(Canberra) Simulation Technician


About Calytrix

Calytrix Technologies is an Australian company specialising in the delivery of software, systems, and training support services to the Australian and international defence community. Calytrix has more than a decade of experience designing and delivering complex training events having delivered over 125 training activities involving military, government agencies, OGOs, UN agencies and emergency responders.

Calytrix has been intimately involved with ADF training since 2007 and remains an integral component of the HQ JOC joint and collective training capability. As part of our expanding role supporting the ADF we are increasing our simulation support capabilities to the ADF's new Core Simulation Capability (CSimC). This group, operating within the Joint Capability Training Branch will be responsible for delivering simulation services to make the Joint Collective Training environment as real and accessible as possible.

Calytrix has over 60 employees, maintaining offices in Canberra, Perth and Orlando, Florida. Approximately 50% of our workforce are ex Defence members.

About Your Position: Simulation Technician

Calytrix is seeking Simulation Technicians who will be responsible for the management, maintenance and configuration of simulation systems used to support ADF Joint Collective Training (JCT) activities. These positions will be available from January 2021 and are offered as full-time roles.

Working in the Joint Collective Training Branch (J7-JCTB) of Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC), the Simulation Technicians will work closely with the JCTB Joint Collective Training Directorate to configure and test in-service simulation systems which are used as part of broader technical solutions to deliver training outcomes for simulation enable collective training activities. In this capacity the Simulation Technician will:

  • Provide specialist subject matter expertise on all simulation applications used by the JCTB.
  • Operate, provide instruction on, and maintain various simulation applications and models in support of simulation events.
  • Assist with integration of simulation applications with command and control (C2) systems.
  • Assist exercise planning staff and technical leads in translating event requirements into simulation design specifications, identifying suitable simulation applications and training required, and deploying equipment and administering simulation applications in support of simulation-based events.
  • Ensure the interoperability of simulation software components necessary for simulation-driven events.
  • Advise exercise and technical planners in understanding simulation capabilities with respect to military training objectives and the simulation applications necessary to support those objectives.
  • Prepare, monitor, and execute simulation test plans and events as part of the Simulation Control Cell (SIMCON).

This position will need to liaise very closely with both exercise and technical planning staff as well as other contractors responsible for the provision of network infrastructure used to deliver simulation effects across a distributed training audience. As such it will require an individual who is willing to learn new systems and processes and who can work in a complex environment, to tight timelines. The candidate will be supported by a strong support network but will also need the ability to work independently when required.

About You

Successful candidiates will have:

  • Application or Customer Support experience including on-site hardware set up and tear down
  • Exposure to Defence simulation environments and protocols
  • Knowledge of military simulation protocols (particularly DIS and HLA)
  • Knowledge of common military simulation applications (JSAF, JCATS, etc.)
  • Experience working in Linux environments including use of administrative tools both command line and GUI
  • Experience working in Windows environments including use of administrative tools
  • A demonstrated, general understanding of TCP/IP networks (IP addressing, sub netting, connectivity diagnosis, multicast)
  • Demonstrated ability to configure and operate distributed network applications
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technical problems and develop solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment
  • Hold a minimum Baseline Security Clearance (NV1 preferred) with an ability to upgrade to NV2.
  • The ability to travel within Australia and overseas in support of training planning and execution activities.

Why Calytrix

Supporting military training using simulation is an exciting and expanding field of endeavour. As a member of the Calytrix team, you will be working with a close-knit group of ex-military planning specialists and technical professionals to deliver robust and effective simulation solutions to support ADF training.

Calytrix is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.

If this sounds like the job for you, please apply to by sending a covering letter and brief resume addressing the skills and experience listed above.