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Modeling and Simulation Journeyman

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Job ID: 2208761
Location: KAISERSLAUTERN, RP, Germany
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mod/Sim Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a qualified technician Modeling and Simulation (M&S) support for the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. As the lead agent for M&S within the USAF, AFAMS gathers requirements, seeks out potential solutions, and integrates legacy and emerging M&S solutions across the USAF and the DoD. The USAF has an M&S initiative that focuses on providing simulation and synthetic training as the critical capability to augment live training, act as an enabler for critical decision-making, and enhance human performance. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

The role of this position is to support the USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center (UAWC) at Einsiedlerhof AS, Germany. The M&S support technician will:

  • Provide M&S services and support for all federations, models, and systems in preparation for, during, and after events, including but not limited to training of augmentation personnel; testing; configuration management; functional/operational support; system integration; troubleshooting/debugging; system software and hardware support; and database development, modification, and maintenance (including but not limited to unit, terrain, visual and entity databases). As used herein, “events” refers to all activities that require M&S services or support to include but are not limited to exercises; mission rehearsals; threat, functional, operational, risk reduction and integration tests; and training missions and events.
  • Identify and submit innovative M&S solutions to enhance existing capabilities.
  • Provide M&S support and expertise in the following domain / mission areas (potentially at multiple locations/instances simultaneously):
    • Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE)
    • Command and Control (C2) / Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intel (C4I) including Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS), Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS), Tactical Data Analysis and Connectivity System (TDACS), Integrated Command and Control (ICC), and Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI)
    • Multi Source Correlator Tracker (MSCT) and associated systems including CRC Suite systems (Battlespace Command and Control Center – Air Force (BC3-AF), Control and Reporting Center (CRC-CSP), SRI, Doctor J, DIS Filter)
    • Hybrid Integration Virtual Environment (HIVE)
    • LVC Network Control Suite (LNCS)
    • MQ-9 MJAT Stand Alone Trainer (MSAT)
    • F-35 Effects-Based Simulator (EBS)
    • Advanced Simulation Technology Inc. (ASTi) Server (VOISUS)
    • Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Simulation Systems
    • Threat Generator (TGx)
  • Provide support for all models, maps, underlays, and terrain databases in preparation for, during, and after events to include, but not limited to, creating three-dimensional (3D) terrain databases, and improving existing terrain databases and graphics.
  • Identify and submit innovative M&S solutions to enhance existing capabilities.
  • For the domain / mission areas identified above, prepare, coordinate, and present briefings and lead discussions with a wide range of audiences as requested by the Government.
  • Identify instructional requirements and support course development based on inputs provided by UAWC.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience or 9 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Security + certification.
  • Expert-level knowledge and experience in at least one of the following systems, and familiar with all of the following systems: ACE-IOS, MUSE/AFSERS, ViPRS, MACE, MSAT, NGTS, EBS, SGS, ASTi, iSIM, WebUMUC/Insight and FFEADs.
  • Degree in Computer Science or a comparable computer related or IT degree.
  • 5+ years of M&S and/or technical work experience.  (Senior)
  • Experience with Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE).
  • Experience with MQ-9 MJAT Stand Alone Trainer.
  • Experience with Multi Source Correlator Tracker (MSCT) and associated systems including CRC Suite systems (Battlespace Command and Control Center – Air Force (BC3-AF), Control and Reporting Center (CRC-CSP), SRI, Doctor J, DIS Filter).
  • Experience with Advanced Simulation Technology Inc. (ASTi) Server (VOISUS).
  • Highly proficient in and shall possess the necessary certifications and credentials needed to effectively operate the M&S federations, models, systems, and their associated components.
  • Experience working in a distributed environment using both Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) protocols.
  • Understanding of TCP/User Datagram Protocol (UDP) network communication.
  • Understanding of Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast networking.
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have active Secret Clearance


Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with LVC simulations and distributed training, NGA Imagery, and 3D Models
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows and/or Linux system administration and scripting.
  • Experience developing engineering network solutions and technical diagrams, as well as providing port and protocol information for specified systems.
  • Experience with M&S federation tools such as Joint Simulation Protocol Analyzer (JSPA), DIS-Filter, JLVC Analysis Workstation (JAWS), and Perspective.
  • Experience working in both a Joint Live Virtual Confederation (JLVC) and Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) environment. Experience working with a JLVC tree router and Real Time Infrastructure (RTI).
  • Familiarity with VMWare and the creation and use of virtual machines.
  • Familiarity with Oracle database management and experience with Structured Query Language queries.
  • Proficient using MS Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams.
  • Experience with F-35 Effects Based Simulator (EBS).
  • Experience working in a virtual computing environment.
  • Experience using networking tools such as Wireshark and Netlink.


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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