The entry point for joining as a System Engineer or Snr System Engineer will be dependent on your technical knowledge and proven capabilities in the relevant areas to successfully undertake the duties and responsibilities. We take pride in our culture built around creating an environment promoting and actively encouraging progression through support and self-development, so are looking for like-minded individuals with drive, determination and a results-focused attitude.
Joining our Systems Engineering Department, you’ll be part of a team that is responsible for developing both hardware and software solutions, based on object-oriented technology and event-based architectures, primarily in the LabVIEW programming language and on the National Instruments hardware platforms.
You will help customers across a wide range of industries with a diversity of issues, from getting started with LabVIEW software, programming and debugging, to the onsite commissioning of complex systems including distributed embedded systems. You will also be involved with projects such as creating demos and developing proof of concepts. You must exhibit strong problem-solving, communication and business acumen skills alongside a passion for technology. You will gain a privileged insight into engineering practices across a wide range of industries and will be part of an expert team providing consultancy on system requirements.
Our Senior System Engineers take on responsibility for leading projects acting as the primary technical contact to the client, including architectural design, project management through full project lifecycle and managing internal project teams. The complexity and size of projects will increase based on an individual’s skills and capabilities. They are also expected to be able to handle commercial project-related discussions, including response to RFQ’s, requirements qualification and costings, with the client.
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to;
Programming memory and speed efficient applications using LabVIEW, object-oriented programming and event-based architectures.
Developing intuitive graphical user interfaces.
Selecting the correct measurement hardware for a given application based on a customer’s specification.
Providing timely, accurate and effective solutions to technical problems.
Providing guidance on the installation and working functionality of both software and hardware, including an explanation of configuration settings.
Troubleshooting problems and incompatibilities in both software and hardware.
Delivering professional and high quality, customer education courses.
Delivering technical presentations and demonstrations to customers, colleagues and partners.
Maintaining up to date awareness of all competitive products and how they compare technically with Austin Consultants’ core products and technologies
Working with the business development team to develop proof of concepts and Quotations for customers.
Flexibility to travel throughout the UK, including at short notice 50% of the time
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum 2.1 honours degree in engineering or science related field, such as electrical/electronic engineering, physics, mechatronics, mechanical or computer science.
Minimum of LabVIEW qualification of Certified LabVIEW Developer, ideally Certified LabVIEW Architect (requirement for Snr System Engineer level)
Certified TestStand Developer qualification desired but not essential.
Minimum of 3 continuous year’s practical commercial project experience in, instrumentation & control, industrial automation and ATE is required.
Firm knowledge and experience of National Instruments embedded systems, including LabVIEW FPGA and LabVIEW Real Time.
Understanding and practical experience of object-oriented principles.
Experience with all National Instruments hardware platforms, including DAQmx, cRIO and PXI.
Practical electrical debug experience.
Experience in a second language, Python, JAVA, C and C++ is preferred but not essential.
Must be able to multitask, manage time and prioritise effectively.
Strong problem-solving skills to analyse the problem and think creatively to provide a solution.
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills are key.
A results-focused, action-oriented mentality is essential with the ability to deal effectively with customers to deliver successful project outcomes.
Ability to get along with others and function as a team player as well as work autonomously.
A proactive, can-do attitude and a positive outlook is vital
Legal right to live and work in the UK. Sponsorship is not available.
Must hold a full clean and valid UK driving license.
Ability to make commercially informed decisions when working on projects with customers.
Reporting to the Head of Systems
Ideally, based in our northern office, in Sheffield, although being situated at our Bristol or London office will be considered.
To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV to recruitment@https://austinconsultants.com
Closing Date: 30th March 2019