Modeling and Simulation Engineer - GTRI-ACL-Onsite

Submit Resume ID: 499515
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems, Electronic Warfare, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Military Vehicles, Modeling/Simulation, Robotics/Automated Systems, System Engineering, Testing, Aerospace, Sensors/Optics, Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics/Science, ISR & Tactical Systems, Threat Systems


The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry. GTRI's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry.   

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Project/Unit Description

GTRI’s Advanced Warfighting Technologies Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory seeks qualified candidates for the position of Modeling and Simulation Engineer. This position involves supporting wargaming and decision-making optimization for future ground maneuver warfare preparation through the modeling and simulation process. Qualified candidates will have experience in the Advanced Framework for Modeling and Simulation (AFSIM), One Semi-Automated Forces (OneSAF),or other similar software and physics-based modeling and simulation toolsets. The Advanced Warfighting Technologies Division engages in research related to counter-proliferation technologies, special operations enablers, and advanced ground maneuver concepts. AWTD provides technology development and tactical analysis for countering weapons of mass destruction, threat assessment and wargaming of ground maneuver and asymmetric warfare, and rapid technology integration and prototyping for rapid reaction warfighting capabilities for the U.S. Government and other sponsors.

The Advanced Concepts Laboratory develops tailored solutions for a broad range of national security challenges through disciplined application of physics- and effects-based modeling to realizable systems, augmented with prototype development and testing. ACL’s research thrusts extend across domains, and include bio-, chemical-, RF-,  and optical-sensor physics; materials science and engineering; electromagnetic theory, computation, structures, and measurements; electronic warfare techniques and applications; operational scenario modeling and simulation; traditional and asymmetric threat analysis; and ground maneuver warfare

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

  • 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
  • Contribute to 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

  • Lead and conduct research and development in the area of modeling and simulation of government-owned simulation frameworks. Specifically AFSIM and OneSAF.
  • Develop software applications using C++, Java, MATLAB, Python, and other industry-standard languages
  • Develop tools, technologies, and processes to support the analysis of national defense-related systems and scenarios
  • Implement software development and configuration management best practices and coding standards
  • Participate in technical meetings with GTRI and sponsor personnel
  • Collaborate with sponsors, engineering teams, and project directors to ensure project deliverables and requirements are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field of study
  • Knowledge of at least one (2) of the following: C++, Java, Python, MATLAB
  • Experience in writing technical papers and presenting technical material
  • At least two (2) years of professional experience in one of the following: software development, network and data management, hardware/software integration, artificial intelligence/machine learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in one of the following: software development, network and data management, hardware/software integration, artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Experience or expertise in Wargaming and/or Military Ground Maneuver Concepts/Operations
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Previous Military experience

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

  • 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Modeling and Simulation, or related field of study
  • 0 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Modeling and Simulation, or related field of study

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:

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