Computer Modeling & Simulation Engineer

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2022
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Computer Modeling & Simulation Engineer
  • Requisition Number: 7639
  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Department: Engineering Development & Tech - LC0847 (Direct)
  • Location: GDLS-C London (LCLONDON)
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Experience Required: Less than 1 year

Position Description:

At General Dynamics Land Systems we put our Customers at the centre of everything we do. Our commitment to protect and enable the people who serve drives us to develop products and systems that give them a clear advantage for mission success. We are looking for passionate individuals to help us deliver innovative, unique solutions to our Customers.

Position Description:

  • Practice Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) techniques and methodologies on R&D and production projects to aid in Digital Engineering (DE) implementation
  • Aiding in developing digital engineering of current system engineering verification and validation workflow (System engineering V-Model)
  • Driving project developments, technology adoption, and mentoring other engineers/developers in MBSE workflows and software/tools
  • Development and maintenance of digital threads, data analytics, digital twins
  • Development and testing of software control systems algorithms
  • Designing, testing, review and maintenance of MATLAB /Simulink models for embedded control systems and C++ Code
  • Development of models and testing environments for requirements verification
  • Physical testing tasks utilize rapid prototype controllers (RPC), hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and other testing tools to verify developed embedded control systems software on the hardware/vehicle.
  • Creating test plans and procedures for subsystem level testing or vehicle level
  • Supporting the processing and analysis of test data for verification of models
  • Support in validation testing and model development
  • Conduct research of new simulation techniques applicable to GDLS-C products
  • Write technical reports, prepare technical information to support bid and proposal activities
  • Support new product development with simulations and analyses
  • Participate in R&D planning with technology development proposals
  • Research new automotive technologies and evaluate their applicability to GDLS-C products
  • Participate in other computer modeling and simulation development needs

Position Requirements:

  • University Degree in Engineering
  • Relevant experience in computer modeling and simulation field
  • Previous system level experience in the automotive domain (performance, operability, projects, or methods development)
    • Experience in end-to-end systems engineering development
    • Background in physic-based modeling and analysis
  • Proficient with model based software’s (i.e. MATLAB/Simulink + toolboxes, CAD, Siemens Capital, Workbench, Enterprise Architect, etc…)
  • Knowledge of software / mechatronics development and implementation such as in-the-loop testing; Requirements in the loop, Software in the loop, hardware in the loop and vehicle in the loop
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders and developers from various disciplines
  • Proactive mindset, and quick and creative troubleshooter
  • Ability to travel (5% Canadian) and (5% US & International) and possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport
  • Must be able to meet Anthropometrical Size Requirements for confined space

Preferred Requirements:

  • P. Eng
  • Advanced Degree in Engineering
  • Familiar with ADAMS suite of tools and/or with advanced CAE software packages
  • Implementation of digital engineering and data analytics on large development scale
  • Knowledge of automotive and off-road vehicle design
  • Knowledge of advanced controls systems and rapid prototype controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics


  • Hands on integration and testing of Vetronics Systems / mechatronics devices.
  • Experience in vehicle and subsystem testing, creating test plans/procedures and execution of vehicle/subsystem tests, experience in data collection, and processing.
  • Experience coding with VBA and Python
  • A background and/or interest in vehicle dynamics, controls systems, and/or electronics


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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