SMX is seeking a Product Director to support a new USINDOPACOM J5 initiative to develop an AI/ML enabled plans and wargaming capability (STORMBREAKER). As the Product Director, you will be working on an accelerated development of a project in support of a high priority Department of Defense program. This position requires experience in designing, developing deploying software, collaboration with cross-functional teams, integration of existing capabilities and development of new applications.

You will play a pivotal role in the creation of innovative and engaging experiences on a new platform designed to develop technology solutions for big data environments that illuminate critical capabilities and vulnerabilities for DoD planners.

The candidate for this position must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively. They must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, make decisions in the midst of ambiguity and meet deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter that needs minimal supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and integrate M&S tools for DoD and the joint planning process that will provide analytics on military plan effectiveness and combat power generation.
  • Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms to support a combat adjudicator that will test and measure Courses of Action (COAs) within the Joint Planning Process.
  • Accelerate the delivery of a mod/sim module to our customers through the integration of existing capabilities into the STORMBREAKER platform.
  • Address unmet technical needs by integrating existing capabilities, developing and verifying new methods and techniques and leveraging knowledge of the product portfolio.
  • Manage and guide developers to build/test/refine new capabilities and effectively incorporate into the STORMBREAKER simulation capability.
  • Establish effective solutions for complex problems that involve interaction of several technical disciplines using technical analysis and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Identify modeling and simulation gaps, assess capability gaps, and recommend solutions.
  • Manage other software developers and engineers within the team to solve design challenges and ensure a level of design consistency and coherence across the digital development team.
  • Have a high attention to detail, working closely with business and technical stakeholders to drive measurable results.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Experience creating prototypes and products for direct use by a customer
  • In-depth understanding of modeling and sim design systems as well as AI/ML tools and capabilities.
  • 8 years’ experience working as a Software Engineer in C++
  • Experience with high performance and multi-threaded programming
  • Experience in the gaming or military simulation fields delivering configurable scenario-based environments for wargaming
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to learn outside of core discipline
  • Experience with different platforms supports: Web (Desktop + Mobile), Native (Mobile + Tablet)
  • Experience with planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing and rapid prototyping
  • Experience managing agile development processes
  • Experience with cloud-based deployment of applications/capabilities
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Some travel may be required.