Senior Level AI/ML Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


NGA’s Data and Digital Innovation Office’s (DDI) mission is to focus on the automation and data acceleration of operational mission areas. To accomplish this, DDI will operationalize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data capabilities, and establish and implement AI and data related governance across NGA and GEOINT community. DDI conducts the following activities in support of this mission: Lead integrated planning and programming for NGA AI and data services activities and capabilities, as well as producing and maintaining the NGA AI strategy. Development and preservation of AI architecture and governance framework consistent with the principles established by the DoD and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).  Lead technical and operational teams to create and deliver solutions that harness AI to solve complex mission challenges. Provide independent verification and validation services for AI algorithms and in service throughout the NSG.


Overall Assignment Description:


Senior Level Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) Engineers guide and conduct modeling, simulation and analysis activities in support of business stakeholders, analysts, and warfighters to define and analyze system and data requirements to support NGA business and mission processes to ensure timely and accurate GEOINT. This position is focused on providing technical advisory support to identify capability gaps and needs, tools, technologies, and new agile methods and techniques ready to adapt to current innovations within AI R&D particularly verification of AI models.


Duties include:

  • Perform Gap analysis and methodologies to identify the implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the future of warfare, and the specific defense and security applications (e.g., intelligence analysis, command and control, targeting, autonomous systems, information operations, training and simulation) where AI will be most impactful.
  • Assists in creating and leading Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), Design of Experiments (DoE), Course of Actions (CoAs), Trade Studies, and Engineering Assessments.
  • Assists the Government in strategic technical planning, project management, performance engineering, risk management and interface design.
  • Assists with the planning, analysis/traceability of user requirements, architectures traceability, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review cloud service capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative analysis to support sound metrics to uphold the confidence of the AI model assurance.
  • Assists Government in the creation of foundation of AI Assurance capabilities, including thorough formal methods for trusted and trustworthy eXplainable AI (XAI) and /or Independent Verification & Validation methodologies (IV&V) for AI (beyond T&E), T&E/V&V-As-a-Service
  • Work with leaders, scientists, and engineers across NGA, NSG, the (IC, ASG and US Government contractors for advancing, coordinating, and executing corporate AI strategies and goals–particularly centered around Verified-AI (IV&V) and XAI.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.



Skills and Experience:



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or related STEM degree program.
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience as a Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Engineer may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in of AI Assurance, T&E or V&V-As-a-Service status quo for AI models, and XAI. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing engineering solutions using Automation, Augmentation and Artificial Intelligence technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience using Test Driven Development leveraging computer programming languages to include but not limited to; Python, C++, Matlab, R, Java
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipeline and DevSecOps
  • TS/SCI clearance adjudication or ability to obtain SCI and pass a poly


  • Demonstrated experience working with NGA Enterprise solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in SAFe framework and Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in Atlassian product in Confluence and JIRA
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering solutions using Cloud-based technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering solutions using structured and unstructured Big Data.

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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