Lead Development Engineer
The Test Data and Software group is responsible for collecting, organizing, and distributing accurate data to aid in testing and validating Hyperloop components and systems.
- Data collection includes developing and maintaining data acquisition hardware and software, machine controls, and the data pipeline for visualization and storage.
- Organizing the data includes overseeing the test organization and process to ensure full traceability, data storage, and reporting capability.
- Distribution of data includes tools to visualize, download, and process data stored in the database.
- This group is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of data collected, including calibration of assets and correct use of instrumentation.
The Lead Test Data and Software Engineer will:
- Provide technical leadership and manage team resources and priorities.
- Develop and manage the Test Data and Software group’s operating and project budget requirements
- Manage, maintain and report on the Test Data and Software Team’s project queue
- Mentor junior engineers on “best practices” though code reviews
- Introduce and support continuous improvement initiatives
- Setup common network topologies and interface with the Hyperloop-one IT department to ensure support for distributed systems
- Oversee the architecture and maintenance of the full data pipeline for testing data
- Oversee the data collection process to ensure full traceability to test configuration, calibration data, and test plans
- Oversee the implementation and adherence to asset management and calibration practices
- Ensure that safety is a key consideration during development of new programs and processe
- Maintain familiarity with the changing technological landscape and seek to implement new technologies
The candidate for this role must possess good communication and organizational skills. They must have experience managing high-performance teams, and have the technical background to be fluent in industry testing methods, instrumentation, data acquisition, and data storage and retrieval.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline.
- Proficient with NI LabVIEW (OOP, RT, and FPGA)
- Experience with National Instruments hardware (PC-based DAQ, NI CompactRIO, PXI)
- Proficient with object oriented programming concepts and techniques
- Experience with revision/version control systems such as GIT or SVN
- Experience with scripting and/or text-based languages (Python, C++, etc)
- Experience with maintaining, developing and interacting with InfluxDB, MySQL or similar databases
- Experience with systems integration, examples include PLC-, LabVIEW-, and CANopen-based systems.
- Experience with architecting highly distributed systems
- Experience with asset calibration programs and procedures
- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline.
- Certification in National Instruments LabVIEW, CLD or better
- Knowledge of networking and distributed systems issues
- Experience with DDS or other distributed communication middleware
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