Space Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineer

U.S. Citizenship Required. Ability to qualify for a US Department of Defense security clearance required. Candidate must be SAP and SCI program eligible. 

This position is in person.

Toyon is seeking individuals with experience in C++ and Python programming languages to support space systems modeling, simulation, and analysis. Ideal candidates will have experience developing in and working collaboratively on large C++ codebases including data-oriented design architectures, event driven simulations, and Monte Carlo simulations. Ideal candidates will also have experience in mathematics and physics including systems-level analyses in missile defense, radar system simulation and modeling, statistics, numerical integration algorithms, and modeling of aerospace systems. Individuals will develop and make use of existing analytical tools to support analyses for a wide customer base. Typical projects require formulation of the analysis problem, model development, analysis execution, and presentation of the results to the customer.


The ideal candidate will have the following experience, skills, and ambitions:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to formulate concrete analysis problems from imprecise need statements
  • Ability to work with others to conceptualize and solve problems
  • Versatile in C++ and Python
  • Strong math and numerical analysis background
  • Knowledge of detection, tracking, and discrimination algorithms
  • Experience solving multivariate optimizations

Candidates must have a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, math, or a physical science and 5 years of experience.



  • Competitive Industry Pay
  • 100% Employer-Paid Medical Insurance Premium
  • HSA with Employer Contributions
  • Dental and Vision Coverage Options
  • Company Funded 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance  
  • Paid Parental Leave

The annual pay range for the Space Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineer position is $115,000 to $200,000.

The posted pay range values provide the candidate with guidance on annual base compensation for the position, at a full time level of effort, exclusive of overtime, bonus, and benefits-related compensation, over a range of qualifications that may fit hiring objectives. Toyon Research Corporation will consider the individual candidate’s education, work experience, applicable knowledge, skills and training, among other factors, when preparing an offer of employment. 

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All qualified applicants for the Space Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineer position will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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