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Survivability/Low Observability (LO)/Vulnerability Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Senior

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Survivability/Low Observability (LO)/Vulnerability Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Senior

Acquisition Program Engineer, Senior

Eglin Air Force Base

Fort Walton Beach, Florida


HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing veteran- and woman-owned company with locations nationwide.


HX5 is currently seeking a Survivability/Low Observability (LO)/Vulnerability Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Engineer to join our team in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Eglin Air Force Base to apply M&S tools in support of concept and capabilities analyses for future AF weapon systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge and experience toward the design of new and emerging survivability/low observability/vulnerability technologies as part of USAF weapons system development

  • Utilizes available weapons system modeling and simulation tools to emulate emerging technologies

  • Applies knowledge and experience to support studies, assessments, and analysis to include theory and engineering application of Low Observability principles and techniques, requirements definition, test methodology development and validation, survivability modeling and simulation, data analysis to evaluate weapon and air vehicle survivability, Low Observability, and vulnerability technology/performance

  • Applies knowledge of and experience with survivability and Low Observability design to identify, define, plan, and implement solutions into Low Observability weapon designs

  • Supports vulnerability studies to evaluate the degree of impairment after weapon system exposure to hostile man-made environments and quantify the degree of impairment of its ability to accomplish its designated mission. This includes investigation of survivability of weapons and task platforms while en route to the target, as well as after attack and vulnerability analysis of the radio and data links (Radio Electronic Combat Vulnerability Analysis/Data Link Vulnerability Analysis, or RVAN/DVAN).


Education and Experience

  • BS and MS Engineering (ABET accredited) and fifteen (15) years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. and five (5) years of relevant experience.

    • ABET accredited.

  • Familiarity with: Low observable technology and applications to weapon systems; Weapon system ingress and survivability (numerical or signal processing models); Weapon system guidance, navigation, and control including trajectory optimization and aerodynamic modeling; Target vulnerability and weapon lethality analysis.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to negotiate and deal with customers and to advise management using a high degree of tact and diplomacy.

  • Experience with the following:


    • Experience in engineering or program management of DoD acquisition programs. Experience desired in the development of open systems architectures.

    • Comfortable working with an M&S team that conducts experiments at multiple levels of fidelity using various tools including first principles models, engineering/engagement tools, and mission level simulations

    • Comprehensive understanding of the organizational mission and interfaces with intelligence, Major Commands, Air Staff, DoD laboratories, and support agencies

Must be a US citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.


Must have an active Top-Secret clearance.


Must be able to travel as required (est. <25%) and able to rent/operate rental cars while on travel.


Must be able to work varied/flexible hours as needed.


HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off


HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.



Posted: 2020-10-20 Expires: 2020-11-19

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