Software Engineer II

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. 

Purpose of Position


Evaluates, selects, and applies appropriate engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making required adaptations and modifications to affect an accurate operating system. Fully autonomous in performing most assignments. Receives assistance only on unusual problems.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Designs, creates, and modifies and maintains applications, development frameworks, and systems level software. Creation of some new applications.
  • Modifies and writes device drivers for interfacing with hardware.
  • Creates and modifies real-time executive and control software.
  • Designs, modifies, and creates mathematical support library, systems utilities, and debug packages under the direction of a more senior engineer.
  • Evaluates hardware and software to be installed on FSI-SS computer systems. Provides reports and recommendations.
  • Provides support to team leaders and project engineers in software requirements, design, and implementation.
  • Provides guidance to less senior engineers in the department. Provides recommendations for improvements.
  • Documents operating system, application and development software.
  • Works with fellow software engineers, hardware engineers and management to affect a smoothly integrated system.
  • Performs application design from research to testing phase with limited supervision.

Minimum Education


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other applicable technical field; and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. C++ competency desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities



Strong knowledge in Modern C++, or Strong C++, Windows/Unix, OS, C#, FORTRAN, Direct X, OpenGL, Dev Studio, Team Foundation Server, device drivers, and real-time computing.



Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.



Able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of the Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.