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Huntington Ingalls Industries Fleet Synthetic Training Engineer - 19024 in San Diego, California

Fleet Synthetic Training Engineer - 19024

Position Location San Diego, CA

Requisition # 19024

# of Openings 1

HII - Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII-MDIS is currently seeking a Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) Support Engineer with a naval operational background with AEGIS and/or SSDS platforms in San Diego, CA. Primary tasks are related to the test, evaluation and assessment of integrated training capabilities during in-port and at-sea training events. Knowledge of Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), Battle Force Tactical Training (BFTT) and the follow on Advanced Training Domain (ATD) as US Navy Combat System Training tools installed on over 120 US Naval ships is used during training events.

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

Performs assigned tasks in conjunction with requirements delineated in contractual Technical Instructions (TI) as a Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) Support Engineer for AEGIS and SSDS platforms primarily related to the test, evaluation and assessment of integrated training capabilities. Additional tasks related to the collaboration with combat and training system development activities and In-Service Engineering Agents (ISEAs) for the investigation and resolution of issues encountered by ships and training organizations in support of Fleet and Unit-level training are applicable.

1. Work with other FST support functional leads (e.g. FCA, AEGIS, EW, etc.) to collect data in support of Integrated Training Systems (ITS) performance during all levels of Fleet training events.

2. Maintain liaison responsibilities and a direct working relationship with shipboard and staff representatives from Type Commanders (TYCOMs), Numbered Fleet Commanders (NFC), Major Training Commands, and Warfare Centers in support of Training & Readiness systems engineering development, design, testing and fielding.

3. Support preparation for and participation in a wide variety of meetings, both PEO IWS 1IT sponsored, and those held by other government activities and Fleet Commands to coordinate combat and training systems design, development, introduction, planning and integration into multiple platforms and shore sites.

4. Develop a variety of engineering, technical data management, logistics, and analytical briefing products to support the various shipboard and shore-site training system events.

5. Participate in technical reviews supporting training and readiness systems interfaces.

6. Provide briefings and other assistance to Fleet Command representatives, as directed, to include Fleet Readiness Event Life Cycle and future Training System Capabilities development.

7. Coordinate with Tactical Training Groups and Afloat Training Groups to determine operational capabilities and limitations of shipboard systems, as well as standard shipboard operations with these systems during Fleet Synthetic Training events to include inport FST-Unit level through FST-Joint level events, Ballistic Missile Defense Exercises (BMDEXs), and LVC underway events. Additional events will be evaluated for support.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required -

10 years experience in U.S. Navy Combat Systems and Training Systems operations desired, to include:

  • Experience with operations and maintenance of AEGIS Combat Systems; knowledge of Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise (BMDEX) capabilities, and related training functionality and interfaces used in both organic stand-alone training and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) / Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) in both single ship and multi-ship distributed architectures using NCTE network systems (e.g., JSAF, BFAS, SHF, ADNS INC3, NETN).

  • Must have recent experience with execution of distributed FST and LVC events in the past 36 months.

  • Must be capable of working in an inport ship environment and capable of supporting underway LVC shipboard training events and OCONUS travel, as required.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to work at senior staff level required.MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel expertise required.

Preferred -

  • Post Aegis Department Head or Aegis STO with SPY radar maintenance and operations experience highly desired.

  • Knowledge of current SFRTM, OFRP and Type Commander Surface Ship certification requirements for Fleet and Unit-level synthetic training desired.

  • Experience with Navy waterfront maintenance organizations, processes and working with TYCOM/Fleet Training Commands (e.g. TTGP, ATGSD) for surface ship training certification requirements desired.

  • Knowledge of NCTE network, DIS, HLA, BFTT and BOPC requirements to place shipboard systems into a FST or LVC training environment desired.

  • Experience with installation and support of recently fielded surface ship training portable embarkation kits desired (e.g., CIT PEK, VMTS, VCP, BEWT II PEK, VTBe).

  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Capacity to prioritize tasks through self-directed time management and organization.

Security:

  • Must possess an active or be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

  • The selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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