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Principal Engineer / Training Solution Architect

Based in Orlando, FL

MAK Technologies is looking for a Principal Engineer to architect modelling and simulation training solutions, develop technical approaches and communicate those to potential MAK customers. The Training Solution Architect will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in our fast-paced growing environment supporting new business capture by developing innovative solutions. MAK’s solution architects work closely with capture, development, and operations teams to create training solutions that meet customer needs. The Training Solutions Architect will lead multi-disciplined teams in the creation and delivery of work products.

Responsible for:

  • Defining and driving the technical direction of prospective business opportunities, developing system architectures, and providing technical leadership for proposals and strategic pursuits
    Defining features, phases, and solution requirements.
    Reviewing Customer documents to understand scope of work and customer needs to develop an overarching solution to be proposed as part of the solicitation response
    Proposing new and innovative solutions to the most complex challenges
    Assist with determining level of effort estimates for various efforts, using information provided as part of the solicitation documentation, to determine most cost efficient and effective staffing approaches
    Communicating solutions with customers, management, and teaming partners, including presentations and white papers
    Converting proposals and customer contract documents to program plans and schedules

 
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent related experience
    7-12 years leading training solution project and development teams
    Experience supporting proposal efforts, comprising a diverse matrixed team of technical specialists, and involving the development of novel or innovative new solutions
    Seasoned knowledge of software development methodologies, including agile development
    Seasoned knowledge of systems engineering including model-based system engineering
    Strong skills in research and converting customer requirements into training solutions
    Skilled at technical project management in a cooperative environment
    Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently while achieving collective objectives
    Experience leading architecture of application integration, migration, and sustainment solutions involving understanding of software support, maintenance, and sustainment
    Knowledge of requirements analysis and development to include requirements allocation to software systems functionality
    Strong problem-solving abilities
    Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
    Ability to work with others to coordinate efforts, resolve cross-team issues and effectively communicate changes
    Demonstrated customer interface skills and strong interpersonal skills including extensive experience working closely with teammates and customers to identify and develop solutions
    Must be a “U.S. Person” as defined in 22 CFR § 120.15

Background in one or more of the following is a plus:

  • Design and support of commercial C++ software development kits
    Working knowledge of IEEE 1516 (HLA) or IEEE 1287 (DIS) a strong plus
    QT-based GUI development
    Experience with training solutions in the live, virtual, constructive and integrated domains
    Defense contractor, DOD, or military experience
    Understanding of U.S. Army training doctrine

MAK Technologies develops commercial off-the-shelf 3D modeling, training, and simulation software that helps users link, simulate, and visualize their world. MAK’s primary users are in the aerospace, defense, and transportation industries, yet its products and services can help customers anywhere modeling and simulation is needed to train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MAK’s customers include the top ten defense integrators in the world along with hundreds of companies in Defense, Air Traffic Management, Command & Control, and Homeland Security. Further, MAK develops training solutions for the United States and International militaries to address individual and collective training. MAK is dedicated to serving its customers by building flexible products, offering superior technical support, and innovating new ways to enhance readiness through uniquely tailored training solutions.

MAK offers excellent benefits, including a flexible work environment, medical / dental / life / disability insurance, excellent 401(k) match, and generous paid time off. MAK is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you’d like to join the team, please send your resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.