Scientist Sr Principal - 26848 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary

The Joint Staff J7 Data Strategy lead provides program vision and technical standards level guidance to the team that develops and deploys the enterprise data services and training repositories that support Joint Training activities. Joint Training requires data to define the operational environment including terrain, geospatial, force structure, logistics, unit & platform characteristics, weapons and sensor parametrics, human geography, weather and bathymetry.

Duties and Responsibilities          

Designs and guides the establishment of standards within the program to ensure a unified approach to data products and capabilities that eliminates redundancy and improves overall efficiency.

Engages external communities to encourage alignment to common standards that improve interoperability within the joint training communities and the DoD training community at large.

Promotes standards and tools developed within JSJ7 to user communities and development programs to encourage adoption of JSJ7 capabilities and reduces desire to drive towards duplicative technology.

Evolves internal development efforts and data standards to meet current training audience needs and incorporate latest industry technologies.

Education and Experience

Masters’s degree in a related field plus 12 to 15 years of directly related experience. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Ability to comprehend and present complex technical capabilities to audiences of varied levels of technical understanding.

15 years of professional experience in M&S or DoD software system design is desired.

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required. 

Military domain experience is a plus. 

Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Security:  Must hold and maintain, at minimum, an Active Secret security clearance.


Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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