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Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Job ID: 2116756
Location: AMHERST, NY, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
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: No
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Job Description


SAIC currently has an opening on their analysis team for a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Engineer/Analyst to provide support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Amherst, NY.  This is a fast paced working environment with simulation-driven assessments and products evaluating existing and conceptual missile defense systems performance and capability.  

  • The candidate will support systems engineering activities including: element design, performance evaluation, concept exploration, concept of operations development, asset siting, adversarial threat system sensitivities, countermeasures, and test & evaluation.  
  • Studies to help determine future investment paths for the MDA include assessment of sensor viewing, location of mobile and future missile defense assets, and successful interceptor engagement of threat missile systems (i.e., SRBM, MRBM, IRBM, ICBM, HGV).
  • The candidate will utilize and develop SAIC M&S tools to support these efforts and will be expected to perform one or more of the following: problem identification; study planning; data collection; data consolidation; model setup; model execution; data extraction; data analysis; study briefing generation and presentation.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience or relevant years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and interpersonal skills
  • Experience at self-starting, seeking solutions, and works well in a team environment

Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • Programming background in Python, MATLAB, C++, FORTRAN, Linux and/or Visual Basic for Applications
  • Experience in computer programming and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of physics, aerospace engineering and/or flight dynamics
  • Experience in writing technical briefings and papers
  • Experience in scripting for analysis purpose

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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