Calspan Corporation

Lead Software Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
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Calspan's dedicated team designs and builds state-of-the-art engine test cell facilities and equipment and offers aftermarket service to meet jet engine test demands. In the area of turbo-machinery, Calspan’s team continues a 20-year tradition of setting industry standards for quality with the design and manufacture of turbo-machinery test articles and equipment. 


The Lead Software Engineer will perform programming in support of research, design, test and interface development of equipment and system.


This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization with a rich 75 year history that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan, we encourage you to speak with us.  


This position offers a Hybrid work schedule. 


  • Support development of test programs in an accurate and efficient manner.  Design, develop, and maintain quality test programs as a member of the software team.  Utilizing best practice in functional decomposition based in software engineering.
  • Collaborate with customer, manufacturer, and engineering team to clarify procedures, test configurations and accomplish on-site installations (including travel)
  • Support development of new applications and test tools.  Evaluate new technologies for implementation.  Conduct research that tests and analyzes feasibility, design, operation, and performances of systems
  • Document and develop test domain knowledge for the Calspan ASE organization.  Add and improve on testing knowledge to continue expertise in areas of: jet engines, wind tunnels, and other data acquisition and control systems. 
  • Effectively time manage and communicate resource usage to ensure projects stay within schedule and on budget.  Maintain records of tools, time, and other work-related efforts during installation for all customer projects.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 7+ years’ experience in computer programming or similar industry or;
  • A combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.
  • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Experience with C++, Java, Labview, python or similar programming languages
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and/or mechanical drawings
  • Ability or experience with electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with logic controllers or similar programmable computer devices / resources
  • Experience in structural programming, controls, data acquisition, and/or jet engine testing preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Why join Calspan Test Solutions?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

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