Engineering Co-Op Non-Destructive Characteristics Group

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341871
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Co-op
    • Job Type: Co-op
    • Date Updated: 05/11/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description


This position is responsible for developing, testing, maintaining and updating data acquisition and application software.  Candidates should have a strong aptitude in logic and math in addition to having an ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.



  • Troubleshoot, maintain and update existing laboratory software.
  • Actively engage to fully understand hardware interfaces.
  • Develop and implement new data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Interface with engineers on new test design and research activities.

Experience and Skills


  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Completed sophomore year in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics or other related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated to continually expand knowledge and skills related to this position.
  • As a Federal contractor, Southern Research may be required to comply with a Federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate.  In that event, Southern Research will require that all newly hired employees show proof of full COVID vaccination or authorized exemption prior to their start date.


Programming experience

  • C, C++, C#
  • Lab View

Candidates who display strong work ethic, scholarship, quality workmanship, problem solving, and time management are highly valued.  This workplace is a secured facility and U.S. citizenship, a background check, and drug test are required. 

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