at various levels of access. Additional activities associated with this position include the development of visualizations for the AFSIM-based Integrated
Development Environment for Analysis and Simulation (IDEAS) and the Visual Environment for Scenario Preparation and Analysis (VESPA).

The successful candidate possesses an engineering background combined with experience in mathematical modeling and a solid background in object-oriented software design methodologies and programming using C++. Academic or practical experience in fields such as aerodynamics, kinematics, guidance and control, DIS/HLA, electronic warfare, radar, infrared
sensors, and/or communications systems would be a plus.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) (e.g. Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering or other related degree) with 5 years of related professional experience or a Master's degree with 3 years of related experience.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Secret Clearance(U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite).
- Experience in mathematical modeling and a solid background in object-oriented software design methodologies and programming using C++.
- General knowledge of software programming languages and databases and the ability to apply to software domain. Programming languages encompass higher order languages, auto-coded languages and assembly languages.
- General knowledge of real-time target environments, including processor and network architectures, communication protocols, simulation frameworks and electrical interfaces.
- Ability to build, integrate and troubleshoot software components.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Extensive, specialized knowledge of software programming languages and databases and the ability to apply to the software domain. Specifically programming languages that encompass higher order languages, auto-coded languages and assembly languages are a plus.
- Extensive, specialized knowledge of general and real-time software development and testing tools, capability and usage. Real-time tool examples include cross compilers, target debuggers and test/performance instrumentation.
- Extensive, specialized knowledge of domains, characteristics, constraints and products that require real-time software and influence architecture, requirements, interfaces, designs, and integration/test approaches. Real-time domain examples include control systems, human interfaces and signal processing. Examples of characteristics and constraints
that impact real-time software include hardware/software timing, sizing, bandwidth, optimization and synchronization.
Examples of products include aircraft, missiles, airborne/shipboard/space systems/ground-based operational systems and real-time support systems such as simulators and training systems.
- Extensive, specialized knowledge of real-time target environments, including processor and network architectures, communication protocols, simulation frameworks and electrical interfaces. Ability to build, integrate and troubleshoot software components.

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