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Salary: $116 393 - 151 308 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as an INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER/SCIENTIST in the Advanced Simulation Division (GT52000), Human Systems Department (GT5) of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD).


You will serve as the technical authority, consultant, and advisor to the Division?s research and development activities, users, sponsors, and leadership for all matters involving software development. You will personally be responsible for hands on software development coding on challenging and high visibility efforts. Incumbent will be expected to produce expert level source code as a primary activity of their day to day duties. You will be expected to stay focused on hands-on software development and step in to support software development activities that are unable to overcome software development challenges . You will be expected to create core enabling software architectures that enables development teams to take the architecture and extend it to their needs. You will be responsible for setting a strategic vision and architecture for product lines to adopt with respect to software development activities and be able to communicate that vision. You will participate in the creation of the software development principles that will be used for cross product line development and sustainment activities. You will set the technical requirements for software solutions spanning multiple projects for live virtual constructive training technologies. Responsible for maintaining a consistent vision and ensuring technical execution across the efforts. You will be responsible for briefing and interfacing directly with leadership regarding software architecture decisions. You will be responsible for interfacing directly with NAWCTSD Senior Scientific Technical Managers (SSTM) as well as program managers across Program Directorates. You will be responsible for consistently pushing the state of the art for software development activities to ensure speed to the fleet and mission readiness by continually evaluating new hardware and software technologies. You will be responsible for quickly coming up to speed on Division software development challenges in order to offer solutions. You will be responsible for mentoring project leads as well as delegating and providing oversight to senior lead engineers as required in the creation of products. You will keep pace with industry advancement through research, attendance at trade show, professional development courses, and through supplemental professional reading. You will perform other related assignments as required by competency, programs and sponsors.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 621 level Advanced within 12 months of appointment.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer or scientist. Specialized experience includes duties related to the following: 1) Developing software at the application layer, system service layer, operating system layer, hardware abstraction layer, and bare metal layer; 2) Developing with high performance languages, such as C++ and C#; 3) Experience pertaining to the development of networking software, graphical user interfaces, and/or cross-platform applications; 4) Leading an organizing multiple projects related to hardware and software development. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: (8XX): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series AND https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf (1550): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


(8XX): Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration For more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at: http://www.nspe.org


Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit: http://www.nspe.org/Licensure/HowtoGetLicensed/index.html.


Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above)


Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

(1550): Have a bachelor's degree in computer science.


Have a bachelor's or higher degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of my 30 semester hours were in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.


  • Address NAWCTSD ORLANDO 12211 Science Drive Orlando, FL 32826 US
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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