Research Scientist/ Engineer (MDA)

Company Name:
Schafer Corporation
Schafer Corporation is seeking Research Scientists/Engineers that will perform end-to-end analysis of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) supporting the systems engineering process for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Location of work will be Huntsville, Alabama. Please inquire regarding opportunities in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Performing BMDS performance analyses utilizing large-scale complex BMDS modeling and simulation tools and utilize the results to support system engineering products for MDA; performing development, updates, and benchmarking/anchoring of BMDS M&S; tools, as necessary to support system analysis tasks; coordinating analysis activities and products with functional group leads, senior management, and government personnel responsible for executing analysis tasks; documenting analysis results in reports and briefings to be presented to the Missile Defense Agency Engineering Team - Industry (MET-I) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) representatives; and possibly performing as a principal investigator.
The following qualifications are required:
B.A./B.S. or higher in an engineering classification, mathematics, or physics;
Must possess a technical background in numerical modeling and simulation, using a high level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, or similar language environment;
An expertise in one or more of the following: EO/IR sensors, RF/Radar sensors, missiles/interceptors, threats, discrimination, detection/tracking or Command and Control (e.g., C3I, C4I, etc.);
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Secret or higher level clearance; and
The ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Desired Qualifications:
Top Secret clearance.
Systems Engineering experience with large, complex systems.
Experience leading small teams.
Discrimination experience using BMDS onboard EO/IR assets (_e.g_., SM3, EKV, _etc_.) and/or BMDS radar assets.
Analysis experience in aspects of the Ballistic missile defense system.
Schafer seeks to fill this position with an exceptionally talented and self-motivated individual. Salary will commensurate with experience. Schafer has highly competitive benefits, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment.

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Schafer Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions.
Schafer does not accept resumes from third party agencies
Only those candidates invited to interview will be contacted
Date: 2014-08-29
Country: US
State: VA
City: Arlington

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