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Engineer Software (Game Dev) - 1365

Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Fairfax, VA, US, 22033

Company: HII's TSD

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.




Job Description

HII-Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) is currently seeking a Software Developer/Engineer with expertise in game development, preferably with artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) efforts.  The project this role will support is a rapid development and deployment effort to develop counter UAS (CUAS) technology for a critical US Department of Defense customer. We are looking for a multi-skilled software developer to join the team to assist in delivering critical Game Engine and AI/ML enabled solutions. A developer joining the project team will learn about the complex multi-disciplinary mission as well as engage with a highly-skilled engineering team delivering a cutting-edge solution to the end customer.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Utilize game engine expertise to assist in the development of a game engine based simulator utilizing reinforcement learning to model behaviors
  • Assists in the development of evaluation metrics to assess the effectiveness of  AI/ML algorithms in the presentation of CoA options to the warfighter
  • Designs  and develops system architectures and AI/ML models
  • Develops software with a team  to meet evolving requirements
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience developing with Unreal or Unity game engines
  • Experience working as part of a technical engineering team
  • AI/ML experience (specifically reinforcement learning)
  • Experience using Python and its associated libraries (pandas, numpy, Tensorflow, keras, etc)
  • Clearance:  Must possess and maintain a SECRET clearance
  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in realted field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
Preferred Requirements
  • Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or other related technical field
  • Procedural Environment Creation experience
  • Experience using reinforcement learning with drones/vehicles
  • Experience applying reinforcement learning in Unity or Unreal environments
  • Experience developing an ML pipeline from data collection to model training to model deployment
  • Redis/NoSQL experience
  • Geospatial experience
  • Version control experience, git preferred
  • Experience with UAVs/CUAS
  • TS/SCI preferred

Telecommuting may be approved for this position.



Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC