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Visual Database Designer



Gagetown, NB, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About This Role

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, and defence and security forces to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators as well as training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.

The primary role of the Visual Database Designer is to create SE content data sets for use within flight simulators and training devices that CAE Training Centers in Canada use to train pilots.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Gather geospatial data, imagery data, cultural feature data, and architectural information to create SE content data sets
  • Use a variety of software tools (e.g. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), terrain modelling tools, 3D visualization tools, and 3D modelling tools) to develop SE content data sets from source data
  • Produce SE content data sets compliant to the Common Database (CDB) 3.0 and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC 1.0) specifications
  • Deploy SE content data sets
  • Document SE content data sets

Required Education, Skills & Experience

Ideal candidates will have :

  • Post-secondary diploma in Geomatics, GIS, Digital Animation, Game Development, or similar technical field
  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • Design and development of SE content for simulation using CAE Lithos and MOTIF SE database toolsets
  • Analyzing and manipulation of GIS data sets using ArcGIS
  • Working with satellite imagery, digital elevation models, and vector data to create detailed, high-resolution SE data sets
  • Working in small teams
  • Writing documentation and reports
  • Must be able to hold a NATO Secret Canadian security clearance and Canadian Controlled Goods (CGP) clearance
  • Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or with a valid Work Permit

Here are few reasons why folks love working at CAE!

  • Meaningful work that drives professional development
  • Ability to enter and grow within the technology industry
  • Work in a collaborative environment
  • Be part of a high-performance team

What we have to offer

  • Benefits: fully flexible for you to choose what is important
  • Retirement: Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Financial Perks: Employee Stock Purchase Plan & numerous corporate discounts
  • Personal and Family Programs: Physical Wellness Plans
  • Fun at work: social and community events all-year round!

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As "One CAE," we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at