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Software Design Engineer - 27531 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of moderately complex software application programs in support of 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          

Supports 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.

Works as a team member in identifying, analyzing and resolving system design weaknesses.

Performs all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards.

Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

Performs in the analysis and development of test plans. Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections.

Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on technical deliverables under guidance of senior technical personnel. 

Takes technical guidance and oversight from senior program and technical staff.

Authors or assists in the writing and/or presentation of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), project or task plans, system specifications manuals, technical reports and user manuals.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree plus 2-4 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 is desired.

Experience in programming to support AI and ML desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques relevant to solving problems in the field of orbital mechanics.

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.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

No issues precluding eligibility for a TS/SCI level 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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