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SMX Modeling and Simulation Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Modeling and Simulation Directorat SMX(View all jobs) (

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SMX is seeking a Modeling and Simulation Director to support a new USINDOPACOM J5 initiative to develop an AI/ML enabled plans and wargaming capability (STORMBREAKER). As the Mod/Sim Director, you will be working on an accelerated development project in support of a high priority Department of Defense program. This position requires experience in designing, developing deploying software, collaboration with cross-functional teams, integration of existing capabilities and development of new applications.

You will play a pivotal role in the creation of innovative and engaging experiences on a new platform designed to develop technology solutions for big data environments that illuminate critical capabilities and vulnerabilities for DoD planners.

The candidate for this position must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively. They must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, make decisions in the midst of ambiguity and meet deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter that needs minimal supervision.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identify and integrate M&S tools for DoD and the joint planning process that will provide analytics on military plan effectiveness and combat power generation

  • Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms to support a combat adjudicator that will test and measure Courses of Action (COAs) within the Joint Planning Process

  • Accelerating the delivery of a mod/sim module to our customers through the integration of existing capabilities into the STORMBREAKER platform

  • Addresses unmet technical needs by integrating existing capabilities, developing and verifying new methods and techniques and leveraging knowledge of the product portfolio

  • Manage the mod/sim team and guide developers to build/test/refine new capabilities and effectively incorporate into the STORMBREAKER simulation capability

  • Establishes effective solutions for complex problems that involve interaction of several technical disciplines using technical analysis and problem-solving capabilities

  • Identify modeling and simulation gaps, assess capability gaps, and recommend solutions

  • Manage other software developers and engineers within the team to solve design challenges and ensure a level of design consistency and coherence across the digital development team

  • Have a high attention to detail, working closely with business and technical stakeholders to drive measurable results

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience creating prototypes and products for direct use by a customer

  • In-depth understanding of modeling and sim design systems as well as AI/ML tools and capabilities

  • 8 years' experience working as a Software Engineer in C++ Experience with high performance and multi-threaded programming

  • Experience in the gaming or military simulation fields delivering configurable scenario-based environments for war-gaming

  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to learn outside of core discipline

  • Experience with different platforms supports: Web (Desktop + Mobile), Native (Mobile + Tablet)

  • Experience with planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing and rapid prototyping

  • Experience managing agile development processes

  • Experience with cloud based deployment of applications/capabilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

  • Some travel may be required



Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.