Software Engineer (Virtual Reality) – TRU Simulation Training, Inc.

at Textron
Published February 29, 2024
Location Tampa, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Software Engineer (Virtual Reality) - TRU Simulation Training, Inc.

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades through the iconic and beloved Cessna and Beechcraft brands. We are passionate advocates of aviation, empowering people with the freedom of flight. As you join our legacy as a global leader in private aviation, you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, expand your skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities, and build your career. We provide a competitive and extensive total rewards package that includes pay and innovative benefits to support you and your family members – now and in the future, beginning day one. Your success is our success.



The Virtual Reality Engineer is a highly motivated and self-driven team player with the ability to perform in a cutting-edge prototyping environment. The preferred candidate must have strong programming skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have a passion for working on and creating high quality immersive virtual reality experiences. The VR Engineer can design and develop software from requirements, lead root-cause analysis, communicate options for resolution and provide recommendations for software defects.


  • Design, develop, integrate, test, and document virtual reality software for use in flight simulation training device

  • Design and implement procedural asset creation techniques to efficiently generate and modify 3D models, textures, and environments for immersive virtual reality experiences

  • Design and implement innovative solutions for optimizing performance and reducing latency of virtual reality software and hardware

  • Participate in engineering design reviews, hardware/software integration, stakeholder demonstrations, and acceptance testing events

  • Create and maintain documentation for virtual reality software and hardware solutions (e.g. Acceptance Test Procedures, Interface Control Documents, Technical Specifications, Work Flows)

  • Provide engineering staff with recommendations for software and hardware enhancements

  • Research and analyze data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

  • Collaborate with a team of talented engineers to create immersive and engaging virtual reality experiences

  • Stay up to date with the latest technology, tools, and techniques for virtual reality and beyond (e.g. Extended Reality (XR))

  • Stay current with regulatory requirements for flight simulation training device visual systems

  • Execute objective tests and analyze test results for the visual portion of the Qualification Test Guide

  • Outside of virtual reality the candidate will design, develop, integrate, test, and document visual interfaces for 3rd party image generators used on flight simulation training devices



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Game Development, 3D Graphics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Electronics Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of relative computer science/software engineering, or technical experience.


  • Proficiency in C , Linux OS, Git version control

  • Strong working knowledge of Unreal Engine 5 (UE)

  • Experience with Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) hardware devices such as headsets, controllers, tracking systems (e.g. Varjo, HoloLens, HTC Vive, Oculus)

  • Proficiency in debugging, optimization, and performance tuning for VR experiences

  • Deep understanding of 3D graphics & rendering pipelines, visual effects, modeling, shaders (HLSL/GLSL), texturing, and lighting for simulation environments

  • Demonstrated past performance of procedural asset creation techniques

  • Experience with following:

  • 3D modeling using Blender

  • Version control of large file sets for 3D models, textures, environments

  • Integrating & testing Unreal Engine Geospatial Plug-ins (e.g. Cesium, ArcGis, Blackshark)

  • Working in a team environment to produce a game, simulation, video, or experience

  • Familiarity with physics simulations and real-time interactive systems a plus

  • Knowledge of aircraft and/or flight simulation industry experience a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to travel for up to 25% annually

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Take your career higher at TRU Simulation Training:

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • Paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance (terms and conditions apply)

  • Flight training courses and bonuses (terms and conditions apply)

Come feel the pride!

This role is eligible for a $5,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus. Terms & conditions apply. The Company reserves the right to amend or suspend this program at any time.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recruiting Company: TRU Simulation + Training, Inc.

Primary Location: US-Florida-Lutz

Other Locations: US-Florida-Tampa

Job Function: Engineering

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Experienced

Shift: First Shift

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation: Available

Job Posting: 02/20/2024, 4:06:34 PM

Req ID: 321541