Space Modeling Software Architect - 32670 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/2/2021

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Job Description

The U.S. Government Office in Albuquerque NM is executing research and development to explore novel architectures for future US Government space systems has a need for a Spce Modeling Software Architect with a deep and broad technical modeling and simulation development and analysis background.


  • Must have broad exposure to modeling tools and analysis techniques for space systems engineering, data analytics, remote sensing, space domain awareness, agile software development, machine learning, artificial intelligence, graph theory, game theory, agent-based discrete-event modeling and simulation (including wargaming), and intelligence analysis.
  • The individual should have a deep understanding and experience in software engineering geared to support these subject matter areas.
  • Must be able to work with large and small teams and coordinate complicated sets of technical requirements across disparate activities and be able to discover and create overarching software solutions from a broad set of requirements.
  • Will work closely with USG customers to coordinate and execute a wide array of technical efforts that are coordinated under a unifying vision.
  • The Software Architect needs to have capabilities across technical and project management areas and will plan, lead and coordinate multi-disciplined software and IT activities to successfully deliver advanced modeling, simulation, and analytical capabilities
  • The person will have to balance top-down and bottom-up approaches to solve extremely challenging problems.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, Astronomy or a related field is required with 4-8 years related software and modeling experience.
  • Firm understanding of the existing breadth and depth of available software tools and development environments for the problems under consideration
  • Background or firm understanding of space systems operation, engineering, advanced modeling and simulation development.
  • Must have a firm understanding of machine learning, artificial intelligence, graph theory, and game theory.
  • Background or firm understanding of Wargaming environments.
  • Demonstrated experience with agile software development
  • Experience with more than one modern software development environments, such as Python, and comfortable implementing quick-turnaround, proof of concept codes/scripts in such environments
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, and other data analytic environments, STK, SOAP, AFSIM, ATLAS, Freeflyer or other industry analytical tools

An active TS/SCI clearance is REQUIRED or held within the last year

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info


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