Role and ResponsibilitiesWho We Are:CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customersu2019 training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and read

Senior Weapons Simulation Engineer

CAE USA Inc. • 
Arlington, Texas, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities

Who We Are:

  • CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customersu2019 training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.
  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAEs Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.
  • CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance
  • A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe
  • Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions
  • Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!


CAE USA, Defense & Security welcomes experienced weapons and simulation engineers to help train U.S. Armed Forces and those of our partners around the world. This is a rewarding mission you will be proud to support.

You will design, develop, test, and integrate real-time weapon simulations for military training devices. This is a hands-on, full life cycle simulation engineering position for experienced weapons and simulation engineers who desire to grow beyond traditional boundaries and create enduring solutions for a truly meaningful purpose.

Affinity for aviation and flight skills not required u2013 but this role will provide the opportunity for both!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Identify complex problems and provide solution options within program constraints
  • Quickly and effectively breakdown assignments and requirements into work tasks
  • Understand, create, and communicate complex design specifications in varying formats
  • Utilize experience, judgment, and logic to perform cost-benefit analysis
  • Succinctly provide schedule and effort estimates for various tasks
  • Meet or exceed cost, schedule, and quality commitments
  • Develop scalable, high-fidelity weapons simulations for real-time training applications
  • Integrate weapon simulation software with avionics, datalink, sensor, and simulator architecture
  • Create new weapon models using both established and innovative modeling techniques
  • Design, develop, code, integrate and test weapon simulation software to meet requirements
  • Perform integration and configuration of cross-platform weapon simulations
  • Fly real military flight simulators to conduct testing and evaluation of delivered weapon simulations
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing weapon simulation models
  • Participate in peer reviews, identify, track and repair defects
  • Mentor and guide other engineers from a technical and career perspective

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bacheloru2019s degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Security Clearance
  • At least 8 years of applicable experience
  • Understanding of weapon flight dynamics
  • Understanding of guidance, navigation, and controls
  • Understanding of weapon interfaces
  • Understanding of aircraft mux interface
  • Experience with coordinate system transforms
  • Experience developing software for analysis and modeling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed (Domestic and International)
  • Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role

Preferred Skills

  • 7+ years of combined experience in the following languages:
    • C++ / Fortran / Ada
  • Git / Jira / Confluence
  • Ability to lead other engineers in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Flight and/or weapons simulation and modeling
  • MIL-STD-1553 / MIL-STD-1760
  • Universal Armament Interface (UAI)
  • Datalinks (Link16, etc.)
  • Sensors and Seekers (IR, RF, laser, etc.)
  • Threat Systems / Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • DIS / HLA Networking
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • MIL-STD-3014 (MiDEF)
  • Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA)
  • Weapon Open Systems Architecture (WOSA)
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Systems Modeling Language (SysML)

Security Responsibilities

Must complyu202Fwith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures.u202F Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval.u202F All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role.

Work Environment

Highly collaborative closed room environment with open office space for unclassified tasks. Job duties include regular interaction with fixed base, full cockpit military aircraft simulators, and include the opportunity to learn to fly the aircraft simulation.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If youu2019d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal.

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Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", weu2019re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

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