Simulation Software Engineer - Cooperative Driving Applications

Leidos

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McLean, VA

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    Position summary

    Driving Applications (CDA)** to join our team! Successful candidates are expected to meet all minimal qualifications and preference is given to candidates with desired qualifications.

    Learn more about STOL here: STOL

    Primary Duties:

    • Write and extend a variety of applications and components in support of transportation research, including connected vehicles and human factors.

    • Design, develop, and test new features and enhancements for existing simulation platforms, primarily in C++ in a Linux environment.

    • Integration of new simulators into a co-simulation environment.

    • Deployment of simulations in cloud environments for scalable compute.

    • Resolution of bugs and anomalies reported by simulation users.

    • Tuning of simulation parameters and configuration for specific applications.

    Additional Duties May Include:

    • Analyze and assess the team's existing CDA software systems to comprehend their architecture, and how they can be redesigned into more modular, scalable, and maintainable components.

    • Contribute to internal best practices for software development and lead knowledge sharing to support adoption across development teams.

    • Work with cross-functional internal team to determine technical feasibility of projects, breakdown project goals into software development tasks, and assist with overall effort and timeline estimation of planned work.

    • Lead the execution of planned technical work, including design work, addressing unplanned technical challenges, and being responsive to changes in customer needs.

    • Directly interact with on-site customer representatives and external stakeholders to speak across technical disciplines as needed throughout a project's life cycle.

    Systems of interest relate to the following:

    • Open-source simulation technologies like CARLA, SUMO, NS-3

    • Cloud computing architectures for cloud-based simulation

    • Human-factors focused driving simulator technologies

    • Integration of multiple simulators to form multi-resolution co-simulation platforms

    • Construction of digital-twin simulation environments for real-world spaces.

    • Intelligent Transportation Systems and Cooperative Driving Automation

    • V2X communication hardware, software, and standards

    • Vehicle automation and cooperation

    • Data visualization and analysis

    • Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR)

    Minimal Qualifications:

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance (which includes three years immediate residency in the US).

    • Interest in working with emerging technologies and shaping the future of transportation.

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other science discipline (e.g., transportation engineering, electrical engineering, etc.)

    • 2+ years' industry experience developing software.

    • Prior exposure with C++ and familiarity with scripting in Python or Bash in a Linux environment.

    • Working background with a distributed computing middleware (e.g. ROS, DDS, TENA, Kafka, etc.)

    • Prior involvemen with automated unit testing frameworks and best practices.

    • Technical writing skills to develop software documentation and support material.

    • Familiarity with peer review best practices for software changesets, both for submitting code changes as well as reviewing them.

    • Communication and collaboration skills to work with the STOL team as well as our on-site customer.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • 4+ years' industry experience developing software.

    • Project technical leadership, including planning and estimation of technical tasks.

    • Hands-on development experience with:

      • Vehicle dynamic and sensor simulation tools, such as CARLA, LGSVL, CARSIM, CARMaker or similar
      • Communication simulation tools like NS-3, OMNET++, NetSim, OPNET, Matlab or similar
      • Traffic simulation tools like SUMO, Vissim, Aimsun, TransModeler or similar
    • Developing software systems in an open-source environment

    • Working in an Agile development environment

    • Cloud computing development and configuration

    • Operation and development for driver-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop, or motion platform simulators.

    • Experience with HD maps and tools (e.g., Roadrunner)

    • Experience with creating 3D maps for 3D simulators (Unreal Engine, CARLA)

    • Comprehension of communication protocols - TCP/UDP, SNMP

    • Knowledge of IP concepts, techniques, and common practices (e.g., working with sockets, internal vs external IP addressing, routing, etc)

    • Familiarity with publish/subscribe architecture patterns such as ROS and DDS

    • Familiarity with concepts of co-simulation or co-simulation frameworks (FMI/HLA/MOSAIC)

    • Knowledge of vehicle electronic systems and standards (SAE, ISO, etc.)

    • Experience with Git, Maven, Gradle, Docker and continuous integration

    • Software development for AR and VR technology

    • UML design language

    Anticipated salary range for this role: $75,000 - $120,000
    Salary level is dependent on the level and expertise of the selected candidate

    Original Posting Date:
    2024-06-21
    While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

    Pay Range:
    Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

    The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

    Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.