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The MITRE Corporation Modeling and Simulation Engineer/Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

We are currently seeking a Modeling and Simulation Engineer/Analyst to join the Cross-cutting Urgent Innovation Cell (CUIC), an organization that is unique to MITRE because:

  • We are team of analysts, scientists, innovators, and engineers focused on delivering meaningful solutions to national security challenges 

  • We concentrate on rapid prototyping, mission analysis, experimentation, and research together in a unique environment that is structured to optimize results.  

  • We leverage our strong relationships with our customers and their missions to drive innovation that helps solve our nation's biggest challenges.

CUIC relies on initiative and enthusiasm from individual staff members who work proactively and collaboratively towards common goals. We are looking for talented problem solvers with a passion for adapting emerging academic and commercial technologies to develop cross-cutting innovative solutions for the defense, intelligence, and civilian communities.  

A Modeling and Simulation Engineer/Analyst is needed who possesses a breadth of technical skills and strong programming capability. This position involves developing modeling, simulation, and analysis tools at the intersection of math, physics, engineering, and programming These programs are used to generate and assess results and extract key lessons learned. Successful candidate(s) will learn new techniques and approaches on-the-job, working in collaboration with other team members.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 1-2+ years of related experience; or advanced degree with relevant experience who immediately contribute; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • A bachelor’s degree in physics, applied mathematics, aerospace, mechanical engineering or related discipline with a strong technical background

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

  • Possess a desire to do cross-disciplinary work assessing concepts for physics-based analysis of national security challenges in operational contexts

  • Experience with developing physics-based modeling and simulation tools and applying those tools to address research questions

  • Experience with understanding simulation results, identifying areas for additional focus, and extracting critical lessons learned

  • Proficient problem-solving skills and capability to collaborate with scientists, analysts, and technical experts across several technical disciplines

  • Desire to learn new techniques and approaches on-the-job by leveraging structured educational content, as well as expertise from team members

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language such as C/C++, Java, Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, or Fortran

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Masters or PhD with research experience in one of the above specified degree programs

  • Experience creating agent-based models of complex systems

  • Hands-on experience in adapting research done in academia and industry to "real-world" challenging data sources and problems sets

  • Experience conducting quantitative data analysis using a variety of datasets

  • Ability to formulate rigorous models based on loosely-defined or underspecified research questions and requirements

  • Proficiency with modeling and simulation tools such as AFSIM, SEAS, or STORM.

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: aerodynamic systems, orbital mechanics, signal processing, sensor systems, and RF or EO/IR physics

  • Possess an active Secret/SCI level security clearance

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

    This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

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