Senior Software Design Engineer - 28036 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/15/2019

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Position Summary:

Under minimal supervision, performs programming and software development to support national security space modeling, simulation, and ­­analysis. Participates in the performance and suitability development and evaluations of space and multi-domain CONOPS, systems, and hardware.

 Duties and Responsibilities:           

  • Support senior physicists and analysts in creating models, simulations, and analysis tools to support national security space analysis activities. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluations alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.  Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include:  concept, design, and operations.
  • Identify, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
  • Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of senior technical personnel. 
  • Provides some technical guidance and oversight to entry level technical staff and may act as a technical lead for limited aspects of a project.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques relevant to solving problems in the field of orbital mechanics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of principles associated with AI, big data analytics, ML, and game theory desired.
  • Software: STK/Astrogator, GMAT, ODTK, GAT, Astrodynamics Standards, SOAP, Pro Engineer.
  • Programming: MATLAB, Python, C++, C, Parallel Computing, UNIX/Linux. Julia and IDL experience desired,


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience.  Degree must be in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline.
  • Experience in supporting modeling, simulation, and analysis of national security space related problems.
  • Experience in programming to support AI and ML desired.




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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