Simulation developers make simulation software for a wide range of clients to test real-world solutions in a virtual environment. They are makers, analyzers, and contributors that enjoy worldbuilding straight from the imagination to help predict and prepare for what lies ahead.
Simulations are used across multiple industries – from scientists who use them to predict chemical reactions to business managers who use them for leadership development. No matter how the simulation is used or by whom, it’s a simulation developer’s responsibility to plan, develop, and test it. They can work with shapes and form solutions before even touching physical supplies. They are resourceful and knowledgeable, able to both think conceptually as well as code and program.
Employers tend to hire simulation developers with at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills. Jobs for this role are competitive but also in high demand, and are expected to grow 21% by 2028.