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Job #: R-00029006
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center is seeking talented Mid-Level Software Engineers to support Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the development of leading-edge technology simulations of autonomous systems and advanced weapons/sensor systems for experimentation and wargaming exercises.  This diverse environment utilizes multiple software languages, integrates state-of-the-art military hardware systems, and supports multiple programs for the U.S. Air Force.  This is an exciting new opportunity to be a part of leading-edge development for advanced military systems and help develop the next-generation simulation toolset for the U.S. Air Force.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop the Air Force next-generation simulation environment toolset in AFSIM for experimentation, demonstrations, and wargaming exercises

• Collaboratively support the planning, design, integration, and analysis of simulations for experimentation, demonstrations, and wargaming exercises

• Develop mathematical/physics-based algorithms for representing aerospace vehicles, weapon systems, sensor tracking and fusion, electronic warfare (EW) techniques, cyber effects, and communication systems

• Develop graphical user interfaces and simulation visualizations

• Perform model validation and verification in the simulation environment

• Improve the AFSIM Integrated Development Environment (IDE) UI for test scenario generation, model execution, and results visualization

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or related technical discipline and 8+ years of related experience

• Must be familiar with sound software engineering principles and methodologies across the software development life-cycle

• Relevant experience developing software in various languages (i.e., C++, C#, Java, etc)

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills within both a team and customer environments

• Apply software best practices and continuous improvements

• Must be a US Citizen

• Eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

• Domain knowledge in an engineering discipline relating to aerospace and defense

• Knowledge and experience in Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) concepts, environments (constructive and virtual), techniques, and methodologies (i.e., distributed simulation, object-oriented simulation, model validation and verification

• Knowledge and experience with the AVTAS tool suite, processes, and capabilities for MS&A and wargaming

• Experience with the AFSIM (Air Force simulation) tool (becoming the DoD std) for providing operations analysis of advanced weapon system concepts.  Developed in C++, AFSIM can be customized to unique requirements.

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

• Advanced object-oriented development skills and software version control tools

• Experience with multiple operating systems (i.e., Windows and Linux environments) and their available tools and libraries

• Active Secret or higher security clearance



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Yes, 10% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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