Closed: Seeking a Senior Aircraft Simulation Software Engineer for our USA division

January 24, 2022

PAC is an innovative, privately-owned company delivering high-impact operational capability to our Defence and commercial partners. Our trusted team of engineers, operational experts and technical specialists share a passion for the capabilities we support – always ready to go the extra mile to ensure mission success. We look for people who value integrity, flexibility and professionalism – these values set the standard for everything we do.

Our culture allows the unique opportunity to make – and see – an impact. We enable autonomy, value professional curiosity and decisiveness, and – above all – cultivate collaboration. Our dream candidate doesn’t just ‘fit’ our culture – they add something unique and enhance it. 

As PAC continues to grow, we are expanding our team and seeking a Senior Aircraft Simulation Software Engineer. The position will be based in Atlanta (GA), Boise (ID), St. Louis (MO), Dallas Fort-Worth (TX) or Phoenix (AZ), with remote working an option for the right candidate.

As a Subject Matter Expert, assignments will vary, but will include the following responsibilities:

  • Modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software programming applications related to avionics and aircraft systems (aerodynamics model, navigation, autoflight, propulsion, and maintenance).
  • Participating in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing, and certification of software.
  • Providing guidance, coaching and training to other employees.
  • Managing complex projects at a senior engineer level, involving delegation and review of work products.
  • Conducting continuous improvement to systems and processes in order to improve performance of job area.
  • Performing technical planning, systems integration, verification, and validation activities.
  • Conducting cost, risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into a total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related area.
  • 6 years of prior relevant engineering experience, or a graduate degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related engineering experience.
  • Experience with new development and updating and refactoring existing software.
  • Experience with system testing concepts, performance issues, and testing optimization.
  • Experience with C++.
  • Experience with various scripting languages (Python, etc).
  • 1 year of prior experience leading a team of software engineers.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Able to work shift work and travel when required – locally and nationally

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience with Dev-ops methodology, tools, architecture.
  • Experience with real-time simulation based products.
  • Experience with cloud computing and hardware virtualization.
  • Experience with system administration of Uni/Linux Operating Systems.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of software architecture.
  • Experience with Visual Studio or comparable Integrated Development Environment.
  • Experience with Subversion, Git or comparable source control platforms.
  • Development knowledge in Windows. Experience with UNIX environment a plus.

Life at PAC

We take great pleasure in seeing and empowering our people to thrive – personally and professionally. We recognise the value of your unique skills and will provide you with a flexible working environment, ongoing training and development opportunities and a competitive salary. Additional benefits include;

  • Medical, Dental, Vision options
  • Life Insurance
  • SIMPLE IRA with matching
  • Employee benefits and support program
  • Four weeks annual leave, six days sick leave and 10 paid holidays per annum.

Integrity is one of PAC’s core values and as such, we are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. PAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Employment decisions are based solely on the best person for the job and without regard to candidate status, background and/or any characteristics protected by laws and regulations.

This is a full-time position.

To apply for this role or for further information about the position, please contact us at

Due to the nature of this role we are only able to consider applicants for this position who are approved to legally work in the USA. Holding, or eligibility to obtain, and maintaining a secret security clearance is a condition of employment in this role.

Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered.


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