Principal Engineer - Tools and Environment

Employer
Applied Research Associates, Inc
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Jan 24, 2022
Ref
326183690
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Principal Engineer (Tools and Environment) to provide on-site technical support to a Department of Defense (DoD) customer. We are seeking a qualified engineering expert who demonstrates creativity, foresight, initiative, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems. Responsibilities include acting as the technical lead providing planning, development, testing, and oversight across a complex and dynamic portfolio of capabilities of the highest national priority. The candidate will support advancing use of tools, modelling & simulation, and applications in a digital environment/ecosystem for the activities within the DoD. This position requires a candidate with experience performing a variety of complex engineering tasks across the engineering tools and environment discipline, including: Advise, discover, and if necessary, develop digital / model-based techniques and artifact implementation processes in support of systems engineering applications Develop and support transition and implementation plan(s) for digital engineering in specific areas of interest such as development/employment of digital engineering effectiveness metrics, establishing minimum viable capability guides, etc. Develop guidance in tool selection and other evaluation criteria for enabling DoD partners to enhance digital engineering implementation Contribute to and evolve ecosystem requirements matched to solutions so that future engineering ecosystems, whether procured by or developed within the DoD, have the same evolving functionality Identify other infrastructure elements that are in successful use for DoD applications (including but not limited to test range infrastructure, Joint Staff networks, training networks, etc.) Identify, characterize, select and when approved, employ hardware and software to maintain interconnected and interoperable computational environments Identify appropriate tools, tool chains, and supporting licensing models to support interoperability and provide a suitable computational environment appropriate to execute the engineering activities and priorities within the organization Advise leadership on discovery, access, and reuse of model and simulation enablers, interoperability, and modularity of model and/or simulation environments and artifacts Engage and coordinate with other DoD organizations and stakeholders to create understanding and promote engineering policies and guidance Oversee the performance of less experienced systems engineers Required Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline that is relevant to engineering with 15 years of engineering experience US citizen with a minimum DoD Top Secret clearance and SCI eligibility Desired Qualifications: Experience supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense Experience supporting or working with the Defense Research & Engineering community Hands on experience in the RDT of technologies or complex systems This position is contingent upon award of a contract expected in Summer 2021 supporting the Department of Defense. COMPANY INFORMATION: Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the companys success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com. Please apply at www.careers.ara.com for the Principal Engineer - Tools and Environmentposition.ExperienceRequired15 - 20 years: Relevant work experienceEducationRequiredBachelors or better in Engineering or related fieldPreferredMasters or better in Engineering or related fieldBehaviorsRequiredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupLeader: Inspires teammates to follow themInnovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinkingFunctional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subjectDetail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done wellDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsRequiredPeer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkersSelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside helpGoal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksAbility to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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