AFSIM Operations Research Analyst - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

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This job is a full-time contractor position at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia working for Air Combat Command’s Analysis Division (ACC/A9A).  The qualified candidate augments and assists the military and civilian staff in producing analysis to support Air Force acquisition decisions.

Job Description Responsibilities:
Conduct and participate in short notice as well as long-term analytical studies and assessments using a variety of tools and techniques to include qualitative, spreadsheet, and computer simulation-based analyses.

Specific duties include:

·       Leading and assisting in the development of analysis plans for trade-off studies of Air Force combat aircraft and weapon requirements, modernization, and new acquisitions.  Typical studies include, weapon capability analyses, aircraft survivability analyses, current and future combat aircraft inventory requirement analyses, and weapon acquisition analyses.

·       Using available data, subject matter expert knowledge, and best judgement, create and maintain input data for computer simulations including, but not limited to, Combat Forces Assessment Model (CFAM), Brawler Air Combat Simulation, Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM), Weapons Effects Analysis and Probability Software (WEAPS), and Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM) Joint Weaponeering System (JWS).

·       Run computer simulations and analyze output data.  Verify and validate the results.  Adjust simulation inputs as required to align output with actual and/or expected results in a real-world environment.

·       Present analysis of simulation output to include insights, conclusions, and recommendations in written documents and verbal briefings for review by Air Force decision makers.

·       Attend and participate in meetings both locally and at other locations as a subject matter expert on air combat analysis and Air Combat Command Analysis Division’s analytic capability.

·       Complete computer based and in person training as required by the government and company policy.

Experience: 5 years

Required Skills and Qualifications:

The following are required to be considered for this position:

  • Current Top-Secret clearance and minimum of one (1) year experience with Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM).      
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as mathematics, computer science, or operations research with at least 5 years’ M&S experience or a Master’s with 3 years’ experience.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

The following are desired skills for a prospective applicant:

  • Experience with Brawler Air Combat Simulation.
  • Experience in modeling & simulation of modern combat aircraft, other airborne systems, and weapons employment in engagement, mission, and campaign level simulations such as, Combat Forces Assessment Model (CFAM), Brawler Air Combat Simulation, or Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM). 
  • Experience developing study plans that include background, purpose of study, scope/limitations, critical assumptions and constraints, measures of effectiveness, study parameters and variables, methodology description, data requirements and schedule.
  • Experience collecting and establishing the pedigree of input data, conducting risk analysis; model manipulation and modification.
  • Experience in programming in C/C++, Fortran, R, Python, MATLAB, and SQL.

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