Software Systems Analyst

Bluehalo Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 1 month ago


Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation - not just every once in a while, but every single day. Together, we are leading the transformation of modern warfare and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role.

That's why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package. We're committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge. Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family all across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk.

From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us. Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?


The Systems simulation, Software and Integration Directorate (S3I) Government Systems Integration Laboratory (G-SIL) is responsible for supporting the acquisition, test and evaluation of components and technologies developed for the Army Integrated Fires Mission Command (IFMC) Battle Command System (IBCS). The G-SIL is a government owned Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) integration and test facility staffed by a team of Army civilians and contractors from multiple companies.

The Software Analyst will work with a diverse team of HW, SW, and Operational testers to plan, execute, and analyze real-time test results from test events and experiments involving newly developed/evolving IBCS major end items (MEIs), adapted versions of existing weapons and sensors, internal interfaces within the Army IAMD system of systems, and external interfaces with other Army and Joint systems in both live and virtual test environments.

General duties for this position will consist of the 1) analysis of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense family of systems , 2) supporting the assessment and verification of systems and systems-of-systems requirements, 3) definition and specification of distributed instrumentation, processing, communication, and data collection capabilities for the test environment, 4) identification of parameters of interest, 5) identifying appropriate stimulus, and 6) performing detailed analyses of test data.

This position prefers the Software Analyst to have a basic understanding of the Army Air and Missile Defense systems and doctrine. Oral, written, and presentation communication skills are essential.

Primary Duties:

Evaluate the Functional Capabilities of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Family of Systems with respect to System Specifications and Interface Control Documentation. Apply well developed Systems Engineering skills and methodology throughout the life-cycle of a real-time HWIL Government test lab (G-SIL) and work with, and assist, our air missile defense customer in achieving their test goals.

Apply engineering/scientific method to the definition, design, conduct, and reporting of tests and investigations of distributed composite track management software. Plan the assessment and verification of Army Air and Missile Defense systems and systems-of-systems requirements. Assist in the definition of test cases and provide technical direction in the preparation of appropriate test stimulus to realize those test cases.

Recommend specific instrumentation, processing, communication, and data collection requirements for the test environment, satisfy those requirements, and verify implementations. Identify key parameters for assessing command and control parameters. Support the verification and validation of all tools used for stimulus preparation, run-time instrumentation, post processing of data logs, and analysis.

Identify and specify new tools as needs arise. Perform independent analysis of the test data, review analysis results from other members of the team, reconcile discrepancies, and organize results for reporting.


A four-year Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited college in Engineering (BSCE or BSEE highly desirable), Computer Science, Physics, or Math, is required.

This position requires 5-10 years of overall engineering experience in software analysis and/or simulation verification.

Preferred experience with in RTI DDS, Current US Army air defense command and control systems and a working knowledge of the IBCS messaging protocols.

In addition experience in one or more areas of missile systems, real-time simulations of radar, launcher, and missile systems, composite tracking, sensor registration, Tactical Data Links (e.g. Link-16), Army/Joint Interoperability, distributed simulations using DIS, instrumentation, real-time software systems, scientific method, technical report generation, test data management and analysis, flight test planning, preparation, conduct, and reporting is desired.

This job requires frequent use of a computer. Applicant must possess strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages which include database software, spreadsheet software, word processing software, Internet software (i.e., Microsoft Office). Experience with scripting languages and common analysis software and tools (e.g. MatLab, Python) are highly desirable.

Applicants must currently hold (or be able to obtain within reasonable time) a DoD security clearance at the secret level.

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The BlueHalo Effect It speaks to who we are as a company, a global protective ring that shields everything we most want to safeguard, an unbroken line that ensures our customers retain the advantage in any battlespace, from high above the Earth to deep in cyberspace. It's who we are, a halo, a protector, the light of inspired engineering keeping our Nation safe.

Our vision is a world where national security is certain because technical superiority is assured. Join us and become a vital element of The BlueHalo Effect! EEO Statement BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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