The Test Equipment Software Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and maintaining Beta’s suite of software that operates our critical test equipment, including motor qualification systems, battery management systems, avionics bus validation, and production acceptance systems. This test equipment ensures Beta’s systems and aircraft are performing their intended function at optimum performance. The software embedded in these systems requires diligent specification, design, and implementation to meet critical timing and accuracy requirements. The Test Equipment Software Engineer will utilize a combination of off-the-shelf software systems and in-house developed systems to ensure the test equipment is correctly supplying inputs and verifying outputs for all levels of test, from embedded software requirements-based verification to hardware qualification, to integrated aircraft systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop test equipment software specifications to define the operating characteristics and functionality of the test equipment for the intended level of test.
Design and implement the software that drives the test equipment, ensuring compliance to the test equipment specifications and industry regulations.
Utilize off-the-shelf systems, such as LabView, and other specialized equipment to provide cohesive and comprehensive test platforms in combination with specially developed software.
Integrate test equipment into Continuous Integration pipelines to achieve rapid, automated hardware-in-the-loop, model-in-the-loop, and software-in-the-loop testing.
Diagnose, troubleshoot and help resolve problems identified by test equipment in systems under test.
Provide feedback to the engineering design team on test equipment limitations and constraints to ensure accurate and feasible testability of systems, hardware, and software.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or relevant field and 3 years of prior relevant experience.
In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required.
Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and assignments.
Ability to effectively work cross-functionally and influence, advise, and direct members outside the direct reporting structure to perform job requirements and meet deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
Proficient in C, C++, Python, or other programming and scripting languages.
Experience with LabView, TestStand and National Instruments systems.
Proficiency in reading electrical schematics and understanding embedded software operation.
Strong bus communication and data analysis skills, particularly CANbus.
Experience with safety-critical systems development in a regulated industry (automotive, aerospace, medical, etc.).
Must be able to work on-site at Beta’s engineering headquarters in South Burlington, VT.
This position may require working in a high-voltage environment.
Lifting and moving of electronic equipment and computers (up to 50 lbs) may be required.