Aero Software Engineer (Weapons)
Arlington, TX 
Posted 25 days ago
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 customers' training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.
  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE's 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 recent and pending graduates with an interest in aerospace and software engineering 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 software engineering position for software engineers who desire to grow their skills and career beyond traditional boundaries while creating enduring solutions for a truly meaningful purpose.

A successful candidate will display the following traits:

  • Desire for continuous learning and growth
  • Ability to apply knowledge to different contexts
  • Show initiative when working assigned tasks and identifying previously unknown tasks
  • Maintain focus when working individually or as a member of a team
  • Demonstrate creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Flight skills and an affinity for aviation are a plus! This role will provide the opportunity to experience both!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Develop scalable, high-fidelity software for real-time simulation and training applications
  • Design, develop, code, integrate and test simulation software to meet requirements
  • Perform integration and configuration of weapon simulations
  • Fly real military flight simulators to conduct testing and evaluation of delivered software
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing simulation models
  • Apply aerospace domain knowledge to complete assigned tasks and schedule commitments
  • Participate in code reviews as author and reviewer
  • Communicate progress or needs along with solutions/recommendations to senior engineers
  • Develop software test procedures, software programs, and related documentation
  • Utilize modeling tools to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate results

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense Security Clearance
  • Programming experience in at least one of the following languages:
    • C / C++ / Fortran / Ada / Python
  • Foundational understanding of coordinate systems and transformations
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) knowledge
  • Understanding of aircraft and/or missile flight dynamics
  • Basic familiarity with aircraft systems such as radar, Infrared sensors, radios, etc.
  • 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

  • Familiarity with dynamic modeling and flight simulation
  • Linux
  • gdb
  • Perl
  • Game Development / Gaming Engines (Unreal, Unity, etc.)

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. 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. 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 you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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", we're 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.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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