Riverside Research Institute

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Location US-OH-Dayton
ID 2024-3268
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is seeking a full-time Modeling and Simulation engineer to analyze expected performance of state-of-the-art systems operating under highly varied conditions and featuring advanced sensors via detailed analysis of mission effectiveness statistics generated using a diverse set of state-of-the-art modeling tools.  This position is in National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.



  • Provide engineering support on several different projects related to multi-target tracking, data fusion, and networked air-to-air weapons
  • Prototype digital models of air, space and missile threat observables, performance parameters, and operating envelopes
  • Perform simulations to analyze the statistical performance limits of the models in various scenarios
  • Support review of advanced tracking algorithms to improve modeling fidelity
  • Verify vendor solutions meet government specifications by conducting analysis, inspection, demonstration, or tests, as appropriate
  • Provide general feedback and improvements to the current modeling codebase, tools, and practices
  • Provide ad-hoc support by reviewing various academic papers and intelligence reports on data fusion and target tracking topics


Required Qualifications

  • Active TS clearance with the ability to obtain SCI
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of experience in modeling and simulation
  • C++, MATLAB, SIMULINK, or similar programming language
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Experience composing documentation, reports, and briefings
  • Ability to manage time independently without direct supervision


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with mission level modeling and simulation
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following modeling environments: Suppressor, AFSIM, NGTS, JSE, DIADS, IMOM or relevant tools
  • Modeling and simulation experience related to one or more of the following: sensors, radar, electronic warfare, comm links and protocols, space, and satellite systems
  • Familiarity with weapon systems
  • Statistical analysis experience

Global Comp

$85,000 to $160,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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