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Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Job ID: 2117926
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, 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

Description

SAIC is seeking a Sr. Modeling & Simulation Engineer to support the Missile Defense Modeling and Simulation team in Arlington, VA.

 

The Modeling and Simulation (M&S) engineer/analyst will support the customer in a fast paced environment with simulation-driven assessments and products. Candidate would participate on multidisciplinary study teams and perform the following activities: study planning; model setup and execution; data extraction and analysis.
 
The candidate will be expected to

  • Apply M&S tools in order to provide the critical analytic underpinnings and timely insights necessary for informed Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) decision-making. 
  • Utilize and develop our M&S tools to support missile defense system engineering activities including: element design, performance evaluation, concept exploration, concept of operations (CONOPs) development, asset siting, adversarial threat sensitivities, countermeasures, and test & evaluation.
  • Candidate will be expected to analyze current and future missile defense architectures and system concepts in all phases of flight. Includes, but not limited to the following: Global Hawk, fourth/fifth generation fighters, and JLENS; ground systems such as C2BMC, GBI, SM3, THAAD, PATRIOT, sensors such as AN/TPY-2, AN/SPY-1, Cobra Dane, UEWRS, Sea Based X Band Radar (SBX), and ballistic threat systems (i.e., SRBM, MRBM, IRBM, ICBM, HGV), with associated countermeasure packages.
  • Candidate will assess Enhanced Kill Vehicles (EKVs), seekers and kill enhancement concepts, and systems to help determine future investment paths.
  • In addition, candidate may conduct performance analyses of real world events, including assessment of sensor viewing, location of mobile missile defense assets, and calculation of the probability of engagement success of threat ballistic missiles, rockets and re-entry vehicles. 

 
SAIC's has been a leader supporting the IAMD community for more than thirty years, beginning with the engineering behind President Reagan's vision of the Strategic Defense Initiative for ballistic missile defense and the OSD/USAF Air Defense Initiative. SAIC's involvement in IAMD covers performance analysis, technology recommendations, advanced sensor concepts, emerging architecture evaluation, and systems engineering/integration. SAIC's M&S tools span the spectrum from very high fidelity engineering tools to perform component assessments to force-on-force level simulations to examine architecture level performance. Our engineering support to the IAMD community includes MDA, JIAMDO, OSD, Services, CoComs, STRATCOM, and DARPA. Today we are integral members of the team defining and testing the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). 
 

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in BMDS and/or IAMD
  • Experience in computer programming and best practices

Desired Skills/Experience:
·    A programming background with MATLAB, C++, or Fortran is a plus.
·    Knowledge in physics, aerospace engineering, and/or flight dynamics is a plus
·    Knowledge of Linux/Unix commands would be helpful, but not required
·    Knowledge work of radar, signal processing, control theory, and/or optics
·    Experience writing technical briefings and papers would be helpful, but not required
·    Time management skills and able to work in a team

 



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.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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