Join the Avion family

Avion focuses on Full Flight Simulator design, manufacturing, and operation. Avion enables airlines to train at their home base, giving them complete control of the training schedule. This way, airlines can cut costs and CO2 emissions and have a well-rested flight crew. In other words: it benefits economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.
In early 2023, Avion entered into an agreement with an Indian Flight Training Company to supply eight Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators. The new center is scheduled to open in 2023, with two Avion A320 simulators being shipped to India and certified by the Indian civil aviation authority, DGCA. The remaining six simulators will be built and delivered in about eighteen months.
Avion is also ramping up its R&D activities by developing a Full Flight Simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, developing new functions like lesson plans, debrief tool and software updates for the Airbus A320 simulator. To support the enhanced R&D program, Avion will expand its team in the coming months.

About the job

Avion is looking for a Simulation Software Engineer to design and develop simulation-specific software for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 MAX Full Flight Simulator (and future new aircraft types). Simulation Software includes the following:

• Instructor Operating System and natural and man-made Environment models. It also includes interface models for the sound, visual, control loading and motion system.
• Integration of aircraft aerodynamics, ground reaction, and engine models from the aircraft manufacturer.
• Aircraft, avionics, displays and flight guidance/management systems.

Skills and knowledge will be required in one of the three areas initially, with a potential to grow into other areas with a mixed skillset and knowledge base.


• Design, Develop and Integrate Simulation Software Models in Matlab Simulink and/or C++.
• Integrate and maintain simulation packages from aircraft manufacturers.
• Maintain and Improve the quality of the Simulation Software Models.

Required skills and experience

• Excellent analytical skills.
• Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
• Demonstrated experience as a simulation software engineer (preferably for a flight simulator manufacturer).
• Experience with Matlab Simulink and/or C++ modelling of complex aerospace systems.
• Experience with software development for Windows and Linux Platforms.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Strong work ethic: comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company environment.
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to maximize productivity.
• Willingness to travel abroad to support customer acceptance and qualification with national authorities as Subject Matter Expert (SME), as well as to our manufacturing site in Almelo, The Netherlands.

Desirable skills and experience

• Experience designing and developing Simulation Software models for Airbus and/or Boeing aircraft.
• Good knowledge of the Instructor Operating System, including supporting tools.
• Good understanding of the working principle of the Sound, Visual, Control Loading and Motion System.
• Experience with a flight simulator product’s design and development phases up to qualification.
• Experience with the development of QTGs.
• Experience writing Acceptance Test Manuals (ATMs).
• Solid understanding of aircraft data communication protocols (ARINC 429, 708, etc.).
• Experience with the graphical design of Cockpit Panels for Lower Level Training Devices.
• Experience with programming in C / C++ and/or Java is a plus.
• Experience with Python and LaTeX is a plus.
• Experience with the design of Graphical User Interfaces is a plus.


This job position is based at our office in Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands.

Become a part of Avion

Working at Avion means having a challenging job in a successful and entrepreneurial environment where initiative and a high degree of freedom in acting are basic principles. Working together within and between teams is essential for our success. Likewise, we cooperate closely with our partners and customers to achieve the best results. You will have significant influence and responsibility for the outcome of technically challenging projects.
Avion will create the conditions that enable you to truly grow as a (technical) specialist. We will provide support, training and opportunities to further develop your talents in a stimulating & inspiring environment.
Avion is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At Avion, we are committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success. 
Do you think you meet the criteria, and are you up for a new challenge? We look forward to hearing from you! Email us at (no recruiters). Please include your motivation letter and resume. The selected candidate will start as soon as possible.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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