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Instrumentation & Controls Data Engineer Job in Sandusky, Ohio US

Instrumentation & Controls Data Engineer

HX5 Sierra LLC - Sandusky, OH

Posted: 5/19/2024 - Expires: 8/17/2024

Job ID: 273657320


Job Description

Instrumentation & Controls Data Engineer



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Regular Full-Time


Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Citizen only


The Test Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering (TFOME) contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, OH is searching for an Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Data Engineer to support the integrity and security of the overall data acquisition process and work closely with the test customers, electrical and instrumentation engineers, and computer programmers to ensure that high quality data is being collected.

The I&C Data Engineer provides engineering support and leadership in the planning, design, and execution of engineering and technical tasks for an assigned test or facility project at a test facility.

HX5 Sierra, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


Serves as a system manager for various facility systems at assigned test facilities, including agency cybersecurity requirements.
Provides technical expertise to the users of the ground test facilities in planning test projects to ensure proper match of facility requirements with capabilities, balance of resources, and integration of schedules.
Works with the test customer to understand data requirements, measurement needs including accuracies, instrumentation requirements, and performance calculations.
Acts as a liaison between the test customer, electrical and instrumentation engineers, and the data acquisition system programmer.
Works with the test customer in the development of requirements for the data acquisition and analysis software then with the programmer to implement the requirements into the data collection and analysis software.
Works directly with the test customers and technicians to ensure that the data systems are properly configured, and that all instrumentation is functioning properly. This includes developing design criteria for wiring methods for proper signal integration.
Develops and supports development of code for data acquisition and analysis of test data. Develops on-line data displays (graphical and tabular displays) for use in data analysis and troubleshooting during testing.
Provides project management support for an assigned test project including developing detailed project plans and project schedules with a task list, durations, and assignment of resources relevant to data acquisition, programming, and instrumentation needs.
Works with the electrical engineers and programmers to develop the schedule input, and with the project lead for integration of the overall project schedule.
Supports large-and-small scale aerospace ground testing projects, including involvement of system and hardware installation, measurement and data requirements, data analysis, instrumentation specifications, and final report generation.
Prepares documentation supporting facility development efforts.
Prepares specifications and purchase requisitions for facility hardware.
Provides support for training of other engineers and technicians.
Develops presentations, and presents at design reviews, safety reviews, and other technical presentations.
Provides periodic status reports on each assigned task to contractor and customer management.
Conducts design of experiments and experimental error analyses.
Coordinates calibration activities for assigned systems.
Supports ATF Facility Data Acquisition Systems and associated components ensuring their compliance with ATF System Security Plans and related ATF Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures.
Supports ATF Data Acquisition System Architecture and all related system policies, requirements, and procedures.
Develops and actively maintains hardware inventory, software inventory, and topology and boundary diagrams describing said systems.


Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar, and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience.
General knowledge and understanding of aerospace testing, facility operations, and concepts being tested, such as aircraft performance, air-breathing engine performance, fluid dynamics, etc.
Understanding of mechanical test systems involving hydraulics, high vacuum, pneumatics, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and mechanical design.
Understanding of electronic test systems involving data acquisition, sensors, and signal conditioning such as aliasing, filtering, and sampling rates.
Understanding of the design methods for proper signal integration for different types of sensors such as strain gauges, RTD's, accelerometers, and thermocouples.
Proficiency in inspecting, editing, navigating, and performing basic file system and configuration tasks using the Command Line Interface (CLI) on systems running Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems is a plus.
Proficiency in using common command line tools such as PuTTy, Rsync, SSH, Cygwin, etc. to securely transfer data to and from ATF systems and system components is a plus.
Proficiency in specifying, procuring, configuring, and maintaining standard commercial PC's and workstations running Windows and Linux based operating systems and associated cybersecurity programs is a plus.
Proficiency in supporting networks, firewalls, and IP-based camera systems is a plus.
Proficiency with the following is also a plus:Data Acquisition Control (DAC) systems that use the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) software toolkit.
An Infrastructure-As-Code approach to Software Configuration Management using Ansible.
Python Programming Language.
Auto Cad (for 2D drawings).
SQL/MySQL Database Theory and Application.
EMI/EMC Theory and Application.
Database Theory and Application.


Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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