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TMC Kinematic Modeling Lead Engineer

Caribou Thunder
Colorado Springs, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

TMC Kinematic Modeling Lead Engineer


Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: 1st

Salary Range: $70K-$125K


Caribou Thunder, LLC is a Woman Owned, HUBZone Certified, Native American Owned, SBA and SDB Certified global engineering services company, incorporated in 2006. Caribou Thunder is a Global Service Provider supporting a wide variety of DoD, Space, and Intelligence programs with consistent growth since inception to over 100 associates and $10M in annual sales with solid performance in 35 states across the U.S. and 22 countries around the world.

Caribou Thunder Engineering Services is seeking a Kinematic Modeling Lead Engineer to support the Threat Modeling Center that is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threat modeling products in support of MDA and MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.


Develops and verifies kinematic threat models and high fidelity ballistic missile and advanced threat models for use in a variety of modeling and simulation tools/framework/media.

Coordinates the Missile Modeling/Kinematic Modeling team activities for day-to-day operations within TMC.

Serves as the customer-facing liaison for customer and internal communications, setting priorities of work and project planning amongst the team, maintenance of the model database, and extensive team management with delegation of tasking based on priorities.


Must have a good understanding of modeling and simulation methods and processes.

Must be able to research, interpret and verify parameters required to build, replicate and propagate missile or space launch trajectories to include staging, debris, counter measures and RV / payload traits.

Must be able to apply standard engineering and mathematical algorithms to ensure the accurate portrayal of expected missile or space launch behavioral characteristics during all phases of powered and un-powered flight.

Must be able to work with little or no direct supervision, work as an integral member of a product delivery team and meet time critical delivery schedules.

Modeling, Simulation, and automation experience.

Programming background to include languages such as MATLAB and Python.

Strong knowledge of the flight characteristics, motion, and performance of ballistic missiles

Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment.


Strong math, physics or engineering background is preferred.

Previous experience with modeling flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and missile performance parameters of ballistic missiles is highly desirable.

Strong background in missile system engineering performance is highly desirable.

Mastery of engineering modeling principles behind body motion, trajectory generation, counter measures, and debris is a plus.


Required: Secret

Preferred: Top Secret


Level 3

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Aeronautics, Physics, or Math plus 5 years of experience

OR Masters plus 3 years of experience

Level 4

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Aeronautics, Physics, or Math plus 9 years of experience

OR Masters plus 7 years of experience


Caribou Thunder, LLC is an established Defense contractor with nearly 20 years of experience delivering engineering services worldwide.  We offer industry leading salaries, flexible work life balance, full range of benefits (career development and mentoring, PTO, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401k match).  Caribou Thunder, LLC offers meaningful career opportunities within a true team-based environment, where every employee matters, contributing to a higher goal supporting National Security programs. Caribou Thunder, LLC is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. United States citizenship is a requirement for all positions.


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Caribou Thunder


Colorado Springs, CO
80908 USA



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