Junior Engineer


Columbia, MD 21045

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


Systems Engineering Group (SEG), a wholly owned subsidiary of AXIENT LLC, is seeking an entry level Systems Engineer to join our team in Columbia, Maryland.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates wanting to support the defense of our nation.

SEG provides an intellectually stimulating environment with excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth.

This position will support the SEG group which characterizes sensor and missile performance against threat ballistic and cruise missiles through modeling, simulation and analysis using digital simulations.

While no experience is required, a strong understanding of math, physics principles, and engineering is required to be successful in this position. This position is targeted at engineers who are just graduating or who have graduated in the past few years.

SEG is a highly regarded and leading provider of missile Systems engineering and analysis. Principal customers include the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency, AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Program, and Program Executive Offices for Integrated Warfare Systems and Ships.

SEG is located primarily in Columbia, MD. Axient LLC primarily supports, the Department of Defense and NASA, and has location throughout the United States.


**Responsibilities will include:**

+ You will be part of a team responsible for weapon system simulation and performance analysis.

+ The team develops and integrates individual system models for analysis (threats, weapons, sensors) to include multiple interacting systems. This team contributes to defining, leading and performing analyses for requirements feasibility, sensitivity studies for threat variability and fidelity, asset planning and what-if scenarios, flight-test mission (requirements, planning, and analysis) support and certification efforts.

+ The group provides independent verification and validation support for internal system-level products. This offers opportunities to work with SEG sensors, vehicles, phenomenology products and engineers integrated within our simulation software development environment to view the battle environment scenes through the eyes of combat systems.

+ The group includes subject matter experts and technical leads providing direct technical support to various defense programs as a contributing member of broad cross-functional and technical subject-specific integrated product teams.

+ We bring missile and weapons knowledge together to support concept definition, threat driver assessments, system requirements, design reviews, test planning, and defining roadmaps for future development

+ Characterize sensor and missile performance against ballistic and cruise missiles through modeling, simulation and analysis using digital simulations. Characterize sensitivities to missile variability.

+ Develop, integrate, and use analytical models and tools to test new threat data and software products, assess system capability, and drive system requirements and design.

+ Communicate with external customers and internal technical staff, via correspondence and briefings.

+ Support technical leadership for internal projects and contribute to external customer forums.

+ Assist program management in defining future efforts and author technical details of statements of work

+ The majority of the work is based out of our Columbia, MD office. Travel is occasionally required to participate in technical forums and reviews.


**Required Qualifications**

+ DoD SECRET clearance or the ability to obtain clearance

+ 0-3 years’ work experience

+ Bachelor’s Degree: Systems Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Physics or Applied Math.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Ability to read and write MATLAB, Python, or similar code to processes and analyze data

+ Familiarity with a Linux environment

+ Familiarity working with C++ Experience with documentation and presentations via Microsoft office products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

**Desired Qualifications**

+ Active US DoD SECRET or TOP SECRET Security Clearance

+ Evidence of past digital analysis experience including both defining and executing the analysis

+ Masters or PhD degree preferred with relevant research project experience

+ MATLAB skills for generating visual display of quantitative information, and prototyping M&S codes

+ Python skills supporting modeling and simulation development, data analysis

+ and creating test drivers

+ Modeling and analysis experience and capability in one or more of the following areas:

+ RF Sensors / EO-IR Imaging / Remote Sensing Systems – Signal Processing, Detection and Track Filtering

+ Multi-Sensor Data Fusion, Target Classification and Discrimination (Machine Learning / AI applications)

+ Missile Systems (Aerodynamic, Ballistic, Space)

+ Defense Weapon System Performance (e.g. Navy Surface systems, Ballistic Missile Defense systems)

+ Ground Test and Field Test Events (missile flight and sensor track pre-event prediction and post-mission assessment)

+ Familiarity with version-control (Git), issue tracking (JIRA), collaboration software (Confluence), and cross-language software integration tools (SWIG)

+ Familiarity with high-performance computing environments

+ Knowledge of aerospace /defense systems technology domains

+ Demonstrated experience working with Navy, Air Force, and DoD contractors in a software development environment

+ Mathematical background in areas such as statistics, linear algebra, complex analysis, differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, numerical methods, and machine learning (ML) or artificial Intelligence (AI)

_Applicants for positions which require a DoD security clearance must meet eligibility requirements to include U.S. citizenship._

**Must meet applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols**

Applicants for positions which require a US government security clearance or access must meet eligibility requirements to include US citizenship.

This company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or are a disabled veteran, and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application as a result of your disability, you have the right to receive assistance by calling us directly at 256-650-6263 orclick here (help@quantitech.com?subject=Application%20Help) to reach us by email. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other federal, state, or locally protected class.

Axient LLC is a federal government contractor and must comply with applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols under Executive Order 14042.

**Job ID** _2022-3785_

**Posted Date** _1 month ago_ _(8/30/2022 11:17 AM)_

**_\# of Openings_** _3_

**_Category_** _Engineering_

**_Location : Location_** _US-MD-Columbia_

**_Minimum Salary_** _USD $65,000.00/Yr._

**_Maximum Salary_** _USD $75,000.00/Yr._

**_Minimum Education Requirement_** _Bachelor's_

**_Minimum Experience Requirement, Years_** _0-5 years_

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