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Responsible for providing Information Systems architecture, designs, and data driven technical advice to the US Army Futures Command Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team's leadership. Leads IS-related S&T activities in the STE CFT Technical Integration Facility, engaging with industry and academia to find STE IS applications for advanced technology for transfer into the Synthetic Training Environment. Directs and performs technical analysis of architecture of Training Simulation Software and any proposed industry solutions. Designs and assists with assessment of TSS TMT prototypes provided by vendors. Collects data from prototypes or product performance and analyses it to provide inputs and guidance for possible usage in the CSE training context. Collaborates closely with the Army Futures Command Capability Developers to examine, update and where applicable to develop new STE operational IS architectures, mission threads and use cases. Collaborates with STE CFT S&T division to assist with identification and prioritization of science and technology objectives, research items, and updates gaps in response to continuously evolving technology.
- Lead STE IS architecture activities, to include review of STE architectures and work with government engineers, contractors, and vendors to design STE IS architectures.
- Lead engineering and scientific STE IS efforts that may cross organizational boundaries, such as work with CCDC SC STTC, PEO-STRI, and other external organizations to accomplish STE goals.
- Lead the design of data driven assessment methodologies for Training System Software TSS and Training Management Tools TMT.
- Lead the performance of both descriptive and analytical statistical analysis of STE IS data and provide interpretations of the output to senior leaders in a manner that is understandable to the non-technical audience.
- Collaborate with external stake-holders to ensure mutually agreed upon STE IS goals and objectives are met.
- Collaborates with STE CFT S&T division to assist with identification and prioritization of science and technology objectives, research items, and updates gaps in response to continuously evolving technology.
- Represent the STE-CFT at professional conferences and colloquia for speaking engagements and panel attendance.
- Doctorate Engineering preferred with a specialty in Military Modeling and Simulation.
- Minimum of 15 years' experience in Military Research and Development, S&T, or Military Systems Engineering.
- Demonstrated success in R&D technology transfer.
- Demonstrated expertise in simulation-based training performance assessment.
- Demonstrated expertise in training system software design and architecture.
- Demonstrated success in data driven technology assessment, including the ability to design scientifically sound experimental protocols, collect data, analyze data and provide interpretations of the results.
- Demonstrated success in defining and launching R&D efforts designed to quickly provide tangible solutions to very difficult simulation-based training problems. The difficulty is defined as problems that require a scientific approach to a solution as opposed to a straightforward engineering effort.
- Maintain status as expert by keeping scientific knowledge and engineering expertise current.
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with a wide spectrum of audience that spans industry to military senior leadership.
- Demonstrated understanding of the military acquisition process.
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