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The Boeing Company Flight Simulator Games Designer (On-Site) in Waddington, United Kingdom

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.


Major UK programmes such as Apache, Chinook, C-17, P-8A and Wedgetail are supported and delivered by Boeing Defence UK (BDUK), a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Employing more than 1,400 people, BDUK also provides engineering sustainment and support for aircraft in service with the UK armed forces, along with virtual and instructor-led training. Leveraging our established defence business in the UK, and blending our local expertise with our ‘One Boeing’ global approach, BDUK is well positioned to support the UK with its current and future defence and security challenges.

The Gladiator Project will provide the Royal Air Force with a cutting-edge training environment that eventually all Royal Air Force full flight simulators will connect into, providing individual team collective training using high end war-games. The environment Gladiator provides requires a continuously developing portfolio of 3D and behavioural models to provide realistic gaming entities within the simulation. The successful applicant will join a small team of modellers, creating the 3D Graphic models and the advanced behavioural models for All entities used within this gaming environment.

While we work in agile and dynamic engineering environments, your wellbeing is important to us and we strive to find a healthy life balance and ethical team culture with a strong emphasis on openness, collaboration, innovation, safety and first-time quality. You will also have access to many resources in order to inform and support your development throughout your career with us.


To work within our existing Synthetic Environment Service (SES) team, coordinating with our technical lead and end-users to help deliver quality real-time 3D content and Entities.

  • It will involve working with end-users to help scope Entities/Models right through to delivery of the solution to the customer and acceptance.

  • Development of 3D Visual models to represent Objects that may be seen within a Synthetic Environment (Aircraft, Buildings, Vehicles, etc)

  • Creating switch and animation states for 3D Models.

  • Creation and modification of textures within GNU Image Manipulation Program.

  • Set up of internal entity systems for use on VR-Forces, to include Weapon systems, Radars, Infra-Red, etc

  • Configuration of fixed wing lib and EWAWS systems using RT Dynamics products.

  • Lua scripting for Behavioral programming.

  • Verification and Validation of created content.

  • Review of peers work

  • Management of system configuration using GIT and PDQ

The successful candidate will have knowledge of some of the following:

  • Knowledge of Modelling for 3D Real-time Application and modeling in Open flight format

  • Knowledge of Physics Based rendering techniques for 3D models

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) application knowledge

  • 3D graphics development using Presagis Creator

  • Software Development

  • C++ Lua Scripting

  • RT Dynamics Products

  • VR-Forces Development

  • Di-Guy

  • Have worked with or have an interest in the Military

  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence/BitBucket

  • GIT

Work Authorisation: This position does not have sponsorship approval. This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to acquire Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to acquire a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Please note this is a fully on-site position.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.