Synthetic Systems Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-342039
    • Job Location: Orlando, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/20/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
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Job Description

 Synthetic Training Systems Engineer

The Synthetic Training Systems Engineer is responsible for the lifecycle systems engineering support to various synthetic training solutions for international customers.  Support will focus on configuration and management the synthetic training simulation baseline interfaces to numerous Navy, Joint, and Coalition Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training systems employing distributed modeling and simulation technologies.  The simulation baseline contains the core simulation application as well as other common simulation tools and interfaces.

The engineering staff provides systems engineering solutions for the integration of live, virtual and constructive simulation technologies.  These technologies are used to support certification requirements and consist of synthetic training and mission certification events between pier side ships, virtual trainers and training centers during LVS (Live Virtual Constructive) events.

The Systems Engineer performs and perfects technical systems administration activities in order to provide a stable and consistent Enterprise Training Network for LVS events, simulation baseline release testing environment, and various other integration testing activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Must have a thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and be able to use advanced capabilities such as (but not limited to): scripting, network interface configuration, device configuration, domain management, file sharing/mapping, etc.

  • Installs new simulation baseline software releases, upgrades, and patches
  • Evaluates and resolves moderately complex software related problems
  • Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur
  • Coordinates with software developers in order to enhance effectiveness of existing M&S toolset as well as to identify candidate controlling and monitoring processes that can be streamlined and automated by simulation baseline software efforts
  • Supports site upgrades, audits, and other evaluations
  • Develops and maintains technical architecture, configuration, and status documentation
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources


Experience and Skills

An active DoD US Secret clearance is required for this position

Minimum education level required

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, or related discipline

Minimum # of years of job related experience

  • Five (5) years of experience

Minimum position requirements

  • Thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Networking concepts, architectures, and transport technologies like TCP/IP
  • Ability to utilize network and distributed modeling and simulation tools
  • Knowledge of Distributed Simulation protocols such as High level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Navy C4I tactical systems such as Link 16 and GCCS is preferred
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot distributed simulation problems and provide acceptable solutions or corrections

Preferred skill sets

  • Experience working with Navy systems and/or commands desirable but not mandatory
  • Comp TIA Security+ and Linux + certifications are required for the position, and special consideration may be given to candidates with these certifications. If candidate does not already possess these certifications, training and certification exam will be provided for the right candidate. 

This position is contingent based on award in 4th quarter of 2022.

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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