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Software Engineer - Modeling & Simulation (C++)

Company: Hyperloop One
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop, we're bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive.


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 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 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 Virgin Hyperloop vehicle.

Ultimately, we will design reliable, scalable, real-time (or near-real time) applications that make Hyperloop 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 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 Algorithms Design 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, distributed computing, and testing.
  • Experience in software and algorithm development using OOP in C++.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical / Computer Engineering, or equivalent field.
  • 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.


  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave

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Keywords: Hyperloop One, Los Angeles , Software Engineer - Modeling & Simulation (C++), Other , Los Angeles, California

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