Software Design Engineer (Modeling and Simulation) - 26696 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2018
  • Job ID:
    26696

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Position Summary:

The Modeling and Simulation Software Developer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of behavior models, architecture, user interface, utilities and development environment to meet Navy Service Program Manager objectives. The Developer will work on a suite of warfighter simulation systems called the Navy Training Baseline (NTB). They’ll work with and design, architect, develop and produce a core simulation technology, an integrating architecture, an enterprise dashboard and a middleware transport program, all of which have been used by the core of Navy training in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).  Each technology represents a highly efficient and representative synthetic environment in which the warfighters can train as they fight.

NCTE Software Development provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support and in-service engineering support to US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets. The NCTE Software Development team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.


Duties and Responsibilities:

This developer, receiving prioritized requirements from the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Software Development Lead, works with end users to achieve robust, maintainable and effective simulation and supports the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure.  The developer will be required to work with a team of developers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support NTB. Primary development is done on Red Hat Linux platforms using C/C++ or Java and incorporates web technologies such as ActiveMQ (JMS) and ExtJS.  Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information.  The team utilizes Agile/Scrum techniques for team collaboration and development. Git is the primary revision control system. Every developer contributes to enhancing the automated testing suite.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline plus 2-4 years of directly related experience. 
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong background in C, Java and C++ development is desired.
  • Javascript experience is a plus
  • Related technical certifications may be required.
  • Simulation/HLA and Modeling & Simulation (M&S) experience a plus.
  • Two years of professional experience in M&S system design is desired.
  • Two years of professional experience with development in a Linux/UNIX environment is desired. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required. 
  • Military domain experience is a plus. 
  • On-site support required.  Interface with customers on a daily basis.
  • Shell scripting is a plus.
  • System interface development experience is a plus.


Security:  Must be a US Citizen, currently hold and able to maintain a US Secret Security Clearance


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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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