Software Engineer - Modeling & Simulation (C++) at Virgin Hyperloop

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The Software Engineer will be part of the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Team under the Machine Intelligence & Analytics (MI&A) Department within the Software Engineering Division. The M&S Team is responsible for design and development of the Hyperloop One simulation system utilized in areas of logistics optimization, control software verification, and system performance analysis. The M&S Team works closely with the rest of the MI&A department to integrate, test, and analyze key algorithms driving the autonomous behavior of the Hyperloop One Transportation System. Additionally, the M&S Team works with and acts as an interface to the Embedded Systems Departments, ensuring developed algorithms are well matched to compute, control, and sensor systems onboard the Hyperloop One vehicle.

Ultimately, we will design reliable, scalable, real-time (or near-real time) applications that make Hyperloop One a reality. We are seeking candidates with various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility. 
  • Developing software and algorithms using Object Oriented Programming in C++.
  • Design, develop, and continuously improve the Hyperloop One Fast-Time and Real-Time Software-in-The-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-The-Loop (HIL) simulation capabilities.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to design and implement simulation models of various fidelity.
  • Work closely with the Embedded Algorithms team to integrate, test, and analyze key software algorithms.
  • Work closely with the Data Analytics team to design and develop scalable data selection, visualization, and logging capabilities.
  • Work closely with the Embedded Software/Compute Department to integrate MI&A software products into target hardware platform.
  • Design and develop software utilities and execution tools to facilitate various simulation deployment strategies.
  • Design, update, and maintain design specification and end user documentation.
  • Keep a customer focused mindset, prioritizing developer productivity and application uptime.
  • Champion processes and procedures across the organization.
  • Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues who range from data scientist, software engineers, DevOps, hardware engineers, and product managers.
  • Understanding of OOP, real-time systems, communication protocols, and testing.
  • Experience in software and algorithm development using OOP in C++.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical / Computer Engineering, or equivalent field. 
  • Advanced proficiency in C++ / STL, and Linux Environment.
  • Understanding of transportation systems and operations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and products as required. 
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language and visuals. 
  • Highly self-motivated and directed. 
  • Keen attention to detail. 
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Working proficiency and excellent communication skills in verbal and written English.
  • MS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical / Computer Engineering, or equivalent field. 
  • Experience building large-scaled agent-based modeling and simulation system.
  • Experience using simulation development tools such as MATLAB Simulink and ROS.
  • Experience with embedded RTOS
  • Strong mathematical foundation in statistics and linear algebra.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced research / prototyping environment.
  • Understanding of transportation systems and operations.
  • Understanding of vehicle management systems and fault tolerant systems.
  • Ability to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity.
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.


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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
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Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
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Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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