Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Fort Meade
United States


SAIC has an immediate need for a Mid-Level Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Engineer to help solve challenging national security problems. The successful candidate will have experience analyzing space, ground and other-domain information and control system architectures.


Working in cross-discipline team, the Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Engineer will develop advanced models of information technology and industrial controls systems (ICS) components and cyber-physical systems (CPS); and build simulations, leveraging customer-provided high-performance computing capability to demonstrate impacts of cyber and cyber-physical attacks at scale.  Individual will develop, analyze, parse and reverse-engineer computer network and Wi-Fi/RF communication protocols; develop cross-domain strategies for increased security and resiliency of communication networks and critical infrastructure, working with researchers in other disciplines.  Perform other duties as assigned.  We are looking for innovative, creative, and highly motivated individuals to develop models and simulations that effectively capture system and system-of-systems effects in complex operational environments.


Primary responsibilities include

  • Support the team to design, develop, and verify simulations and analysis plans, as well as other work products such as gap analyses or Technical Performance Measures (TPM) assessments that enable key program and architectural decisions.
  • Generate analytical modeling solutions to assess enterprise performance, identify technology gaps, creating technology roadmaps, developing requirements and specifying the operational benefits of current and future concepts based on customer approved scenarios.
  • Support requirements development, system verification, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) development as well as work with system and mission analysts to ensure additional modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities meet operational mission requirements.
  • Develop modeling solutions for each phase of the find, fix, target, track, engage, and assess chain using sensor, effects, and communications technologies.
  • Develop algorithms, writing simulations, and analyzing key performance parameters associated with space and ground information system design.
  • Support analysis by integrating performance models with model-based system engineering models and tools.
  • Quantify performance impacts and sensitivity to changes in CONOPS, scenarios, and/or threats.
  • Develop and brief data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers.
  • Work closely with the government customer to understand needs and collaborate with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Cyber Community/USCYBER Command.


Required Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years of demonstrated experience, with 8+ years of demonstrated system engineering and/or integration experience with complex, multi-domain information systems engineering and operations modelling and simulation in support of DoD, NRO, or Intelligence Community programs with a proven delivery record or an equivalent with a Bachelor's Degree.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with customers to identify model requirements, simulation goals, and variables. Must have extensive experience in the model design and simulation to include complex multi-system simulations.
  • Experience determining critical, least, and shortest path across a complex, multi-domain network and identify critical and centrality nodes.
  • Strong understanding of modeling, simulation, and mission analysis techniques and tools.
  • Experience in the construction of simulations to customer specifications; be able to document and report on test results to users.
  • Understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and interpersonal skills. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with MATLAB, STK, AFSIM, MODTRAN, SSGM, or other comparable modeling and simulation tools.
  • Experience in secure protocols, software defined networks, or digital signal processing.
  • Significant experience working with modeling and simulation tools such as ns-3, OPNET, or OMNET++.
  • Master's Degree in math, science, computer science or engineering.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Active TS/SCI with the ability to obtain and maintain a polygraph