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Acquisition System Software Engineer^

Software ENG & DEV | Sugar Land, TX | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Acquisition System Software Engineer 8993204^

The Acquisition System Software Engineer develops software systems used for reading and controlling data through sensors and instrumentation. The Acquisition System Software Engineer implements operational workflows exposed via the acquisition software to integrate data and controls according to key defining system qualities such as reliability, performance, and downstream systems interoperability. Successful candidates are self-motivated, quick learners can work independently with little direction and able to make strong decisions. Able to effect change through influence with strong leadership and mentoring skills. They work well in a team environment and can meet deadlines. 


  • Ensure the design and implementation satisfy key acquisition system responsibilities (reliability, performance, others as relevant).
  • Ensure integration and abstraction of hardware front-end and instrumentation during design and implementation phases. 


  • BS / MS /Ph.D. in Electrical/ Computer Engineering with software experience or education 5 to 10 years’ experiences in a similar position. 
  • WITSML, OPC, MODBUS, CAN, TCP/IP, Energistics/ETP Standards -C/C++/C#/.net
  • Unit testing frameworks 
  • Visual Studio and TFS -Reliability, MTBF, MTTR 
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems 
  • Understand the system view in the context of the acquisition system (physics - sensor/actuator - acquisition/control instrumentation 
  • Acquisition software (acquire/control, compute, workflows, downstream interoperability<->deliverables/data streaming/downstream)
  • Notions of real-time data and control systems (include as relevant: time synchronization, control loops & regulation...) 
  • Understand the notion of real-time for the different level/partitions of the acquisition system (hard real-time, soft real-time) and implement adequately against the real-time specifications 
  • Awareness of appropriate industry standards and regulations (electrical, explosive, HSE…) 
  • Self-driven, Proactive, Systems Thinking.

$80-$85 per Hour       Sugar Land TX 77478        6 Month Assignment