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Lockheed Martin Virtual Prototyping Software Engineer (Level 4) in Palmdale, California


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Be More Than You Can Imagine .

This position is with our Advanced Development Programs known as the Skunk Works located in Palmdale, CA. This is a full-time technical engineering position for the Virtual Prototyping group. The Virtual Prototyping group is an advanced visualization provider of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) services and solutions to Lockheed Martin Corporation and its customers worldwide. Through the power of visualization, Virtual Prototyping helps people understand complex systems and ideas by “bringing concepts to life,” allowing for better, faster decision making and, ultimately, assisting programs in winning new business and performing on existing programs. From conceptual design to sustainment, Virtual Prototyping provides discriminating technologies to support the complete product life cycle that articulate information using simulation, visualization, virtual collaboration, human computer interfaces, and synthetic real-time environments. These capabilities save time, reduce costs and risks, improve quality, and enhance safety by increasing product and process understanding. The group provides unique capabilities and tailored solutions through product visualization, manufacturing simulation, serious games applications, vehicle simulation, operational awareness, virtual training, maintainability & sustainment operations, virtual & augmented reality, battle space visualization, continuous improvement efforts, facilities development, and much more.

This engineering position requires having a strong and diverse technical background being able to develop, integrate, and apply various modeling and simulation technologies/methods in the fields of advanced visualization, simulation, and human computer interfaces. Individual must be able to learn and quickly pickup technical concepts and software applications in effort to apply them to meet demanding program requirements. Candidate needs to have a strong programming (i.e. C++, C#, Java, .net, XML, etc.) background for rapid software prototyping development and the ability to integrate code into 3D applications including gaming technologies, augmented reality, virtual reality, and other real-time simulation tools. The candidate will be responsible to work with the Virtual Prototyping programming team on real-time 3D M&S applications and other software development tasks. The candidate will also be leveraged for additional M&S research and development tasks.

The candidate should have good communication, coordination, and organizational skills. This individual will need to be able to collaborate well with a multi-site software development team and be able to multi-task in a time critical environment.

A level 4 employee Typically has 9 - 15 years of professional experience.

What’s In It For You

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical

• Dental

• 401k

• Paid time off

• Work/life balance

• Career development

• Mentorship opportunities

• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

This position is in Palmdale, CA Discover Palmdale.

Basic Qualifications:

• Programming and scripting experience in C++/C# and other coding languages.

• Experience with real-time 3D tools including game engine programming experience.

Desired Skills:

• Presagis tools (Vega Prime and Creator), MaK VR’s DI-Guy, DiSTI’s GL Studio as well as an understanding of vehicle flight dynamics to support visual simulations.

• Specific experience with gaming technologies such as Unreal, CryEngine, Unity3D, and Prepar3D.

• Web based programming (i.e. HTML5, SQL, CSS, ASP, Ajax, WebGL, etc.).

• 3D graphics programming to include GPGPU, OpenGL, DirectX, etc.

• Programming languages including C++, C#, Python, .Net, VB, XML, Perl, etc.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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