Cutlass Systems Engineering is a small firm specializing in Modeling and Simulation. We are looking to augment our team working with the Naval Research Laboratory to develop a shared technical framework for M&S of Navy combat systems. Cutlass provides technical leadership to systems engineering, integration, and operation of the M&S: we are empowered and proactive. Work is in an R&D setting with freedom to forward new ideas and bring them into reality. Innovation is encouraged. Results directly impact ships and maritime systems to help protect sailors and improve our Navy. We offer flexible hours, telecommuting options, excellent benefits, and zero bureaucracy. We have openings to support development and integration of a series of distributed High Level Architecture simulation testbeds used for system-of-systems analysis. Things to do: • Develop software to advance a high performance computing framework controlling interaction of federated simulations. • Implement the exchange of data and events between simulations using the HLA runtime infrastructure while maintaining simulation interoperability and portability across computing platforms, operating systems and communications systems. • Prototype software tools such as simulation controllers, data extraction/reduction, visualization, and system-of-systems analysis. • Implement interoperability improvements such as automated distributed simulation coordination and synchronization across multiple sites to optimize runtime performance. • Develop a multi-level security infrastructure allowing for greater interoperability while maintaining the highest level of commonality between different testbed versions. We need teammates proficient with relevant programming including C/C++, Python, and Matlab. Demonstrated experience with distributed simulation systems and HLA is a plus. A degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline is required.