Principal Visual Systems Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/07/17
5 - 7 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/07/17

Education and Experience

Master¿s degree plus 10 to 12 years relevant work experience. Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
Project engineering or project management experience required.

Must have a firm understanding of the systems engineering processes involved in full lifecycle software development; Agile-scrum experience is desired.

At least five years specific experience in system or software engineering on SE Core confederate programs (e.g., CCTT, AVCATT, LVC-IA, OneSAF, JLCCTC) is desired

At least 3 years' experience with development and integration of visual databases is desired.

Experience with constructive, virtual or gaming simulation systems is desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Discipline to work in a CMMI Level III development environment

Knowledge of geospatial toolsets and generation of runtime terrain databases, synthetic environments and/or visual rendering of 3D models.

Knowledge of visual rendering hardware.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Must be US citizen; no dual citizenship allowed.

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a clearance; active SECRET security clearance is preferred.


Play a critical role in preparing today's and tomorrow's Warfighters!  Alion is dedicated to helping the Warfighter be ready for challenges they will face on and off the battlefield.  We support relevant, realistic training by tying real-world systems to virtual resources in synthetic environments.  Join our team of professionals developing accurate representations of the real earth environment that enable Warfighters to train while they fight. 

At Alion, we are looking for individuals who want an exciting work environment. If you have the experience, skills and enthusiasm, we want people like you, and to develop your talents.  Alion is one of the Washington Business Journal's Top 50 Technology Employers in the D.C. region and is one of the Best for Vets Employers per Military Times EDGE.

Position Summary

As the organizational expert in the M&S system runtime terrain database generation field, develops, operates and maintains a variety of highly complex terrain generation toolsets for the Army's Synthetic Environment (SE) Core program. Participates in the integration of databases, processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the runtime database on the target system.  The SE Core program provides the common infrastructure definition and the SE artifacts necessary to enable simulations to participate in the Live, Virtual and Constructive Integrated Training Environment (LVC ITE). Highly qualified candidates will have experience with SE Core and/or SE Core confederate programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs complex and advanced engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of runtime terrain database development, engineering analysis and research for one or more M&S systems/trainers.

Leads and/or provides technical advisory and consulting expertise to projects under development, acting as a recognized authority in the synthetic environment/visual systems field. 

Supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates.  Works closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.

Provides engineering subject matter expertise, guidance and work leadership to technical staff and other internal groups. Serves as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes in support of the development of target systems runtime terrain databases.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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