Engineer, Software - Military veterans preferred

2019-01-14
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Ft Sam Houston
Texas
United States

The Database Manager serves as a member of the Mission Training Complex (MTC) Team supporting Ft Sam Houston, TX. The mission of the MTC is to provide simulation and models training, subject matter expertise, over-the-shoulder training, production of exercise/event materials to include after action reviews (AAR) and lessons learned, providing exercise/event analysis in support of simulation enhanced training/tactical gaming and other directed training, and operating simulation clients during testing and exercises. Because the FSH MTC has a diverse customer training base (AMEDDC&S, active and RC Medical units, ARNG, ARNORTH, ARSOUTH, etc) with unique requirements and missions the key to the MTC staff’s success is the ability to respond to unknown or changing requirements, missions sets (DSCA, Theater Cooperation Support (TSC), tactical medical training) and role playing expertise. The MTC is a training enabler in this process that provides simulation and/or Battle Command System (BCS) stimulation to drive the training.

Specifically, the employee builds and manages databases for all current and future simulations and simulation federations (JCATS, JDLM, etc), in support of training exercises. Assists in the development of simulation databases, recommending simulation efforts and prioritizing simulation training requirements to meet stated exercise training objectives. Coordinates directly with other civilian contractors. Monitors and controls development of war gaming and simulations to include those concepts and models affecting ARFORGEN and deploying units within various environments and across the operational continuum. Assists military and civilian staff personnel in development of simulation models and provides direction on simulations support to exercises. Supports scenario preparation and supervises data input to simulation models. Serves as the subject matter expert on the use and abilities of all constructive simulation models (normally of the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability – Entity Resolution Federation [JLCCTC-ERF] family of simulations) used by the MTC. Reviews output and results of exercises in order to revise models for improved performance and coordinates appropriate changes to the models as required. Develops war game scenarios, player indoctrination manuals, conducts player training sessions, and participates in games as a controller when required. Reviews results of gaming and simulations and translates symbolic outputs into military useful conclusions and recommendations. Provides advice on matters pertaining to decisions on the use of simulations/war games in support to MTC requirements. Performs systems analysis investigations, projects and related studies of new and advanced Army concepts affecting simulations applications. Makes programming modifications to training applications, as permitted. Coordinates all matters pertaining to development of training materials and scheduling of training to integrate simulations training for personnel to meet required training needs. Works in a highly intense information technology (IT) environment, and required to maximize the use of Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS), other Battle Command Systems, training aids, devices, simulations and simulators (TADSS), mission specific digital systems/tools, and other available IT assets in the conduct of mission support.

Qualifications:

Requires 5-8 years directly related training experience.  Prior software programming experience required. Experience with current Army constructive simulation models (JLCCTC-ERF) preferred.  .

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Advanced knowledge of relevant hardware, software, and other equipment as assigned. Some of these qualifications/competencies may include use of current Army Battle Command Systems, military models and simulations. Microsoft Office Skills including PowerPoint, Word, Access and Excel.

 
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.  Prior knowledge or experience with current Army constructive simulation models is desired.