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Modeling & Simulation Solutions Architect

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Job ID: 202323
Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Remote Modeling and Simulation Solutions Architect while working from home providing support for our team in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

This job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

The principal activity will be to develop and conduct vehicle dynamics modeling, simulation, and analysis of systems and sub systems for current and next generation commercial and military ground vehicles. Vehicle dynamics modeling tasks will consist of development of virtual models to represent designs or existing vehicles, simulation setup, simulation conduct, analysis of results, and to support adjustment and validation of the models through proving ground test. Vehicle systems requiring modeling and simulation include: chassis, suspension, steering, power train, brakes, C5ISR, communications, and mission payload. You will be involved in the development and analysis of components, systems, and/or complete vehicles. Projects include modifications and improvements to existing vehicles, as well as development and evaluation (virtual and real world) of complete vehicle prototypes.

Essential Functions:

1. Closely work with senior US Government engineers and vehicle product developers to scope modeling and simulation architecture to include cloud based computing, physical integration labs, and virtualization.

2. Development of virtual vehicle and subsystem models

  • Physical measurements of existing vehicles and subsystems using scanners and other measurement devices.
  • Create test plans for quantification of sub-components and conduct tests, i.e. measurement of bushing force-deflection curves. Process data to develop lookup table files.
  • Measurement of CAD hard points and other outputs (component mass, mass moments of inertia etc.) to support virtual vehicle modeling. Exporting CAD files, integration of geometry into the modeling and simulation environment
  • Definition of hard points, connections, kinematics, mass properties, and vehicle components (engine, struts, tires, track systems etc.).

3. Setup virtual vehicle test runs

  • Setup of vehicle model parameterized values-weight, CG, tire pressure, driveline locks, track tension etc.
  • Course definition-topography, path, soil conditions.
  • Modification of driver controller to maintain selected path.

4. Simulation conduct

  • Selection of solver settings.
  • Debugging of failed runs.
  • Creation of batch files to allow overnight runs.

5. Analysis and presentation of results

  • Utilization of data processing tools within the modeling and simulation software suite, and scripts developed for data processing.
  • Exporting of data for further analysis, or transfer to data processing personnel.
  • Processing of data using excel, or other commercial data processing tools.
  • Creation of graphs, video clips, and photos for reports.

6. Report development and review.

7. Task management and status briefings.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering, related field, or equivalent work experience combined with college degree in associated field.

2. Twelve(12)+ years of related experience.

3. Strong interpersonal skills.

4. Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

5. Strong organizational and time management skills.

6. Strong verbal and written communication skills to support field reports/briefings.

7. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master's degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering

2. Knowledge of automotive fundamentals and vehicle systems

3. Experience with Pro/ENGINEER or similar modeling software packages

4. Experience with 3D scanning tools and software for generating point clouds, surface models, and parametric CAD geometry.

5. Experience with ADAMS, DADS, or similar dynamic analysis software packages

6. Experience with Nastran or similar general purpose FEA software packages

7. Familiar with Dytran, LS-DYNA, or similar software packages for analyzing complex nonlinear behavior

8. Experience with Matlab and Simulink


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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