This position will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting human factors research at the Driving Simulator. The successful candidate will be part of a larger research team that provides critical human factors support on special projects by operating, maintaining, and as required, enhancing the Driving Simulator, in support of the human factors research. Responsibilities for the Software Developer will include providing technical assistance to the Senior Programmer(s) and Project Manager. It may also include communications and presentations to the Government concerning technical progress and results.
The responsibilities of a successful candidate may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assist Senior Programmers in software development and modeling for scenarios in real-time simulation.
• Work closely with the customer and contracted Principal Investigators (PIs) to help design real-time scenarios to conduct research in the areas of surface transportation and human factors.
• Maintain software and hardware integrity.
• Ensure that programs run without errors during periods of data collection.
• Work with PIs to help develop work plans, write papers and reports, and assist in data collection.
• Attend team meetings on an as needed basis.
• Travel to technical conferences for outreach activities.
• Be prompt, schedule-conscious, and able to focus on the work at hand.
• Self-motivation, initiative, and ownership, making sure outstanding issues are completely addressed for the team’s success.
• Bachelors degree in software engineering and real-time simulation (Masters degree preferred).
• 2+ years full-time professional experience in software engineering, real-time development, object modeling, and simulation training and/or research.
• Communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing.
• Knowledge and experience in in the areas of human factors and simulation research and/or training.