Calspan Corporation

Software Engineer - Jet Engine Test Cells

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
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Calspan ASE is the world’s number one supplier of ground-based testing solutions and expertise for the aerospace industry. Our customers get a single, experienced partner to help them efficiently validate engine and airframe performance across development, production and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). We are looking for motivated Software Engineers to design, implement, and support of control and automation used for testing.


Every single thing we do with our customers and employees is based upon our goal of being selective to join and difficult to leave. We operate with a core set of values surrounding inclusiveness, accountability and innovation. Do you have what it takes to Be Calspan?


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience.


Design, implement and support control and automation software for jet engine test cell and ground test projects. This is a diverse role that includes predominantly custom one-off equipment and components for new facilities as well as major capability upgrades to existing facilities.

  • 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 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
  • Experience in computer programming, product testing, automated systems, or similar
  • A combination of education and experience 
  • Applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government. 

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Experience with C++, Labview, python or similar programming languages
  • Experience with data acquisition, logic controllers or similar programmable computer devices / resources
  • Familiarity with Linux Systems including configuration, administration, and/or deployment
  • Familiarity with Network administration and/or programming in mixed OS environments (Windows and Linux)
  • Familiarity with avionics busses such as ARINC 429, AFDX, MIL-STD-1553 is a plus
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and/or mechanical drawings
  • Familiarity or experience with electro-mechanical systems
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to travel up to 20%, domestic & internationa

Why join Calspan?


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, 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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