Principal Flight Simulator Engineer

Engineering Okaloosa County, Florida


Apply training systems expertise and knowledge of DoD AF common engineering principles, scientific principles, criteria, and procedures to improve planned and existing AF training system sustainment.  The engineers provide specialized engineering (modeling & simulation, design, Live Virtual Constructive-Operational Training Infrastructure, DMO) support for all types of AFSOC training systems (flight simulators are the predominant training systems).   

 The Training Systems Engineers will be fully capable to: 

  • Assist in translating user requirements into system requirements which will be used to procure, install, integrate, test and document upgrades to systems and subsystems
  • Assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans necessary to improve and retain training system capabilities
  • Perform technical/ mission analyses of existing and potential operational requirements, assists in developing system concepts, and perform technological/trade-off study assessments of proposed designs
  • Develop and review the overall system design baseline (architecture and interoperability requirements)
  • Review and analyze proposals, including regulatory and other policy driver changes, or proposed modifications for design feasibility and system compatibility
  • Review specifications, including system, and equipment specifications, CDRLs, and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) involved in programs
  • Support and conduct engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life-cycle cost, production ability, maintainability, supportability, reliability, technical and schedule risk assessment, and scheduling trade-off studies
  • Support and conduct systems analyses to include, but not be limited to, system design/ design feasibility, state-of-the-art assessment, and configuration audits
  • Support the evaluation of Integrated Master Plan (IMP), and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) engineering cost estimates
  • Provide systems/subsystems integration support for the acquisition, development, and verification of systems and equipment
  • Support technical meetings; technical interchanges, system requirement reviews, design reviews and test readiness reviews
  • Evaluate systems test plans; and participates in the conduct of system, subsystem, and component testing
  • Coordinate all communication with contractors, analysis reports, and other work products with the Government’s Lead Engineer in the Wright-Patterson Simulator Division
  • Support training device bed-down planning at both CONUS and OCONUS sites
  • Familiarity and compliance with all internal Simulators Division engineering policy and guidance, to include Systems Engineering Plans, Operating Instructions, and Engineering Practices

 Specialty Experience Required:

  • Technical background in training, modeling and simulation systems of SOF
  • Technical background in simulator Electronic Warfare (EW) databases, Digital Radar Landmass System (DRLMS), visual image generators (in particular Vital X and 1100) and Night Vision Goggles (NVG) systems
  • Familiar with the functionality and content of Job Guides and Technical Orders
  • Knowledge and implementation support of training and mission rehearsal operational requirements for SOF
  • Applying system-engineering disciplines to assist with the acquisition of training and mission rehearsal capabilities
  • Perform technical and systems engineering, cost estimation, and concurrency tracking of simulation systems
  • Act as a PMO liaison at test events and SIMCERTs
  • Assisting with information assurance activities relative to training device certification and accreditation initiatives
  • Assisting with Concurrency Management to include investigating concurrency issues, defining the concurrency requirement, obtaining budgetary quotes for the concurrency issues, and developing the purchase description for the modification
  • Source Selection Advisor: Provide Source Selection support, advisory role in proposal evaluation, and technical assessment support for contract actions. Must possess simulator integration experience with industry

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in electrical, systems, or aeronautical engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited educational program
  • 15 years aircraft engineering experience
  • 15 years training systems engineering and acquisition experience in the required training systems task areas
  • Proven ability to provide technical inputs to multiple (10) weapon systems training devices at multiple locations
  • Proven ability to provide technical inputs to multiple (minimum 5 disparate) weapon system training devices
  • Senior system engineering level of integration of devices and Configuration Management history
  • Proven ability of full fleet knowledge: semi-automated forces (SAF); models; aeronautical data; offensive and defensive systems integration; eye-point calculations; and HUD integration

 Security Clearance:

  • Current and active SECRET clearance