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Fighter SME

Job ID: 2218554
Location: KIRTLAND AFB, NM, United States
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


The National Security Group of SAIC is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Fighter Employment to design and support exercises at the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB, NM.  The Fighter SME will support four Virtual Flags (VF) annually, one involving coalition partners, specialize warfighter-focused-events (WFE), C2 weapons school training and other events with specialized training objectives.  The SME will support planning meetings, develop and execute test plans, develop scenarios, and ensure internal systems are functional prior to event execution. During execution, the SME will provide credible expertise in fighter mission areas for white force execution, operation of environment generators and virtual systems identified in government directions document (DD).  The SME will be familiar with mission planning systems (PFPS/JMPS) and be able to learn environment generation systems, participate in scenario review to ensure desired exercise learning objectives are achievable.  

Desired Capabilities:

The fighter subject matter expert. Experienced, fighter aircrew to work as part of an integrated engineering and operational SME team, to provide operational, tactical, and analytical expertise for the planning and execution of DMOC warfighter training, testing, and experimentation exercises/events.  Additionally, this effort supports Live, Virtual and Constructive system development and operational exercise support within a synthetic battlespace


  • Participate in Virtual Flag (or other exercises) scenario development and generation for the fighter weapon systems to achieve desired learning, training, and operational objective, integrating Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).
  • Support the development of exercise Comber Plans Division (CPD) documents including Air Tasking Orders (ATO), Airspace Coordination Orders (ACO), coordination cards, communication cards, Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), SPINS, aircraft SCLS, etc.
  • Design and evaluate scenarios and simulator engine replication of the scenario to meet the training/desire Learning objectives
  • Coordinate support and execute system integration testing.
  • Operate selected constructive simulators, within the DMOC, to support site/system integration and Virtual Flag/other exercise scenario executions. 



  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a fighter aircrew member with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, or a related discipline; or three (3) years of experience with a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, or related discipline
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Understand exercise design, development and training principles associate with AFTTP mission threads.
  • Familiar with ATOs, ACOs, SPINs, TNLs, ACP, AOD, RTL, JMSEL, etc.
  • Experienced with Mission Planning tools (PFPS, JMPS, Falcon View, etc.) 
  • Clearance Required:  Active DOD Secret

Desired Experience:

  • 4.5 or 5th generation fighter experience.
  • Mission Commander qualified USAF Weapons Instructor Course Graduate
  • DMO experience working with Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) assets
  • Experience with environment generators (e.g. Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) and Distributive Information Warfare Constructive Environment (DICE))
  • Technical writing and test reporting

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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