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Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Job ID: 199261
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mod/Sim Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


Join SAIC’s Information Technology (IT) Support Services Team in the Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) of the US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) Communications Directorate (A6). This opportunity places you at the tip of the spear for Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Cyber Security, and Defensive Cyber Operations supporting the warfighter in the Southwest Asia area.


USAFCENT is the air component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a regional unified command. USAFCENT, in concert with its coalition, joint and interagency partners, delivers decisive air and space power on behalf of USCENTCOM for the security and stability of the Southwest Asia (SWA) region. The USAFCENT NOSC delivers cyberspace command and control (C2) superiority to the warfighter by engineering, implementing, securing, managing, operating and maintaining USAFCENT’s Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPRNet), USCENTCOM Partner Networks (CPN-X), and associated C2 networks, systems and services.


The USAFCENT NOSC executes the full-spectrum of IT services management and operations for USAFCENT networks 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week (24/7); and is tasked by USCENTCOM to provide information assurance (IA) boundary intrusion detection and intrusion prevention for USCENTCOM components. Comprised of NOSC operations, operations support, cybersecurity, network engineering, and command support functions, the USAFCENT NOSC plans, engineers, installs, integrates, operates and maintains, protects and manages enterprise-wide network and systems architecture, infrastructure and services; and provides enterprise-level oversight to its subordinate and supported communications support activities.


Candidates will be working at Shaw AFB, SC and/or Lackland AFB, TX. Frequent temporary duty (TDY) and/or deployment travel to OCONUS locations in the USCENTCOM AOR is required to support sustainment, site surveys, installations, upgrades, integration, testing, troubleshooting and other mission-related requirements.


The candidate for this position provides solutions to a variety of technical problems, of moderate scope and complexity, where analysis of situations or data requires a review of the variety of factors through the frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques, receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives, and directs established guidelines, procedures and policies.

Modeling & Simulation Engineer:
  • Performs analysis applying appropriate scientific and engineering processes and modeling techniques to the life-cycle development of systems.

  • Performs analysis and trade-off studies related to operational issues, and reviews test plans to ensure MOEs address operational requirements using modeling and simulation tools and techniques.

  • Reviews plans for system integration, operation, and maintenance and assists in the development of training for operational personnel.

  • Applies operations research methodology to defining and formulating economic analyses and related benefit, cost, and risk studies.

Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize modeling and simulation tools to develop network models from existing network architectures using collected network management data.

  • Develop and run simulations to analyze the impact of technology integrations and changes in network architecture.

  • Research and design wide area networks either as new networks or to modify existing networks. Design and implementation must be fully documented with engineering plans to detail the complete process from inception to activation.

  • Recommend appropriate changes/resolutions in response to tactical and strategic trend analysis derived from network and systems models.

  • Support network troubleshooting and enhancement efforts by identifying sub-standard network and/or application configurations and behavior.

  • Manage and configure advanced network management toolset to collect data.

  • Develop and update IT systems concept of operations and engineering plans.




Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience.  In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of additional experience is required.  In addition the following certifications or skills are required: Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, MCP – Server, Firewall, MCSA, CCNP, and ITIL Foundation.

Desired Qualifications


ITIL 4 Foundation certification or any ITIL v3 Intermediate certification. Any equivalent IAT-II certification, if not the certification listed above.


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

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