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Software Engineer-Scrum Master - # 20180815-013

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Modeling and Simulations Contract Framework and Tools (MASC-F) program supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in performing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and its intended uses. This includes: Concept Evaluation, Developmental Engineering, Testing and Verification, Assessment, Training, and Operational Support.

MASC-F personnel will support in the following areas.

  • Transition the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) development and sustainment from the current contract to the MASC-F contract.
  • Modify, enhance, develop, and sustain of the MDA Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet MDA's evolving M&S requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve the OSF architecture and external interfaces.
  • Develop, modify and enhance other BMDS tools as required.

Plan, conduct, and coordinate software development activities. Design, develop, document, test, and debug software that contains logical and mathematical solutions to business/mission problems or questions in computer language for solutions by means of data processing equipment. Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. Apply knowledge of computer hardware and software, subject matter to be programmed in business/mission applications, information processing techniques used, and information gathered from system users to develop software. Correct program errors, prepare operating instructions, compile documentation of program development, and analyze system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. Ensure software standards are met.

The candidate will be working in an agile development environment and will be responsible for supporting elements of the design/sustainment/development efforts. The candidate should be a well-rounded software developer with broad experiences but with a focused interest and demonstrable skills in C++/Java. The candidate can expect to work closely in agile teams. The candidate should be a self-starter that is attentive to details and works well in a multi-disciplined teaming environment.

Additionally, the candidate will facilitate an agile team as the Scrum Master. Conducting team tag-ups, meeting with product owners, release manager, and scrum of scrums. Ensuring the team remains engaged and productive.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience using: C++ and/or Java languages or similar languages
  • Familiarity with Eclipse or other IDEs (Intellij, Netbeans, Visual Studio).
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools: (Clearcase, Gitlab, Git)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of a SCRUM Team.
  • Experience in using Rich Client Platform (RCP), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) is desired.
  • Object Oriented (OO) Design & Development experience.
  • Experience in development of model elements, DIS/HLA protocols.
  • Experience with Redhat (RHEL) 6.x, 7.x.
  • Experience in developing Human Machine Interfaces.
  • Experience with DDS OpenSplice.
  • Experience with Agile Process Tools (VersionOne, JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • Experience with Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, and automated test.

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree; or no experience required with a related PhD or JD.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Systems Administrator - # 20180815-014

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Modeling and Simulations Contract Framework and Tools (MASC-F) program supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in performing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and its intended uses. This includes: Concept Evaluation, Developmental Engineering, Testing and Verification, Assessment, Training, and Operational Support.

MASC-F personnel will support in the following areas.

  • Transition the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) development and sustainment from the current contract to the MASC-F contract.
  • Modify, enhance, develop, and sustain of the MDA Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet MDA's evolving M&S requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve the OSF architecture and external interfaces.
  • Develop, modify and enhance other BMDS tools as required.

Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Provides support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all the client/server/storage/network devices

Required Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with lab administration and change / configuration management in systems and subsystem level Systems Administration and Enterprise experience, including but not limited to MS Windows, UNIX/Linux operating system environments.
  • Knowledge of Redhat Enterprise Linux installation, configuration, and administration.
  • Knowledge of virtualized operating system concepts and administration
  • Knowledge with Windows Server systems.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like PERL, Jscript, Unix Shell, Python, etc.
  • Security+ Certified.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Network+ & Security+ Certifications.
  • Experience with VMWare, VxRails, vSphere, vRealize and managing virtualized infrastructure.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or similar certifications.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (Chef, Ansible, Puppet) experience including scripting for automation, configuration control or provisioning.
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management Systems.
  • Desired DOD 8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level I or Level II.
  • Experience with Information Assurance (IA) hardening and compliance, i.e. STIG & DSS compliance, documentation, etc.

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 2 years of professional experience; or no experience required with a related Master’s degree.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Systems Engineer – UI SME - # 20180815-015

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Modeling and Simulations Contract Framework and Tools (MASC-F) program supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in performing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and its intended uses. This includes: Concept Evaluation, Developmental Engineering, Testing and Verification, Assessment, Training, and Operational Support.

MASC-F personnel will support in the following areas.

  • Transition the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) development and sustainment from the current contract to the MASC-F contract.
  • Modify, enhance, develop, and sustain of the MDA Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet MDA's evolving M&S requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve the OSF architecture and external interfaces.
  • Develop, modify and enhance other BMDS tools as required

Analyzes user's requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities. Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design and technology. Incorporates new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design documentation. Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts. Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.

Selected candidate will support influencing and guiding the Human Machine Interface (HMI) of MASC-F software products to ensure consistency and usability throughout the product.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience Systems Engineering/ Human Factors Engineering.
  • Experience using system modeling tools to solve systems engineering problems (Rhapsody, MagicDraw, or similar tool etc...).
  • Proficient in using DOORS for requirements management.
  • Experience with Redhat (RHEL) 6.x, 7.x.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of a SCRUM Team.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of SysML.
  • Working knowledge of MBSE activities and implementation. Utilizing Rhapsody to support MBSE.

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree; or no experience required with a related PhD or JD.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Mid-Level Systems Analyst / Engineer - # 20180816-016

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Systems Concepts and Requirements IPT of the National Team is seeking creative individuals who to perform end-to-end performance analysis of mission segments within the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) mission area and to expand concepts and capabilities for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Individual will conduct performance analyses of advanced and emergent BMDS capabilities and threats using MATLAB and FORTRAN based modeling and simulation tools to support system engineering products for development of system and sub-system performance requirements. Individual will also perform development, updates, and benchmarking/anchoring of BMDS M&S tools to support system analysis tasks. Individual will work with subject matter experts to analyze and formulate performance and functional requirements for system-of-system level requirements specifications. Individual will work in a cross-discipline product team and routinely interface with National Team group leads, senior management, and government personnel responsible for executing analysis tasks. The individual will document analysis results in reports and briefings for critique and review by the Missile Defense Agency Systems Engineering Team (MDSET) and other Missile Defense Agency (MDA) representatives representing sensors, weapons, and C2. Individual may perform as a principal investigator. Individual may lead analysis teams of 5-8 multi-discipline engineers. Candidate’s on-the-job performance may lead to assignment in more senior roles.

Required Qualifications:

Individual must have a technical background in numerical modeling and simulation using a high-level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, or similar language environment. Candidate must demonstrate ability to think critically and capture concepts in technical papers, presentations, and discussions. Individual must possess good oral and written communication skills. Capable of working both independently and in a team environment. Secret clearance required.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience modeling or simulating missile defense applications or similar domains (air combat, air defense, intercept of ballistic targets, intercept of non-ballistic targets, space vehicles, sub-orbital mechanics, etc.). Modeling and analysis experience in one or more aspects of the Ballistic missile defense system (e.g., Aegis Weapons Systems, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), Fire Control, C2BMC, BMDS sensors (EO/IR/RF), kill vehicles, interceptors, countermeasures, etc.). Systems engineering experience with large, complex systems.

Education Requirement:

Degree and experience in an engineering classification, mathematics or physics: Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD. 10+ Years of experience.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

Keyword Search: Analysis, BMDS, GMD, Missile Defense, Interceptor, Discrimination, Countermeasures, Radar, Infra-red sensors, kill vehicle, MDA, MATLAB, C2BMC, AN/TPY-2, Aegis, SM-1, SM-2, SM-3, THAAD, SPY-1, SBX, Patriot, Modeling and Simulation

 

Senior Level Systems Analyst / Engineer - # 20180816-016a

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Systems Concepts and Requirements IPT of the National Team is seeking creative individuals who to perform end-to-end performance analysis of mission segments within the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) mission area and to expand concepts and capabilities for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Individual will conduct performance analyses of advanced and emergent BMDS capabilities and threats using MATLAB and FORTRAN based modeling and simulation tools to support system engineering products for development of system and sub-system performance requirements. Individual will also perform development, updates, and benchmarking/anchoring of BMDS M&S tools to support system analysis tasks. Individual will work with subject matter experts to analyze and formulate performance and functional requirements for system-of-system level requirements specifications. Individual will work in a cross-discipline product team and routinely interface with National Team group leads, senior management, and government personnel responsible for executing analysis tasks. The individual will document analysis results in reports and briefings for critique and review by the Missile Defense Agency Systems Engineering Team (MDSET) and other Missile Defense Agency (MDA) representatives representing sensors, weapons, and C2. Individual may perform as a principal investigator. Individual may lead analysis teams of 5-8 multi-discipline engineers. Candidate’s on-the-job performance may lead to assignment in more senior roles.

Required Qualifications:

Individual must have a technical background in numerical modeling and simulation using a high-level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, or similar language environment. Candidate must demonstrate ability to think critically and capture concepts in technical papers, presentations, and discussions. Individual must possess good oral and written communication skills. Capable of working both independently and in a team environment. Secret clearance required.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience modeling or simulating missile defense applications or similar domains (air combat, air defense, intercept of ballistic targets, intercept of non-ballistic targets, space vehicles, sub-orbital mechanics, etc.). Modeling and analysis experience in one or more aspects of the Ballistic missile defense system (e.g., Aegis Weapons Systems, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), Fire Control, C2BMC, BMDS sensors (EO/IR/RF), kill vehicles, interceptors, countermeasures, etc.). Systems engineering experience with large, complex systems.

Education Requirement:

Degree and experience in an engineering classification, mathematics or physics: Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD. 20+ Years of experience.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

Keyword Search: Analysis, BMDS, GMD, Missile Defense, Interceptor, Discrimination, Countermeasures, Radar, Infra-red sensors, kill vehicle, MDA, MATLAB, C2BMC, AN/TPY-2, Aegis, SM-1, SM-2, SM-3, THAAD, SPY-1, SBX, Patriot, Modeling and Simulation

 

Junior Software Engineer - # 20180905-018

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

Plan, conduct, and coordinate software development activities. Web page design/development.

Required Qualifications: 0-10 years of experience

  • Experience using: C++ and Python
  • Experience with web page design/development is a plus

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Rapid Scenario Prototyping (RaSP) Team Member – #20180906-019

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills: Position is part of the well-established team responsible for Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Ground Test (GT) design and planning for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Ideally, a highly qualified candidate will have knowledge of the BMDS, be able to efficiently generate analysis tools as needed, possess the desire and capability to utilize existing team developed tools, and quickly learn processes and procedures for GT design.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge of the BMDS (i.e. GMD, THAAD, Aegis, Patriot, CD, UEWR, SBX, TPY-2, etc.); weapon system analysis experience; excellent presentation and communications skills.

Desired Capabilities: Scripting (e.g. Perl, Python, MATLAB, etc.)

Education Requirement: BS in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Physics, or similar technical discipline

Travel: none

Security Clearance: SECRET

 

Software Engineer-Lead - # 20180917-021

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Modeling and Simulations Contract Framework and Tools (MASC-F) program supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in performing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and its intended uses. This includes: Concept Evaluation, Developmental Engineering, Testing and Verification, Assessment, Training, and Operational Support.

MASC-F personnel will support in the following areas.

  • Transition the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) development and sustainment from the current contract to the MASC-F contract.
  • Modify, enhance, develop, and sustain of the MDA Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet MDA's evolving M&S requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve the OSF architecture and external interfaces.
  • Develop, modify and enhance other BMDS tools as required.

Plans, conducts, and coordinates software development activities. Designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs software that contains logical and mathematical solutions to business/mission problems or questions in computer language for solutions by means of data processing equipment. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. Applies knowledge of computer hardware and software, subject matter to be programmed in business/mission applications, information processing techniques used, and information gathered from system users to develop software. Corrects program errors, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. Ensures software standards are met.

The candidate will be working in an agile development environment and will be responsible for supporting elements of the design/sustainment/development efforts. The candidate should be a well-rounded software developer with broad experiences but with a focused interest and demonstrable skills in C++/Java. The candidate can expect to work closely in agile teams. The candidate should be a self-starter that is attentive to details and works well in a multi-disciplined teaming environment. This candidate is a senior developer providing leadership and guidance to the agile team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience using: C++ and/or Java languages or similar languages
  • Familiarity with Eclipse or other IDEs (Intellij, Netbeans, Visual Studio).
  • Experience with Linux/Unix commands and environment.
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools: (Clearcase, Gitlab, Git)
  • Object Oriented (OO) Design & Development experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of a SCRUM Team.
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS).
  • Experience in using Rich Client Platform (RCP), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) is desired.
  • Experience developing software in an Agile environment desired.
  • Experience in development of model elements, DIS/HLA protocols.
  • Experience with Redhat (RHEL) 6.x, 7.x.
  • Experience in developing Human Machine Interfaces.
  • Experience with DDS OpenSplice.
  • Experience with Agile Process Tools (VersionOne, JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • Experience with Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, and automated test.
  • Experience Developing / integration of engineering tools in an Agile environment.
    • DevOps
    • Continuous Integration

Education Requirement:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 14 years of professional experience; or 12 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree; or 9 years of professional experience required with a related PhD or JD; or 4 years of professional experience with a MD.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Software Engineer - # 20180920-025

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

The Modeling and Simulations Contract Framework and Tools (MASC-F) program supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in performing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and its intended uses. This includes: Concept Evaluation, Developmental Engineering, Testing and Verification, Assessment, Training, and Operational Support.

MASC-F personnel will support in the following areas.

  • Transition the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) development and sustainment from the current contract to the MASC-F contract.
  • Modify, enhance, develop, and sustain of the MDA Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet MDA's evolving M&S requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve the OSF architecture and external interfaces.
  • Develop, modify and enhance other BMDS tools as required.

Plans, conducts, and coordinates software development activities. Designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs software that contains logical and mathematical solutions to business/mission problems or questions in computer language for solutions by means of data processing equipment. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. Applies knowledge of computer hardware and software, subject matter to be programmed in business/mission applications, information processing techniques used, and information gathered from system users to develop software. Corrects program errors, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. Ensures software standards are met.

The candidate will be working in an agile development environment and will be responsible for supporting elements of the design/sustainment/development efforts. The candidate should be a well-rounded software developer with broad experiences but with a focused interest and demonstrable skills in C++/Java. The candidate can expect to work closely in agile teams. The candidate should be a self-starter that is attentive to details and works well in a multi-disciplined teaming environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience using: C++ and/or Java languages or similar languages
  • Familiarity with Eclipse or other IDEs (Intellij, Netbeans, Visual Studio).
  • Experience with Linux/Unix commands and environment.
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools: (Clearcase, Gitlab, Git)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of a SCRUM Team.
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS).
  • Experience in using Rich Client Platform (RCP), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) is desired.
  • Experience developing software in an Agile environment desired.
  • Object Oriented (OO) Design & Development experience.
  • Experience in development of model elements, DIS/HLA protocols.
  • Experience with Redhat (RHEL) 6.x, 7.x.
  • Experience in developing Human Machine Interfaces.
  • Experience with DDS OpenSplice.
  • Experience with Agile Process Tools (VersionOne, JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • Experience with Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, and automated test.
  • Experience Developing / integration of engineering tools in an Agile environment.
    • DevOps
    • Continuous Integration
    • Automated Testing

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree; or no experience required with a related PhD or JD.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

 

Systems Administrator - # 20181003-033

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description / Duties:

Provides technical and administrative support to DoD or other government agency. Assists with hardware and software installation, configuration, troubleshooting, scanning, patching and backup of client servers and workstations. Performs hardware and software upgrades. Applies security patches and recommended operating system (OS) patches. Tests and installs desktop software and adds and removes user accounts. Provides system performance tuning and performs backups and restores. Assists with setup and operations during dry run and formal test events.

Provides day-to-day Linux Red Hat support, including security administration, operating system and software installations, and initial system configuration. Exhibits excellent communication skills within a team-based environment. Coordinates and communicates activities, status updates, outage notifications and schedule information. Prepares required documentation, including both program-level and user-level documentation. Utilizes strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in information technology or system/network administration
  • Knowledgeable of current trends in Network architecture, Security and system management
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix environments; database management, security, and data access technologies
  • Security+ Certified
  • Linux+ Certified
  • Other Linux/Unix based certification

Desired Skills / Qualifications:

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with short, product life cycles
  • RHEL Kickstart development experience
  • Knowledge of HPUX, Solaris, RHEL, Centos, Windows
  • System backup, data management, Bacula
  • Experience with Cisco switches, Juniper Firewalls
  • Experience with AC power and some mechanical ability
  • High level of hardware troubleshooting expertise
  • Perl and/or shell script development experience
  • RHEL security scripts development experience to include patches, STIG fixes, virus updates, etc
  • Ability to provide recommendations to management on system upgrades, vendor products, and system enhancements
  • Experience with DoD or Army Aviation programs

Education Requirement: BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent technical degree.

Travel Requirement: Willingness to Travel up to 25%.

Security Clearance: Active Secret

Necessary Competencies: Honesty, superior ethics; Interpersonal savvy, excellent communication skills; Initiative; Positive attitude; Professionalism; Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills; Ability to be a team player; Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills; and Works independently with minimum supervision.

 

 

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