Specialist, Graphical User Interface Software Engineer


Arlington, TX

Role and Responsibilities


This is a hands on software engineering position on the Graphical User Interface team. The primary responsibility of this position is supporting the development of customer's Instructor Operator Station (IOS) Graphical User Interface (GUI). Job duties include product code generation, testing, and integration with other training environment components. The system includes 2D & 3D graphics and some of the product development will require utilizing graphic technologies. Candidate should be a fast learner with very strong analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to carry tasks through to completion with only general technical direction.

The GUI Software Engineer, is responsible for research, design, and development of computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development. Primarily responsible for the design and development of software products for a variety software applications. Participates in all phases of the software development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test of software products. Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of software for the target application. Works closely with cross functional members of the engineering organization to develop and evaluate interfaces between hardware and software, and operational performance requirements and design of the overall system. Develops software test procedures, software programs, and related documentation. Contributes to determining, estimating, and validating the cost and scope of software efforts to ensure software performed meets program cost, schedule, and technical constraints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software
  • Analyze requirements and determine end user needs for implementation.
  • Analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls
  • Design and develop Windows and Linux applications
  • Contribute as a team member to prepare, update and/or maintain software design documentation and customer documentation
  • Ensure software and quality company processes and standards are met

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Candidate must possess a BS in engineering or related aviation or computer systems discipline
  • Experienced professional with minimum of 4 years Software engineering experience using Object Oriented Design, Qt Framework (Qt 4.8+).
  • Demonstrated ability to work under general supervision to design, develop, document, test and debug simulation software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
  • The understanding of implementing functional requirements for computer software
  • Software languages: C/C++, C#
  • Experience in Ada, FORTRAN, Perl, Python and UML or the ability to quickly pick up legacy languages is a plus
  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse
  • Experience in Database Systems and 2D and 3D graphics programming including OpenGL a plus
  • Experience in Windows 10 & Linux
  • General understanding of computer networking communications
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, written, interpersonal, and listening
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented development environment and possess a willingness to take ownership, accept accountability, and thrive under pressure
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism. May be responsible for providing guidance, coaching and training to other employees within job area.
  • Ability to apply sound engineering principles and develop innovative solutions
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills with a practical knowledge of Project Management.
  • Flexibility to support occasional overtime, weekend work, shift work and site travel (CONUS)
  • General computer skills including use of Microsoft Office products
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Secret security clearance

Preferred Skills

  • Familiar with GUI design principals and standards
  • Experience developing graphical maps and plots in 2D and 3D.
  • Experience with geospatial display software.
  • General understanding of operating system concepts – multi-threading, events, semaphores, memory management, and system configuration
  • JSON, DDS experience
  • Knowledge of different testing methodologies (e.g., White/Gray/Black box testing)
  • Configuration Management and Collaboration tools such as ClearCase/ClearQuest, Atlassian Tools (Jira, Confluence, etc) and Perforce
  • Familiarity with Perforce and Atlassian tools a plus.
  • The ability to manage projects with the responsibility for the delegation of work and the review of others' work product is a plus.
  • Defense Industry or Military Experience a plus

Active DoD Secret Clearance within a six-year investigation period a plus

Security Responsibilities

Must comply with 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.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office or computer lab environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Occasional travel for data gathering or customer test events is possible.

Physical Demands

This role requires the ability to maneuver body in/out of cockpit containing sensitive equipment.

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 EEO is the Law poster.

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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.

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