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Jacobs Mid-Level Software Programmer in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Your Impact:

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Join a team turning abstract ideas into realities. Collaborate with industry experts to develop solutions to mission-critical challenges, such as NASA’s return to the moon, the DoD’s national security initiatives, international automotive manufacturers’ development of fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, and the DoE’s energy research. We tackle challenges in emerging technologies, cyber, intelligence, space exploration, energy transformation, and resiliency to ensure national security. As the world’s thinkers, visionaries, and doers, we disrupt the status quo and affect real, meaningful change in how we provide solutions to our customers, operate our business, and support communities.

Our Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples, wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, confidential F1 motorsports clients, and many others in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Our capabilities and recent project photos and videos can be found in the downloadable zip file at https://jtftp.jacobstechnology.com/. Use “anontg” for both the username and password.

We are looking for a Mid-Level Software Programmer to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollar turn-key supply. A successful candidate must be team-oriented, organized, able to communicate to all levels of the organization, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Your work will be unique and challenging while supporting several projects in a dynamic and exciting environment. This position will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to work with a team of motivated engineering and business professionals who work to ensure client satisfaction and deliver projects within scope, budget, and schedule.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support a commercially-marketed Data Acquisition and Control Software Package to include programming, testing, field deployment, and documentation activities.

  • Develop data acquisition system interface software in C# or LabVIEW for National Instruments products (i.e. PXI, cDAQ or cRIO) or similar equipment

  • RDBMS development, particularly Microsoft SQL Server

  • Perform local software development, integration, and testing

  • Track work progress and develop risk mitigation plans if necessary

  • Develop software for communication networks including Ethernet, reflective memory, GPIB, USB, RS-232/485, etc

  • Assist in installation and checkout of software at customer locations (mostly US, some international).

  • Perform facility startup, checkout, and commissioning, both domestically and abroad.

  • Communicate with clients and management regarding project status.

  • Estimating system design, material, installation, checkout, commissioning, and activation of projects.

  • Planning labor resources and scheduling project milestones to ensure project completion within technical scope, budget, and client schedule.

  • Developing proposals to capture future work with current clients and new markets.

  • Leading software and data acquisition projects through all phases to include design, fabrication, implementation, testing and commissioning.

Here’s what you’ll need :


  • Applicant must have Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Mechatronics or similar from an ABET accredited engineering program with 3+ years of experience in software system design, development, and deployment, or a Master of Science with a minimum of 2 years experience.

  • Candidate must be trained in math, science, and general engineering (i.e. software development is oriented toward science and engineering applications, not business oriented applications)

  • Experience with C/C++/C#/.NET programming and Visual Studio or similar OOP languages/tools is required. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs is required.

  • Experience in LabVIEW, PowerShell or shell scripting tools, Microsoft SQL Server and SQL programming is a plus.

  • Knowledge of/familiarity/ability to troubleshoot computer hardware, operating systems, networks, Active Directory, etc. a plus

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with data acquisition systems and electrical test equipment a plus

  • A desire to develop ingenious alternative approaches to challenges, and drive innovation during all phases of projects.

  • An ability to lead single and multi-discipline engineering teams to generate future workloads, deliver on project promises, and encourage and mentor colleagues.

  • US Citizenship required

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting 25 lbs. (<5%)

  • Maneuver in and around facility equipment for field measurements or troubleshooting (<5%)

  • Proximity to electrical circuits up to 120VAC (<5%)

Description of Work Environment

  • Office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site (>90%)

  • Field work outside (5%-15%)

  • Travel to customer sites for meetings, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting (>10%)

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • General office equipment, laptop PCs, desktop PCs (>80%)

  • Real-time systems, data acquisition measurement systems, etc. (>50%)

  • Multimeters (<5%)

  • Signal generators (<5%)

Criticality of Attendance

  • Regular attendance in office is mandatory

  • Overtime to meet project schedules and milestones (10%-20%)

  • Field assignments that include 2 nd or 3 rd shift (5%-15%)

  • Field work attendance and punctuality is critical


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.