Senior Control Engineer, LabVIEW

Tri Alpha Energy   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Energy / Utilities


Less than 5 years

Posted 450 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Tracking Code82-270

Job Description

TAE Technologies is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our core mission is to create a new source of clean energy – one that’s powered by nature’s own processes and produces no harmful byproducts. It’s what we call Friendly Fusion. Our groundbreaking work has effected industry-wide advances in accelerator and plasma physics, and acted as a catalyst for adjacent innovations based on our results. With 20years of focused research, TAE Technologies is on a purposeful path to commercial fusion energy and pioneering sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

We have an opening at our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) facility for a Senior Control Engineer, LabVIEW who is responsible for designing, engineering and implementing National Instruments (NI) systems associated with distributed control, real time control, timing and data acquisition systems. This is a regular, full-time employee position that is not suitable for an offsite or consulting agreement arrangement!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for LabVIEW programming and HMI interfaces

Production, installation and commissioning of NI based systems

Integrated commissioning of the NI based systems

Documentation, operation and enhancement of NI based systems

Liaison with other engineers and scientists to form requirements for NI based systems

Detailed design and specification of hardware, distributed IO and infrastructure components

Detailed design of software structure and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)


This position requires heightened security because of access to controlled information, and employment with Tri Alpha is contingent upon Tri Alpha either verifying U.S. person status or electing to apply for, and obtaining, any necessary licenses. Tri Alpha may choose not to apply for the license for such individuals who may require them and may decline to proceed with an application on that basis.

Required:  B.S. ElectricalEngineering or Computer Science

Preferred:  LabVIEW Certification (Certified LabVIEW Developer)

Technical Experience (Equipment, tools, etc.):

National Instruments hardware, PXI, PXIe

National Instruments distributed IO (eRIO etc.)

Commissioning of networkinfrastructures

Software Knowledge and Skills Required:

LabVIEW programming

Object Oriented and/or Actor-Framework programming

Experiences of interfacing with large database systems

Networking using Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, Data Distribution Service (DDS) and otherindustrial protocols

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Integrated control of high voltage or high current systems

Integrated control or acquisition of diagnostic systems

Interest in large science or R&D projects

Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team

Effective/excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to cooperate and communicate well with engineering, physics/science and project management groups

Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

Self-motivated, creative and accustomed to out-of-the-box thinking

Available to work flexible and extended hours as needed

Available for some limited travel – US and international


At least 2 years experience with large distributed control systems gained in an industrial or scientific environment

Experienced in the operation and enhancement of industrial or scientific control systems

Interfacing with or design of scientific instruments or systems