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Modeling and Simulation Engineer

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Job ID: 2120363
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

The US Air Force is procuring a critical and complex Space and Ground system to meet operational and tactical collection needs not currently met with airborne and surface deployed sensors.  This program emphasizes rapid schedule and complex interfaces.  The system design involves schedule automation, challenging collection and processing timelines, and ad-hoc tasking.  The specified system is unique compared with traditional, overhead remote sensing programs.  SAIC is the Systems Integrator for this complex program.

SAIC is seeking a Modeling and Simulation Engineer for an exciting and innovative complex space and ground effort. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated system engineering and integration skills to bring major space systems and associated ground elements from concept to an operational enterprise. Position is located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active Top Secret Clearance.

Roles and responsibilities potentially include:

  • Develop modeling and simulation tools and/or use industry tools to assist with analysis of complex, technical problems relating to a wide variety of spacecraft and systems
  • Work side-by-side with existing subject matter experts in orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, sensors, optics, communications, and/or modeling and simulation
  • Work with the customer to explore new missions, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), and architectures to solve some of the hardest intelligence problems facing the nation
  • Develop algorithms to perform analysis and produce much-needed data products
  • Maintain and improve large scale simulations to support multiple missions
  • Integrate existing models from mission partners into simulations
  • Model dynamic agent behaviors
  • Evaluate complex results and determine engineering recommendations based on analysis
  • Quickly translate user needs into effective software solutions
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required

Areas of Technical Interest:

  • Electro-optical, communications, and radar sensor systems
  • Modeling & simulation software and software development
  • Satellite systems
  • Orbit determination
  • Systems Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Data Analytics
  • Image processing
  • Statistics

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and eigtheen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen years or more experience

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS clearance

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 18+ years work experience strongly desired; 9+ years of related experience in systems engineering required
  • Strong background and experience with Digital engineering, developing architectures using digital modeling and simulations of space and ground architectures
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams

Desired Education, Experience, and Qualifications:  

  • Experience modeling and simulating complex systems
  • Experience using modeling languages and tools such as C, Python, R, SQL, postgreSQL, linux, TCL/Tk, MATLAB, VB, and/or STK

 


 

 


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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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