Senior Systems Software Engineer_PTN - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for Simulation Systems Software Engineers at varying levels of experience to join the Pilot Training Next (PTN) program.


PTN is a fast-paced development environment focused on innovation and creative edge. Our engineers work hand-in-hand with our customer to deliver out-of- the-box training solutions, rapid prototypes and innovative user experiences that have an immediate impact on U.S. Air Force pilot training.


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Our Simulation Systems Software Engineers will design, develop and test software for use in a real-time simulation-based 4D training environment that incorporates virtual reality and audio and haptic feedback. The training environment uses commercially available hardware (HTC Vive, Thrustmaster HOTAS), virtual flight simulator software (Prepar3D, XPlane), biometric devices (Zephyr, FitBit), and AI-enabled software agents. Our engineering team creates the simulation interoperability software to integrate the environment using the DIS (IEEE 1278) protocol and multiple application programming interfaces (APIs). The team also conducts systems integration testing for the training environment, including troubleshooting and fault isolation between their software and other commercial or government-owned software.



Required Skills:

  • BS degree and 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience developing C++ Windows applications using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Familiarity with DIS (IEEE 1278)
  • Experience using source control, such as Git
  • Comfortable creating new applications and modifying existing legacy/open source software and plugins
  • Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment where your work is critical to the program’s success

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Prepar3D’s SimConnect API or Prepar3D Development Kit (PDK)
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools to include JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience working with the FitBit WebAPI or other biometric device APIs