NASA Virtual Reality Software and Simulation Engineer

at CACI International
Published May 31, 2023
Location Trammels, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


NASA Virtual Reality Software and Simulation Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: NACI

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

What You’ll Get to Do:

We are growing the team that will take astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars and are looking for an experienced aerospace, electrical, computer engineer, or computer scientist with a background in Virtual Reality, simulations, and math modeling. This highly regarded team supporting NASA will support our efforts to continue developing software technology used to model and simulate the space environment and complex space systems for astronaut training, extra-vehicular activity (EVA) planning and review, and future human exploration vehicle design review. Candidates should have great interest and experience in VR/AR software development, with possible research and / or graduate thesis backgrounds in the topic area, and most of all, possess a great passion to contribute to our Nation’s exploration of space.

This position requires a self-motivated, capable person wanting to work in a team-oriented, friendly, but demanding, environment. The ideal individual should have technical project leadership experience with strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong customer relationship skills.

Above all, the individual will have a positive, can-do attitude, be flexible, and be willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise.

More About the Role

In addition to outstanding technical expertise, the individual must be very people savvy, possess leadership skills and a positive team-player attitude, and be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. Leadership of small technical projects is desired.

This work takes place at NASA/JSC in Houston, TX, a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in human space flight and the space exploration initiative.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident for access to USG Facilities.

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines plus a minimum 7 years’ experience in development of VR/AR system using the Unity or UE4/5 environments.

  • Strong computer and software skills in both Linux and Windows environments using C/C++.

  • Experience in the leadership of technical project teams

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.

  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.

  • Highly developed coordination and organization skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Modeling and Simulation with 5 years relevant work in aerospace systems and/or VR / AR experience using the Unity or UE4/5 environment.

  • Experience with Human computer interaction system design.

  • Experience with Vive / Lighthouse system, Oculus Rift and/or Quest system.

  • Experience with other graphical tools such as Blender, AC3D, Maya, Photoshop, GIMP, etc., a plus.

  • Experience with software simulation, e.g., CACI/NASA Trick simulation is a plus.

  • Experience with C#, Python, or Tcl/Tk.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.