Software Engineer - M&S in Dayton, OH at DCS

Date Posted: 2/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Infoscitex (IST), a DCS company, has an opportunity for an entry level Software Engineers to support an extensive modeling and simulation development effort in our Dayton, OH, office.  Our team is developing software for the Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM).

AFSIM is a U.S. Air Force simulation environment written in C++ and utilized for engagement-level and mission-level analysis by military operations research analysts to evaluate combat effectiveness of advanced weapon system concepts.  AFSIM is a Monte Carlo simulation tool which may be run either constructively to generate analytic results, or in real-time to support Operator in the Loop (OITL) Experimentation and Wargaming needs.  AFSIM is now becoming accepted as a standard operations analysis tool across DoD and industry.

Essential Job Functions:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to support activities in the following areas:

Development of a next generation AFSIM-based OITL simulation environment for analysts and warfighters.

Improving our AFSIM Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which provides a user interface to AFSIM for scenario generation, model execution, and results visualization.

Upgrading visualization tools utilizing Qt for GUI controls and Open GL and Open Scene Graph (OSG) for graphics.

Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques as applied to military tactics and human behavior representations.

Extending our Pseudo 6 Degrees of Freedom (P6DOF) modeling capabilities and associated tools.

Development of Air to Air combat engagement capabilities utilizing AI algorithms and P6DOF models.

Effects based representation of Cyber Warfare techniques as applied to military operations.

Modeling of space operations, including advanced sensors. Improvements to high fidelity, engagement level modeling of Surface to Air Missile (SAM) intercepts of air targets.

Ongoing development of physics-based representations of aerospace vehicles, weapon systems, sensors (including tracking and fusion capabilities), Electronic Warfare (EW) techniques, cyber effects, and communication systems.

You could anticipate being asked to:

Develop C++ simulation software, including mathematical and physics based algorithms and graphical user interfaces and visualization.

Participate within a software development team to design, develop, test, and deploy assigned modeling and simulation software.

Apply software best practices (software development processes, version control, documentation, etc.) for all developed and modified software.

Interact with government and industry customers to define requirements and meet analytic needs.

Some short term travel may also be requested of you, from time to time.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

At least a BS degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or related technical discipline and at least 2 years of related experience. (We have multiple levels associated with this opportunity category. Candidates with varying degree and experience combinations may be considered for alternative classifications.)

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: ability to attain at least a Secret level security clearance.

Experience developing object-oriented software using programming languages such as C++, C#, or Java.

Ability to work well in team oriented environments.

Ability to travel, if needed.

Although not firm requirements for consideration, we feel an ideal candidate would also bring the following:

Experience with any LINUX OS.

Proficiency solving mathematical and physics-based problems of moderate complexity.

Experience with CMake.

Experience with software version control tools (Git, Subversion, CVS, etc.).

Advanced skills developing C++ software with the Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Knowledge and experience with Modeling and Simulation (M&S) environments (constructive and virtual) and Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) concepts.

Domain knowledge in an engineering discipline relating to aerospace and defense (e.g., Aero, G&C, EE).