Modeling and Simulation Sys Eng 1 - 8385 in Bourne, MA at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/30/2022

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Job Description

Requisition Number: 8385 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Secret 

Level of Experience: College 

Come Join HII! Where Hard Stuff is Done Right!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Modeling and Simulation Group as a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Engineer to support our rapidly expanding portfolio of autonomous vessels.  As HII Unmanned Systems continues to push the boundaries of multi-domain autonomy, one of our primary focuses is the architecture of our underwater and surface vehicles. The M&S Engineer will apply knowledge about hydrodynamics, virtual models, and HII’s unmanned vehicles to develop and execute a digital twin modeling and simulation environment.  This will involve integration of vehicle hardware with the simulator and software development to enable a robust virtual testbed for advance autonomy solutions.

Unmanned Systems: A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Unmanned Systems, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Mission Technologies division, creates advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications. Serving customers in more than 30 countries, HII provides design, autonomy, manufacturing, testing, operations, and sustainment of unmanned systems, including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

What you will be doing...

Overview: Develops new and/or integrates existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models. Develops software that simulates behavior of users and systems. Develops, integrates and uses graphical user interfaces and visualization tools. Models operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and provides decision support for alternative architectures. Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis. May build and design training models.

More Detail: Develop, codify, and test virtual models for vehicles, sensors, actuators, and auxilary equipment in a hydrodynamic simulation environment.  Create/enhance virtual worlds for fully integrated mission simulation. Support development and integration of modeling and simulation standards into company processes.  Set-up, perform, and analyze hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulations to support various projects and applications in the business. Further develop hardware, software, and model in the loop capabilities with the simulation environment. Assist in the solution of difficult problems involved in areas of assignment. At times, support the development of advanced software including autonomy behaviors, path planning, and flight control.  The duties described herein cover major duties as required. However, this does not exclude the requirement of performing related duties under normal conditions, and other duties directed by supervision.

What we are looking for...


  • 0 years experience with Bachelors in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated C++/Python/MATLAB development experience

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and exercise new tools (Data/Image Processing, Machine Learning, SysML)

  • Ocean/Marine engineering knowledge: hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, ocean profiles, marine vessels, etc.

  • Ability to integrate hardware and software in the loop with simulation environment (establish communication protocols, data verification, robustness measures, etc.)

  • Ability to work and succeed within a system engineering applied project.

  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts (State-space modeling, Probability, Random Processes) to system modeling and simulation    

  • GUI development experience

  • Familiarity/interest in robotic systems and ROS2.

  • Demonstrated technical writing and communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. #LI-MH1 *TE *SG

Bonus points for...

  • Experience performing and analyzing hydrodynamic simulations.
  • Data analysis and visualization experience.
  • Previous simulation experience with HWIL development, Gaming Engines, etc.
  • Experience developing analytical models of discrete and continuous physical systems
  • Linux system use and programming.
  • Experience developing with UDP and TCP
  • Experience with Kalman filtering, search algorithms, trajectory planning, and control systems.
  • Design of experiments for simulation/tank/at-sea testing
  • Exposure to CFD Tools: Solidworks, Star CCM, OpenFOAM, FINE

Physical Requirements

May require working in an office, industrial, shipboard, or laboratory environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

This opportunity resides with Unmanned Systems, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. Our Unmanned Systems group creates advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications. Serving customers in more than 30 countries, HII provides design, autonomy, manufacturing, testing, operations and sustainment of unmanned systems, including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.


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