Systems Engineer (Surface Integrator) - 26404 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/28/2018
  • Job ID:
    26404

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Summary

The Training Systems Integrator is a member of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Integrated Systems Division (ISD) engineering staff in support of the Navy Training Baseline (NTB), Navy Trainers, and the NCTE.  The ISD provides systems engineering solutions for the integration of NCTE live, virtual and constructive simulation technologies in support of US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets training and certification requirements.   USFF and the Numbered Fleets conduct synthetic training and mission certification events between pierside ships, ships underway, virtual trainers and training centers during Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) events.

The Training Systems Integrator performs engineering and project management activities in order to provide integrated solutions for distributed simulations and trainers operating within the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Training Systems Integrator has the following duties and responsibilities:
 

 • Functions as project manager and lead integration engineer for projects involving integration of simulations or trainers within the NCTE.  Responsible for all scheduling aspects and deconflicts against all other ISD related responsibilities.  Keeps all other engineering functions within the organization (i.e. networks, operations, information assurance, software development) informed of all implications of the integration event to the NCTE.
• Leads, via an Integrated Project Team (IPT), NCTE software development resources in cases where integration work requires additional software functionality in NCTE core simulations (e.g. JSAF, JBUS).
• Familiar with the NCTE Interoperability Standard (NIS) and as such, provides advice and guidance to external simulation/trainer engineers so they are able to create systems that function correctly within the NCTE.
• Periodically fills the role of technical lead in support of specific training exercises.  In this role, the Integration Engineer is the liaison between the NCTE M&S Operations Event Lead and the engineering department and is responsible for identifying and responding to simulation problems, notifying leadership of issues and coordinating with engineering resources to correct or work around the problem in order to ensure training success.

• Represents the NCTE Interoperability Working Group (IWG) for all domain related aspects.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline plus 3 to 5 years of directly related experience is required.
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.  Experience working with Navy systems and/or commands desirable but not mandatory.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities


•         Should possess a thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and be able to use advanced capabilities of these systems


•         Networking concepts, architectures, and transport technologies like TCP/IP


•         Network troubleshooting both physical and logic


•         Ability to utilize network and distributed modeling & simulation tools such as Wireshark, PLEXSYS, and SIMDIS


•         Knowledge of Distributed Simulation protocols such as High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)


•         Familiarization with HLA Federation Object Model (FOM) architecture and/or Object Oriented Design (OOD) concepts and techniques


•         Knowledge of Navy C4I tactical systems such as Link 16 and GCCS


•         Ability to analyze and troubleshoot distributed simulation problems and provide acceptable solutions or corrections


•         Ability to provide technical project leadership, establish milestones, estimate resources, and other project management skills


•         Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills


•         CompTIA Security + and Linux+ certifications are required for the position and special consideration may be given for candidates with these certifications. If candidate does not already possess these certifications, training and certification exam will be provided for the right candidate.

Security

Must currently hold and be able to maintain a US Secret clearance

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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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