M&S Engineer - Huntsville, AL

Job Code:8042-MS-01
Category: Administration
Location: Huntsville, AL
Job Type:Full Time
Education:At least 4 Year Degree and  +12 years relevant experience
Travel:Some travel may be required

Job Description:

nou Systems, Inc. (nSI) has an opening for a Senior-level Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama to provide technical services to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency (OTA) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Accreditation Team, which independently assesses the M&S used in the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) testing venues.  

This position offers high-visibility opportunities to collaborate with Senior Executive Service (SES) and General Officer (GO) staff within the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and MDA.

Candidate will support the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency (OTA) Team by providing M&S accreditation expertise. Candidate will review verification and validation evidence provided by the M&S owners to provide an accreditation recommendation for the M&S, based on the established intended uses. Candidate will assist program office personnel in ensuring that the accreditation assessments support the BMDS OTA’s evaluations and are executed in a manner that leads to mission success. Candidate will be expected to design and prepare technical reports and related documentation and make charts and graphs to record results. Candidate will work autonomously and lead teams of engineers and scientists, as necessary, to investigate M&S behaviors. Candidate is expected to demonstrate innovative application of technical skills to develop intellectual property, solve challenging problems, and serve as a source of professional and technical knowledge accumulated through experience.

The position offers significant advancement opportunity within a dynamic, high-tech company with competitive benefits.

Preferred Skills:

To qualify for this position, candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 12 of more years of experience, a Master’s degree and 10 or more years of experience, or a Ph.D. and 8 or more years of experience in an applicable science (Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics).  Candidate must have 3 or more years of experience leading technical teams of engineers, scientists, and/or system analysts. Knowledge of the BMDS elements and associated M&S and in depth-knowledge of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System (GMD) is highly desired.  Candidate should have experience in the following major areas of modeling and simulation: 1) understanding the link between intended uses and M&S requirements, or 2) understanding verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A) concepts. Candidate should have experience working on one or more intensive programs, demonstrating knowledge of and application of industry best practices, and understand M&S accreditation processes and methodologies. Experience with missile defense M&S frameworks, in particular the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF), operational testing, and DoD acquisition programs is preferred. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be proficient with office automation tools and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Employment requires the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

The position offers significant advancement opportunity within a dynamic, high-tech company with competitive benefits.