National Instruments


Full Time

Austin, TX

$115K - $125K


Posted On:




The National Instruments Transportation Systems R&D, monoDrive Simulation team has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer. In this role, you will work in the design and development of systems from concept to release, providing technical leadership to the development team and execution excellence on all initiatives.


  • Accurately identify customer and industry needs and provide ideas for new systems and features in the transportation industry

  • Independently lead the development of components and features through release

  • Review work quality and provide mentorship to other engineers.

  • Ensure adherence to development processes and best practices.

  • Facilitate decisions necessary to deliver a quality product in a timely fashion

  • Define and prioritize tasks for the team and leverage resources to complete tasks on time

  • Interact with customers, other NI staff, and partners in support of designing and deploying new systems and features


  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering, electronics & computer architectures.

  • Strong understanding of the physics of robotic sensors, vehicle dynamics, or computer simulation.

  • Demonstrated success and experience developing object-oriented features in C++ (11/14/17).

  • Experience developing applications in a collaborative git work-flow.

  • Proven expertise in processes to ensure quality and predictability for software development.

  • Thorough understanding of systems design principles.

  • Ability to identify and solve system engineering problems.

  • Excellent communication skills and experience working directly with customers, engineers, and business stakeholders

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, changing and challenging environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to:

  • Lead and work effectively with teams

  • Problem-solve effectively - diagnose technical issues and propose effective solutions

  • Take initiative, be a self-starter, and work independently

  • Quickly learn applicable technology, systems, and products

  • BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline

  • 6+ years of experience in software development

  • Strong C++ skills

  • Experience in robotics or simulation is a plus

  • Experience in the transportation industry is a plus


  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies

  • Experience using git collaboratively for development projects

  • of integrated hardware and software projects

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the transportation industry

  • Excellence in engineering practices and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Strong understanding of radar or ultrasonic physics modeling is a plus

  • Experience with core simulation engine technologies, physics or computer graphics

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 is a plus

  • Experience with Machine Learning is a plus

  • Experience with Machine Vision is a plus

  • MS/PhD preferred

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong sense of ownership

  • Ability to execute to project specs and deadlines

  • Persistently drive tasks and lead projects to successful completion

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude


There are many reasons to consider joining a company. Key among them are the people, the ideas, and the technology. At NI, we believe in the power and potential of connecting the three to create a path to success.

The people: We’re looking for curious and creative problem solvers who value diversity and fresh perspectives, are bold and kind, and willing to take chances.

The ideas: What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you want to program robots? Build flying cars? Leave the world better than you found it? At NI, we build on the big ideas of big dreamers to make their visions a reality.

The technology: With our tailored, software-connected approach, we support our customers through all phases of the product development cycle. From 5G and medical innovations to autonomous driving and the future of space travel, we help our customers Engineer Ambitiously every day.

We’ve long been globally recognized as a top employer. Our compensation and benefits are very competitive, as are our modern workspaces, career development and mobility opportunities, and a culture that fosters belonging and emphasizes community giving. We encourage our teammates to challenge the status quo and collaborate with one another to build innovative solutions.

No matter your career path, we’re here for you, for each other, and for the next generation of innovators who think bigger, aim higher, and go faster.

Are you up for the challenge of helping shape humanity for the next 100 years? If so, let’s get started, and let’s Engineer Ambitiously together.

NI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.