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Position Opening: Principal Software Engineer (C++ for Instrument Control)

Title: Principal Software Engineer (C++ for Instrument Control)

Location: Southborough, MA

Block Engineering, located in Southborough, MA (Boston metro area) is a premier designer, manufacturer, and seller of Quantum Cascade Laser-based (QCL) spectrometers and gas analyzers for the detection and identification of gases, liquids and solids. Block's products have won two Prism awards, and are used to protect people and facilities against chemical threats.

Block is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to lead the development of a new generation of its scientific instrument control software. Development will primarily involve C++ in a Linux / embedded Linux environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the design and development of a new generation of instrument software architecture for Block's QCL-based spectrometers and gas analyzers.
  • Participate and assist in the development of internal manufacturing and debugging tools for characterizing and debugging instruments.
  • Assist in the development and debugging of low-level software components that interacts with FPGA and device drivers.
  • Support key OEM customers with software integration efforts and provide technical recommendations to the sales support team as required.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A BS degree in Computer Science or related fields.
  • Strong C++ coding skills.
  • Development experience in the Test and Measurement industry would be ideal.
  • Experience with implementation of virtual instrument software architecture (VISA) and standard commands for programmable instruments (SCPI) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience with embedded Linux, Linux kernel, and/or POSIX APIs.
  • Experience with Git and Jira in a team environment.
  • Ideally, familiarity with communication protocols (Ethernet, USB, UART, PCI-X, etc.)

To apply, please email resumes to Danny at careers@blockeng.com. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us

For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

Block Engineering
132 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 251-3171
info@blockeng.com