Modeling and Simulation Technical Lead

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
Job Description:

*This position description does not represent a current opening and is contingent upon an anticipated contract award. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Parsons Corporation. *

Parsons is seeking a Modeling and Simulation Technical Lead.

This strategic leader is responsible for setting, managing, and executing activities within Digital Engineering, tools, and environments, with an emphasis on existing tools from within the model and simulation enterprise. You will influence the advancement of digital engineering, chief information/data officer activities, computational infrastructure and tools setup, and modeling and simulation.

You will work as part of a team responsible to establish, maintain, and propagate state-of-the-art engineering practice for the DoD. Team activities include:
  • Organizing communities of practice that connect the engineering community to solve cross-cutting engineering challenges
  • Creating and using engineering guidance and standards that propagate best practices that are essential for warfighting success
  • Providing engineering expertise to support the DoD in areas of Systems Engineering, Modular Open Systems Approaches, Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Engineering, and various Specialty Engineering disciplines.

Engineering Best Practices
  • Support the creation, maintenance, and participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), Working Groups (WGs), Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs), and similar groups. Participate in outside agency CoPs, WGs, and data repositories. Investigate current trends in knowledge management and manage capability to index and archive developed products.
  • Technical lead to help develop recommended courses of actions. Advise and support assessments of transitioning OUSD(R&E) developed technologies.
  • Provide expert advice, advocacy, guidance, reporting, documentation, outreach, and engagement (nationally and internationally) with external organizations. Identify obstacles to an interoperable engineering community.
  • Support the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General (IG) and Congressional report review process by reviewing, preparing quality comments and recommendations related to engineering and risk assessment.
  • Oversee the planning involved in national and international meetings.

Engineering Tools and Environments
  • Enhance digital engineering implementation and support transition plans for digital engineering and associated tools
  • Develop an interconnected and interoperatble, data centric, digital engineering ecosystem capable of evolving with future needs
  • Lead interorganizational interactions, interfacing with high level leaders and cross-functional teams, to develop successful engineering system architectures in collaboration with stakeholder organizations
  • Advise leadership on modeling and simulation initiatives, as a part of digital engineering initiatives, to the National Defense Strategy, including discovery, access, and reuse of model and simulation enablers, interoperability and modularity of model and/or simulation environments and artifacts.

  • 10+ years' of related experience, preferably in the Aerospace and Defense industry
  • B.S. degree in a scientific, engineering or other applicable technical or analytical discipline.
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D program managers as well as organization leadership; tracking task order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems; and identifying and resolving administrative and contractual issues related to a support services contract.
  • DoD Top Secret with SCI (TS/SCI) required

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience interfacing with Joint Staff, Services, and warfighters to coordinate engineering and analysis needs and analytic results.
  • Master's of Science Degree
  • Capable of leading, mentoring, organizing, prioritizing and executing Specialty Engineering activities with 10+ years' experience in multiple Specialty Engineering disciplines.
  • 15+ years' experience in field related to Specialty Engineering disciplines.
  • More than one active professional certification, or academic certificate obtained within five years, related to Specialty Engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate risks and issues, and
    exploit opportunities on behalf of DoD.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and updating DoD policy, guidance and training to achieve goals in the National Defense Strategy related to Specialty Engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple warfighting domains.
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced and emerging technology areas such as autonomy, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
  • Demonstrated creativity, foresight, initiative and mature judgment in anticipating and solving difficult problems.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital engineering, digital transformation and datacentric operations.
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.