Systems Analyst/ Engineer–EO/IR Model Developer
The selected individual will develop simulation tools and models of the functional and technical performance of proposed advanced sensors and lasers in the BMDS architecture and future concepts. Selected individual will use these tools/models to evaluate specific scenarios in the Integrated Discrimination Decision Logic (IDDL) program. IDDL is focused on exploring the possibilities of system performance improvements by adding or modifying the types of sensors and the way that data is processed and ultimately the way that decisions are made from the data. The IDDL analysis has the potential to result in the development of countermeasure mitigation strategies and requirements. Individual may act as a subject matter expert on advanced Electro-Optics Infrared (EO/IR) sensor model development, EO/IR threat characteristics, EO/IR component level performance drivers, high energy lasers, orbital mechanics, and missile simulations. Individual may act as a team lead and be responsible for the planning and progress reporting of model development and analysis tasks and coordination with functional working group leads, senior management and government counterparts. The individual will document results in reports and briefings to be presented to the Missile Defense National Team (MDNT) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) representatives. Education MS or PhD in engineering, optics, mechanics, or physics. Qualifications 20+ years of related systems engineering experience. Required Qualifications: Strong technical background in advanced capabilities of EO/IR sensors and applicable phenomenology, model and simulation development, discrimination concepts, acquisition/tracking and pointing, and fuzzy logic. The individual must be considered an industry expert or subject matter expert in the following: laser propagation, laser weapon effectiveness, orbital mechanics, and missile simulation. Capable of working independently and with minimal supervision. Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities. Capable of assuming a study lead role in analyses and coordinating the efforts with other subject matter experts. At least 20 years experience performing modeling and simulation, putting to use analytical and programming skills using MATLAB. Desired Qualifications: Candidates with strong technical background to include advanced capabilities of EO/IR sensors and applicable phenomenology, discrimination concepts, applications or algorithms. Candidates with demonstrated simulation experience in one or more of the following areas will be preferred: EO/IR (e.g. PTSS, Halo, HABE, etc.), radar (e.g. AN/TPY-2, SBX, SPY-1 etc), or fire control (ABL, Aegis Weapon System, GFC/C, C2BMC 6.4 etc). Systems engineering experience of large, complex weapons systems.