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Simulation Engineer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, being the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Job Summary:
The Simulation Engineer will design, develop, and verify aircraft simulators for a variety of Scaled aircraft and concepts in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work includes creating 6DOF aircraft models, systems models, fault and failure models, conducting hardware/aircraft-in-the-loop simulations, and supporting training and test planning activities. This work will include both software and hardware aspects and will span preliminary design, critical design, development, debugging, and post simulation data reduction.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Aerodynamic modeling and 6DOF aircraft simulation
• Development and verification of aircraft system models, including physical modeling, and integrating test data into system models
• Supporting flight crew training, handling qualities evaluations, ground and flight test planning
• Integrating ship avionics and flight hardware into HIL/AIL simulations
• Generating and maintaining wiring diagrams for simulator hardware
• Designing, developing, testing, and integrating software and hardware
• Complete product development with significant vertical responsibility
• Solving complicated problems with simple software/hardware solutions
• Supporting technicians and electricians
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects

• Proficiency with Matlab/Simulink
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Strong knowledge of aerospace avionics and electrical technologies and products
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or substantial equivalent experience
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

• Proficiency in software development
• Previous simulator design and development experience
• Experience in requirements development
• Proficiency with C and C++
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or relevant work experience

Essential job functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol

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