What does a Simulation Engineer do?
Simulation engineers use testing and simulated demonstrations to determine outcomes in controlled environments. This process is often used in the pre-production or testing phase to gauge performance or conduct other evaluations before investing the cost of full-scale development. This can also allow for testing in scenarios that would involve dangerous or impractical conditions. These engineers employ a variety of techniques and technologies including modeling, simulators, virtualization tools, and 3D visualization platforms. They perform coding and programming, and design testing platforms and programs.
Simulation engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or computer science field, although an advanced degree is sometimes required. They should have an extensive background with simulation testing and development, including hands-on experience using a variety of modeling and simulation tools.
- Assist with scientific and financial project management, and monitoring progress for projects when assigned.
- Contribute to identification and tracking of threat/adversary capabilities roadmap and associated existing or develop warfighting capability gaps to feed Advanced Program technology development and conceptual design process.
- Model operational environments, perform trade studies via computer simulation and recommend alternative architectures.
- Perform modeling, simulation, and analysis tasks assess system survivability, system effectiveness, and overall system performance in engagement / mission-level scenarios.
- Perform trade studies and simulation analysis with the objective of enhancing and optimizing system performance capabilities.
- Assist with the development of mass balances for complex processes.
- Document the project approach, assumptions, study findings and recommendations through technical writing.
- Prepare and deliver presentations to gather necessary data and communicate intermediate and final results.
- Work with other disciplines to ensure the necessary details related to the process and the model are fully coordinated.
- Work with other engineers and analysts to develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models.
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, engineering or mechanical engineering.
- Fluent in MATLAB and a variety of programming languages, software, and systems.
- Strong computing and scripting skills.
- A natural leader and problem solver with demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
- Experienced working with Linux and other operating systems.
How much does a Simulation Engineer make?
Simulation Engineer Career Path
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