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Senior Joint Synthetic Environment Planner Engineer

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Job ID: 2116147
Location: PEARL CITY, HI, United States
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mod/Sim Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Joint Synthetic Planner / Engineer to join our team in support of work taking place at the USINDOPACOM and the K. Mark Takai Pacific Warfighting Center on Oahu, Hawaii.  The successful candidate provides subject matter expertise and technical/operational support in the areas of joint modeling and simulation (M&S), Joint Live Virtual Constructive (JLVC) Solutions, exercise design, event technical architectures, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems, issue coordination/resolution, event tests development, and event execution. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates across operational planners, technical planners and engineers, simulation center experts, range experts, and Service representatives to identify requirements for joint simulations in support of Field Training Exercises and other exercises/events, as identified. 
  • Leads sub-working groups, virtual collaboration forums, and drafts Joint M&S working group products, plan of action, and milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Identifies issues and resolution, gaps, and capability shortfalls, and designs joint architecture and JLVC solutions to meet event objectives and advance USINDOAPCOM Joint Exercise Program. 
  • Archives event information to build concepts and capabilities across multiple exercises and assist USINDOPACOM J32 leadership document and advance next-generation architecture and systems solutions.
  • Responsible for building, maintaining, and operating Joint Live Virtual and Constructive (JLVC) and C4I systems and architectures, in coordination with other stakeholders, to plan and execute FTXs and other events and training activities as identified. 
  • Performs duties as part of Simulation/Technical Control Cell during test events and execution.
  • Must understand Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC) and translate operational requirements into JLVC capabilities, working with operators and technicians to achieve organizational and event goals. 
  • Assist with event scenario development and associated activities to add value and enhance current exercises with JLVC solutions and new technologies.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Teamwork:  Builds event plans, products and works well with others to accomplish exercise or training event objectives;  Shares best practices, expertise and SOPs, and builds a team environment to enable the organization and team to resolve challenges, conflicts, and problems; Leads efforts and is a positive force within the J32 and event support environment.
  • Leadership: Forms working groups and teams during event support (planning and execution), facilitates stakeholder cross-walks, synthetic environment requirements, and provides insight and updates to leadership to drive solutions, timelines, and project/event success.
  • Customer-focused:  Engaging stakeholders, planners, and SMEs in all phases of the JELC;  Professional, promptly addresses questions, problems, and issues while keeping the team and leadership informed of the situation and any insights learned.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience supporting distributed simulation environments for wargames and training exercises; Four (4) additional years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years experience developing integration and execution plans, SOPs, system diagrams, and other technical documentation
  • Must have experience developing BOMs, and HW/SW specs
  • The ideal candidate possesses experience developing architectural products for delivering JLVC capabilities and Joint Enablers in a distributed, multi-facility/range environment.
  • Must have experience building simulation and C4I systems for use during wargames, exercises, and technical events
  • Must have knowledge and experience performing tests during set up for EFT, EOT, and ECG Training to ensure proper operations at STARTEX.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse team of engineers, IT professionals, and operators.
  • Clearance Requirement: Top Secret clearance required with ability to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.



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