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United Technologies Corporation Synthetic Environment Designer in Orlando, Florida

Job ID: 01371281

City: Orlando

State: Florida

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HFL41: Orlando, FL (STS-VP) 12600 Challenger Parkway Suite 130, Orlando, FL, 32826-2702 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic Synthetic Designer to participate in the production of 3D immersive computer-generated environments for Collins Aerospace image generation. Strong technical artistic skills, including a good working knowledge of 3D environment design and simulation, are important. An understanding of, 3D computer modeling including but not limited to 3D visual environment scenes, entities, weather effect utilizing photo retouching, image editing tools.

This person will start out as an individual contributor and is expected to be highly motivated to learn the technology, tools, and processes of Collins Aerospace and to quickly complete assignments with some guidance from technical leadership.


  • Performs duties dealing the description, labeling, logging, and organization of source data relevant to the design, requirements, construction and review of visual databases.

  • Creates required documentation associated with component development and testing.

  • Is responsible for using component configuration management tools and following associated configuration management procedures.

  • Has familiarity with, and utilizes several different types of COTS and in-house tools sets to process data relevant to visual database handling and construction, given top level and component design standards and processes.

  • Constructs 3D polygonal models and/or textures for features such as buildings and towers, low detail moving models, and simple airfields with lighting, shading, textures, transparency, and multiple levels of detail.

  • Constructs models and/or textures for use in visual and sensor realms of simulation.

  • Basic system level or image generator knowledge. Knowledge of basic CLI commands required to test component.

  • Conducts component testing with a lead or senior engineer.

  • Participate in customer meetings but not with scope decisions.

Candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (STEM or Arts) or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience; identified skills and experience

  • Experience working with 3D computer modeling software such as Creator, Maya.

  • Experience with photo retouching and image editing tools such as Photoshop, Substance Painter.

  • Documenting Visual synthetic environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products or Google Apps

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of scripting languages (such as JavaScript or Python)

  • Geo-references files (such as Google earth or ARCGIF)

  • Knowledge of CDB

  • Experience using Global Mapper, Arc or GIS tools

  • Exposure to AGILE, JIRA or JAMA or DOORS

  • Gaming or simulation experience. Knowledge of Unreal, Unity is a plus.

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires an HS Diploma or AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post high school training) with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a HS diploma, GED or AA/AS degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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