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Modeling and Simulation Engineer SME - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Modeling and Simulation Engineer SME - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

locationColorado Springs, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/12/2024
Full Time


The Modeling and Simulation Engineer is the SME on all items relating to computer modeling and simulation, and is responsible for the SAO Modeling and Simulation Baseline, the development and maintenance of new software tools and computer software documentation, and the executability and interoperability of models and simulations and software tools needed to perform studies and analyses described in the SOW. The ideal candidate will have experience generating new satellite models or adapting existing mission partner models for on-orbit simulation scenarios, be fluent with the synthesis and application of space object optical signatures, electro-optical (EO) sensor models, and lighting and environmental effects to simulate the space object detection, feature discrimination, and/or characterization by space domain awareness (SDA) systems, be able to design, develop, and quantify results for satellite simulations that accurately represent the system state and have familiarity with post-processing techniques of optical sensor data that extract additional insights or translate the data into operationally relevant information, and possess knowledge of optical systems and their use in SDA.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


  • Designing and editing satellite models and optical simulations to inform analyses and trade studies related to operational scenarios
  • Developing estimates of space object optical signatures using physics-based methods or via similarity to existing data
  • Simulating SDA data of space objects that represent the sensor system’s spatial, spectral, and other capabilities under representative seeing conditions
  • Quantifying impacts and sensitivity to changes in Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), scenarios and/or threats
  • Developing and briefing analytical results for stand-alone and broader assessment products
  • Achieving detailed understanding of multiple satellite systems, designs, operations, and classifications in order to make design or CONOPS recommendations
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. and Foreign SDA optical capabilities
  • Frequently interacting with program managers, SETAs, FFRDCs and external stakeholders
  • Developing productive relationships with the Program Office, Prime, and Subcontract counterparts, functional IC or DoD counterparts and other SMEs



  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or science discipline
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the field of computer modeling
  • Active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph required. US Citizenship required


  • Graduate degree in an engineering or science discipline
  • Experience in developing system models using industry standard tools such as MATLAB, IDL, Satellite Tool Kit, and other software
  • Five (5) years NRO experience

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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