The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Information Technology
Full-time - Permanent

Bluedrop is seeking talented and enthusiastic Virtual Reality (VR) / Mixed Reality (MR) simulation developers to join our simulation product development team and help build leading edge technology crew-based mission training devices. Under the authority of the Director of Products & Development, the Systems Software Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintaining advanced VR and MR simulation software for virtual and constructive training systems throughout the products evolution including software development, integration support and in-service engineering support.

What you'll do


  • Develop various land, air, and naval vehicle system simulation models. 
  • Perform unit and integration testing of simulation models. 
  • Create system testing documents. 
  • Resolve deficiencies. 
  • Perform hardware/software integration tasks. 
  • Install software loads in preparation for hardware/software testing. 
  • Resolve software issues raised by subject matter experts and customers. 

What you'll need


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent experience).
  • A minimum of 2 years' of experience. 
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in 3D, math, object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures. 
  • Solid software engineering skills, including the ability to write maintainable and robust code using modern object-oriented C++ standards and best practices. 
  • A thorough understanding of Windows operating systems. 
  • A thorough understanding of virtual environments. 
  • Autonomy, creativity, and a good sense of initiative. 
  • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with testers, and other developers. 
  • Simulation or Game industry experience would be an asset: Knowledge of industry tools such as Virtual Battlespace 3/4 (VBS3/4), Unity, Unreal, CryEngine or other 3D game engine. 
  • Experience developing real-time physics-based simulation models (e.g. fluid flow dynamics, aerodynamic, kinematic, and game physics systems, etc.) desired.
  • Knowledge of networks and networking concepts. 
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot distributed simulation problems and provide acceptable solutions or corrections. 
  • Experience with distributed and integrated simulation (HLA/DIS) would be considered an asset.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Integration Software Support Testing Training

A little bit about us

Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. (BTS) operates within the defense and aerospace industry where it designs and develops highly specialized, high performance, tactical training for front line operators of equipment working in complex environments and high-risk situations. This includes, training systems needs analysis, custom courseware development, virtual simulation training devices, and ongoing training support for in service support. Typical customers include Tier one OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, career-oriented individuals who wish to be part of a large, dynamic and highly successful organization. We offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities and benefits as well as exceptional career growth potential. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We just hire the best….

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