Modeling & Simulation Specialist

Orlando, Florida

Post Date: 03/21/2017 Job ID: 22279 Industry: Information Technology

Kavaliro is seeking a skilled Modeling and Simulation Specialist for the leading Central Florida client. 

Required skills are as follows:

• Proficiency in constructing and running discrete-event simulation models in 2D and 3D space

• Proficiency with a discrete-event simulation software tool, such as Arena, Simio, AnyLogic, ProModel, FlexSim, Simul8, ExtendSim, SimEvents, JaamSim, etc.

• Demonstrated skill in collaborating with clients, project stakeholders and support partners to identify system design requirements

• Ability to analyze, dissect, translate, synthesize and abstract (as necessary) system design requirements and build simulation models according to those requirements

• Proficiency in mining, cleansing and analyzing data using MS Excel

• Solid foundation in advanced statistical methodologies, including, but not limited to, probability distribution-fitting, sampling theory, design of experiments, and correlation techniques

• Proficiency with a statistical software, such as R, IBM SPSS Modeler, SAS, Minitab, etc.

• Solid programming skills with demonstrated ability to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Java and SQL

• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

• Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with particular experience in creating clear and concise presentations and communicating results and findings in meetings with clients, project stakeholders and support partners

• Ability to prioritize and manage several projects at the same time in a highly-variable, fast-paced environment

• Highly motivated and self-directed

• 1 to 3 years of simulation-related experience, including working knowledge of and building and running discrete-event computer simulation models; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred skills to include:

• Advanced knowledge and experience using Arena, Simio, or AnyLogic simulation software platforms

• Experience developing agent-based simulation models

• Experience with random walk and crowd simulation models

• A minimum of 3 years of simulation-related experience, including working knowledge of and building and running discrete-event computer simulation models using Arena, Simio or AnyLogic simulation software; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience 

Responsibilities: 
This position combines computer simulation modeling with data analytics to provide recommendations to optimize system designs that support current and future business. Specifically, the M&S Specialist will be responsible for: (1) constructing computer simulation models; (2) verifying and validating simulation models; (3) performing simulation experiments in order to predict system outcomes; and (4) providing solutions to clients and project stakeholders for designing, engineering, implementing and improving systems and services.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Work with internal clients, project stakeholders and support partners to gather system design requirements and create technical specifications

• Collect, prepare, and manipulate data into a format necessary for appropriate simulation modeling input analysis

• Construct computer simulation models using a simulation software solution based on system design requirements and technical specifications, ensuring that models are designed for flexibility to support future modeling needs and enhancements

• Perform simulation experiments and analyze, interpret and document results of modeling and simulation activities

• Present actionable feedback to clients, project stakeholders and partners for incorporation into system design decisions

• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established company policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities

• Perform other duties as assigned 
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