Modeling and Simulation Engineer - ASL - Open Rank (Hybrid)

Submit Resume ID: 499235
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Aeronautics, Algorithm Development, High Performance Computing, Electronic Warfare, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, Sensors Integration, Software Development/Design, System Engineering, Aerospace, Avionics, Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics/Science, ISR & Tactical Systems

Project/Unit Description

The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) Systems Integration Division (SID) supports systems integration, system design, and product development projects for the Department of Defense (DoD) manned and unmanned systems. SID researches military systems specializing in avionics, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, intelligence systems, and tactical communication/datalink systems. The SID team's engineering roles include Systems Engineering, Algorithm Engineering, Datalink Engineering, and Embedded Software Engineering.

Job Purpose

The Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Engineer works closely with research, development, and testing teams to combine simulation modeling with data analytics in order to provide recommendations to optimize system designs in support of current and future research, development, and testing efforts. Specifically, the M&S Engineer is responsible for constructing computer simulation models, verifying and validating simulation models, performing simulation experiments to predict system behaviors, providing solutions to project stakeholders, and improving systems and processes. The M&S Engineer is familiar with important M&S concepts and techniques, constantly keeps abreast of new tool and language developments, and is familiar with a wide range of both open source and proprietary modeling and simulation tools, frameworks, and environments, such as AFSIM, AnyLogic, Arena, ExtendSim, OpenFoam, OpenModelica, NetLogo, etc. In addition to tools, an M&S Engineer should be aware of many of the core M&S techniques – such as discrete event simulation, continuous simulation, agent-based modeling, distributed simulation, and conceptual modeling. At higher levels, the M&S Engineer/Specialist guides and conducts modeling, simulation, and analysis activities which includes eliciting requirements from stakeholders to support the design and implementation of M&S frameworks, computer simulation models, and simulation experiments. Furthermore, the M&S Engineer is responsible for ensuring that models and simulations are designed according to M&S best practices and standards as well as for flexibility to support future modeling needs and enhancements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct sponsor engagement and facilitate product or system requirements gathering and analysis.
  • Develop critical M&S inputs, including framework definition, requirements analysis, synthesis, systems analysis and implementation.
  • Conduct product or system design analysis translating requirements into valid models and experimental designs for systems of moderate complexity.
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes. 
  • Analyze product or system functionality as defined by requirements.
  • Implement approaches that foster reusability of existing M&S expressions.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop simulations to exercise and validate system-level design.
  • Develop simulations integrating with the software development pipeline to support continuous integration.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience developing simulation software.
  • Experience designing and implementing simulation scenarios.
  • Experience integrating simulations with systems and software development pipelines.
  • Experience developing simulations in C++ or similar languages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Experience with AFSIM.
  • Experience with developing simulations utilizing GPUs.
  • Experience with AI/ML.
  • Experience simulating vehicle motion, EO/IR sensors, RF sensors, communication systems, threat systems, and environmental features.

Travel Requirements

  • 10% - 25% travel.

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, any technical related degree.
  • 3 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, any technical related degree.
  • 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, any technical related degree.

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Equal Employment Opportunity

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