Defense Simulation Controller Specialist

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Defense Simulation Controller Specialist


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UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation.

***The position is not in Dayton, it is located near the Fort Walton Beach, FL area***.

This position will support a new effort in strategy gaming for military customers. The position will require an understanding of strategy gaming structure, programming, LUA scripting, and military operations The successful candidate will provide technical support to strategy wargaming taskings including database development, scenario development, and process definition support. Some ancillary software support will be required. The majority of work will support government customers, successful candidate must be able to obtain a US security clearance. ***The position is not in Dayton, it is located near the Fort Walton Beach, FL area***.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree, or four years’ experience in LUA scripting and strategy gaming
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience with complex strategy gaming environments
Demonstrational application of LUA scripting
Attention to Detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required
Willing to travel
As minimum of three years of directly related experience is required for P2 level.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
Masters of Science Degree in an engineering discipline
4+ years’ experience in complex strategy gaming design, application, or use
Experience in DoD operational or logistics planning/policy
Experience with programming languages NPSS, Python, JAVA, MATLAB, Fortran
Demonstrated experience working with customers at various levels
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated effective verbal communication with clients at all levels
Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively manage various project activities ensuring accurate task completion
Active US Security Clearance with Top Secret eligibility

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.