Computer Science – Virtual Reality Engineer

at Qualis
Published May 31, 2023
Location Huntsville, AL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


This position will provide Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) support to the System Analysis Branch (EV74) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) team in support of spaceflight habitat development programs. The successful candidate will be the operator of the Virtual Environment Lab (VEL) and responsible for maintaining the hardware and software in order to support human factor assessments. The candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies.

The candidate will provide and perform the following tasks:

  • Assist in integrating multiple technologies into a cohesive virtual environment for analysis purposes.
  • Assist in working with software developers to solve issues between software/hardware being used to perform the VR/AR assessments.
  • Update programming tools for various AR/VR platforms.
  • Participate in showcasing the VEL’s capabilities to external customers for future work.
  • Participate in worksite analyses using virtual assessments software such as Process Simulate Human (PSH) to evaluate hardware designs against human systems integration requirements.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office and laboratory environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and contractor facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


Here's What You'll Need:

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, or Robotics, or a degree in a related technical discipline such as Industrial Design, Physics or Mathematics. Typical educational requirements are the equivalent of a BS with at least 5 years of experience in VR/AR.

The candidate is required to have:

  • Understanding of how VR/AR is used to help engineering assessments.
  • Knowledge in coding and/or using any of the following software packages:
    • Unity
    • C#
    • Unreal Engine
    • Microsoft HoloLens for Augmented Reality capabilities
    • Siemens Process Simulate Human (JACK)
  • Knowledge in or used any of the following hardware:
    • Vicon Camera system with Shogun software.
    • HTC Vive VR HMD or other SteamVR connected HMD
    • Microsoft HoloLens 2 or other AR HMD
  • Critical thinking, effective communications, and good problem solving skills.
  • Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players willing to work in dynamic work environments.
  • Comfortable with technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants):

  • Experience using PSH, or Jack.
  • Experience with CAD software such as CREO, SolidEdge, or SolidWorks.
  • Experience with 3D modeling or animation of human models
  • Familiarity/knowledge of NASA, MIL, or FAA Human Factors standards.
  • An understanding of the NASA systems engineering processes.
  • Microsoft Mixed Reality Tool Kit
  • Blender


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