Acoustic Simulation Engineer
Description: Leidos has an immediate opening for an Acoustic Modeling and Tactical Oceanography Simulation Engineer located in Bethesda, MD. We are looking for an energetic, motivated, independent, self-starting US Navyveteran for a position supporting a dynamic organization that develops and produces state of the art acoustic ASW Tactical Decision Aids (TDAs) and training systems for the US Navy. Career advancement possibilities are limited only by your desire. If you have the ambition and technical background, we have the position. Position requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DOD Secret security clearance prior to hire. Active clearance is preferred. JOB DESCRIPTION: Candidate will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for TDA acoustic ASW performance prediction modeling and the breadth of tactical oceanography. Guide a software development team on new acoustic modeling improvements, sensor performance prediction and advances in tactical oceanography as employed by the US Navy. Serve as a core member of the NAVSEA Sensor Optimization Working Group (SOWG) which oversees implementation of new modeling and tactical oceanography, and provides recommendations to NAVSEA for future improvements. Work closely with members of the Navy s technical community (including the SOWG, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorological and Oceanography Command, Naval Research and other university laboratories) regarding acoustic modeling and environmental and tactical database changes and improvements. Most of the effort is expected to focus on TDA-related modeling, but includes interfacing with acoustic trainer developers for complimentary simulation and stimulation improvements. SME and technical lead for the STAPLE Toolkit line of acoustic analysis TDAs. Travel may be required for approximately 5% - 10% of the job. Leidos is the prime contractor supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, for TDA and training systems used throughout the US Navy supporting submarines, surface ships, surveillance SONAR systems as well as a number of Command and Control (C2) ASW systems.\"External Referral Eligible\" Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in mathematics, physics, acoustics, oceanography, operations analysis, engineering or related technical areas. Master of Science Degree in any of these technical areas is highly desired. Additional technical education, as well as continuing education in any of the above fields is desired. Required Experience and Skills: -- Must have at least twelve years of experience in oceanographic or acoustic numerical model development, implementation, and/or data analysis -- Must have direct experience with US Navy SONAR systems and modern, related TDAs and tactical oceanography, including at least 8 years of Navy-related experience. -- Must be familiar with active and passive SONAR signal processing and the principles of acoustic sensor performance predictions. Must have an interest in improving current and future ocean acoustic modelling and ASW Tactical Decision Aids for not only the Submarine Force, but the rest of the Navy's ASW Forces. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and work well under deadlines. Must be comfortable working directly with software developers and conducting software testing. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, be courteous and professional when interacting with colleagues and customers, demonstrate a solid ability to identify and solve problems, and be able to work successfully in a team environment. Must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality work results, and an ability to learn and apply new skills. Candidate must be committed to customer service, well organized, able to plan and prioritize assignments, and able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be eligible to obtain a DoD Secret level clearance prior to hire and will be subject to a government security investigation. Active security clearance preferred. Desired Skills: Served on an SSN or surface ship with operational ASW experience as an Officer of the Deck or SONAR Leading Chief during special operations is highly desired. Served in or as the Operations or Weapons Department Head on a submarine or surface ship with the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 SONAR system. Served as or supervised the person conducting tactical oceanographic analysis or taught Tactical Oceanography. Experience with Linux and programming languages (eg, C, C++, Java). Eligible to obtain a DOD Top Secret level clearance is desirable. DLeidos is a FORTUNE 500-- scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, engineering, and health. For more information visit www.leidos.com. Leidos Overview: Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.