Test Equipment LabVIEW Architect and Developer

3 weeks ago
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This position seeks a mid-level engineer to work in a multidisciplinary team environment supporting test and evaluation of inertial systems. This role requires an experienced LabVIEW FPGA programmer and/or architect to generate various applications including, but not limited to the control of proprietary FPGA-based frequency counters, test program automation, client/server model development, and creating executive sequences for high-accuracy instruments. 


The applicant will be expected to also support the system integration and design verification test to certify the delivered applicaiton meets requirements. The candidate will report to engineering task leaders and work in a fast-paced team environment and must collaborate with other team members.


The ability to be detail-oriented, follow task processes, and pursue continuous improvement in software development processes are essential.


  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering Degree is required. 
  • Candidate must have experience programming in LabVIEW, TestStand or other industry standard test automation software. National Instruments certifications not required but beneficial (CLA, CLD, CLED).
  • Previous experience integrating and developing ATE for mixed-signal hardware devices is desired, as well as familiarity with integrating and developing software for commercial test instrumentation - Data Acquisition Modules, PCI/PXI Instrumentation, Real Time Embedded Controllers, Communication Devices.
  • The engineer will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will require strong teamwork and interpersonal skills in this fast paced technology development environment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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