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The Automated Test AE Team in the Americas Support organization has an immediate opening in Austin, Texas for an Applications Engineer focusing on Aerospace/Defense and Government (ADG) test applications.
Within the Support organization, Applications Engineers are responsible for Industries and Applications targeted for investment by the Sales, Business Units and R&D organizations. Successful AEs enjoy working with customers on a variety of challenging technical assignments that ensure project success and enable growth within key areas of our business. AEs form trusted technical partnerships with our customers and create mutual value by guiding system design, development and deployment decisions. As internal NI system users, AEs are in a unique position to recommend application improvements that strengthen the value NI delivers to our customers.
As a Staff ATE Applications Engineer, you will work with senior AEs to enable Automated Production Test (APT) customer success. Within the first 6 months, you will build application knowledge and software engineering skills as you work with a cross-functional team on a customer project. Within a year, you will acquire NI product certifications and develop industry acumen that will enable you to continue building your career.
Deliver application support to customers individually and through cross-functional team
Perform project-level scoping and estimation
Organize and execute a variety of complex tasks
Deliver application feedback
Capture recurring pain points associated with target applications
Clarify feedback as needed by ADG Business Unit and R&D
Key Performance Objectives
Build reputation with customers as a technical collaborator
Anticipate needs and discover unexpressed needs
Share application knowledge to clarify customer’s situation
Evaluate options and make effective recommendations
Develop and deliver customer-specific example software
Build customer loyalty by meeting or exceeding needs and confirming satisfaction
Build internal reputation as a valued team member
Collaborate effectively with peers and cross-functional teams
Plan effectively by prioritizing critical activities and staying focused
Earn trust by acting with integrity, sharing thoughts and valuing other’s contributions
Set standard for excellence and take responsibility for outcomes
Contribute to peer and new AE development
Leverage learning opportunities
Identify and pursue learning opportunities through training, coaching and on the job experience
Collaborate with manager to prioritize learning opportunities
Seek technical guidance from Applications subject matter experts
Welcome feedback, seek coaching and adjust behaviors to improve personal impact
Ability to obtain a security clearance
STEM-related bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience
Work location in Austin, Texas
Availability to travel up to 25%
Experience working with aerospace, defense, and/or government customers
Professional experience with the following NI Products as a central part of your current or previous role (all not required but depth and breadth will strengthen your candidacy):
Software: TestStand, LabVIEW, LabVIEW FPGA, Linux, Linux RT
NI Hardware: FlexRIO, High Speed Serial, ATCA, Oscilloscopes, USRP, VST, DMMs, SMUs, Synchronization, cRIO
Application Areas: Software Defined Radar, Electronic Warfare, Beamforming, Test framework/architecture standardization, RF physical layer measurements
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