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Position Opening: Software Engineer for Applications and Algorithms

Title: Software Engineer for Applications and Algorithms

Location: Southborough, MA

Block Engineering, located in Southborough, MA (Boston metro area) is a premier designer, manufacturer, and seller of Quantum Cascade Laser-based spectrometers which have won two Prism awards. These spectrometers can detect and identify most chemicals (in both the air and on surfaces) and are used for the protection of people and facilities.

Block is seeking a Software Engineer to be an essential member of a small, highly interactive, and close-knit team R&D team. Our team includes research physicists and engineers whose goal is to develop the best possible chemical detection systems.

Due to work on government contracts, candidates must be eligible to pass a security clearance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Be a key contributor developing the system-level software and applications running on Linux / ARM / Xilinx Zynq Ultra-Scale system.
  • Develop application software for a state-of-the-art hyperspectral imaging system.
  • Develop real-time software to control system hardware.
  • Optimize algorithms that are written in Python and MATLAB.
  • Transition R&D software developments to commercial products.

Required skills and background:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience with C++, Python, MATLAB.
  • Optimization of algorithms for speed.
  • Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Cross-compiler development environment for ARM.
  • Eligible to pass a security clearance.

Additional desired skills:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.
  • Image processing, filters, feature extraction, segmentation.
  • Communication protocols (e.g., ethernet, serial), ZeroMQ messaging.
  • Extensive experience writing software for instrument control.
  • Some knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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