Virtual/Immersive Training Specialist

Location US-VA-Arlington
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Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


The position will be providing SETA support to the naval S&T enterprise through the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The candidate will be required to provide S&T technical, analysis, and management expertise capable of supporting human performance and immersive training mission areas for the Naval Expeditionary and Irregular Warfare. The primary tenants of the mission are to:


  • Advance Scientific Knowledge - Advance the state of the art by executing world class basic and applied research and advancing technology development programs.
  • Transfer Scientific Knowledge - Expand customer capabilities through development of mission relevant S&T products and intellectual capital.
  • Impact Future Concept Development - Inform new operational concepts and influence requirements in coordination with combat, materiel, and technology developers.


The projects managed by ONR are commonly of national significance with potentially strategic impacts for U.S. and coalition forces and are critical to ensuring the success of our Naval Expeditionary forces in the battle space of the future. Because of the nature of the tasks performed under this task order, a special awareness of military protocol, operational utility, emerging technology, and program management are required. Tasks require strategic collaboration at senior levels among military, governmental, industrial and academic communities in order to ensure maximum practical return on investment.




  1. Review industrial technology, concepts, programs & investment areas related to S&T programs.
  2. Assist with analyzing & assessing industrial technology, concepts, programs & investments in areas specifically related to program objectives. This includes reviewing white papers & proposals submitted in response to BAAs/RFPs in an advisory (non-voting) capacity.
  3. Research emerging strategic visions, doctrine shifts, and technology forecasts relevant to the operational employment of forces as they relate strategic implications on ONR investments. This includes associated S&T investment analysis (gaps, balancing portfolios) from operational capabilities perspective.
  4. Assist with development of technology roadmaps focused on incorporating program technologies into existing or planned acquisition programs. Assist in the development of alternative S&T project priorities, goals & objectives.
  5. Assist with development of transition plans for technology products to engineering development & deployment in the Operating Forces.
  6. Assist with planning, conducting, or reviewing focused studies, wargames, or operational analyses to justify or validate technical or budget decisions related to S&T program objectives.
  7. Assist with reviewing, identifying & assessing emerging requirements, technologies, capabilities, concepts, tactics of interest, & possible teaming relationships in areas related to ONR’s objectives for selected technology programs.
  8. Assist in studies & evaluations of the strategic positioning of a portfolio of related ONR programs with respect to the investment mix & customer alignment, & conduct a sensitivity analysis of the portfolio.
  9. Prepare Investment Balance Reviews (IBR) and assessments, with knowledge of the Navy Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) requirements.
  10. Assist in evaluating technical progress & plans in S&T programs, make recommendations for coordinating, augmenting, changing emphasis of, or broadening scope of, S&T programs as a result of visits, attendance at meetings, & general surveys of relevant technologies.
  11. Support transition of S&T technologies by preparing information & documentation required to describe & implement the technology; identify & exploit opportunities to describe & publish in appropriate publications.


The candidate must possess demonstrated expertise in areas related to social, human behavioral or human performance sciences and a demonstrated ability to provide scientific assessment of S&T programs. The candidate shall possess a Master’s Degree, or higher, in a scientific field and possess at least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years of experience specific to the areas of human and social behavioral modeling analysis/assessment, and/or human performance and training assessment.


Candidate shall be in possession of, or eligible for, a SECRET level security clearance at time of hire.


The candidate shall provide qualified technical expertise, in support of Naval S&T requirements and strategy development; S&T program planning, management, execution, test & evaluation, and demonstration; and S&T knowledge dissemination. Primary tasking will to support the ONR Program Officers to develop and execute strategies that support basic and applied research of new, emerging, and developing Expeditionary Concepts, and subsequent evaluation of research results relative to projected operational requirements of future maneuver warfare for the purpose of identifying S&T gaps, opportunities and new technology solution approaches.


Membership or experience working with the following organizations is desirable: Simulation Interoperability and Standards Organization, IEEE, ACM, ISMAR, etc. 


The candidate should have demonstrated experience in some or all of the following:

  • Developing/employing computational modeling capabilities, visualization software toolsets, and training/mission rehearsal systems that will provide capabilities for forecasting human terrain responses at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.
  • Integrating computational models into software tools that assist decision makers (intelligence analysts, operations analysts, operations planners, and war gamers) in considering human terrain factors.
  • Military training modeling and simulation

            -Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)

            -High Level Architecture (HLA)

            -Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Simulation

            -Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSF)


  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality and associated head mounted display technologies
  • Terrain Modeling and Simulation
  • Developing or managing Future Naval Capability (FNC), Small-Business Innovative Research (SBIR), or Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Projects.
  • Experience with the Marine Corps or Army operational structure, business process, and operational needs as they relate to immersive/virtual training and operational decision making.
  • Marine Corp experience desired


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