Software/Hardware Interface Engineer

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Job Code: 1432
# of Openings: 1


MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C5ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions. Our Technical Services Division provides research, development, analysis and field service support to advance the architecting and fielding of advanced sensor systems for ISR and Force Protection missions. Our System Division provides the engineering design, development of complete and integrated solutions from hardware to software for sensors, systems and command and control architecture.

MTEQ is seeking a Software/Hardware Interface Engineer with extensive knowledge and strong communication skills to join our team of well qualified, diverse individuals at our Ft. Belvoir, VA Office.


This opening is for a software/hardware interface engineer that will be responsible for automating various laboratory test assets that will be used to measure characteristics of electro-optical systems.  The programmable instruments include power meters, digital scopes, radiometry system, some motion control and control of various cameras or sensors. The applicant should be skilled in the development of GUI interfaces which will control the operation of hardware using National Instruments LabView and Mathworks Matlab.  Various other tasks and responsibilities will be assigned with an emphasis on digital image capture and image analysis techniques along with data organization and distribution responsibilities.  Support for an in-house C/C++ image collection software tool will be required, along with an effort to transition the existing software to a more commercially supported application.  This person is required to document all software products and analysis results developed in a form understandable by multiple types of users. 

The ability to quickly adapt to and learn new types of software and hardware interfaces in imaging equipment is highly desirable.


  • Automation, interface, command and control of hardware using National Instruments LabView and/or Matlab Instrument Control Toolbox

  • Understanding of SDK interfaces and how to add new features and capabilities to existing software GUI development

  • Visual Basic Scripting

  • C/C++ Programming experience

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Access Database development experience

  • Basic understanding of digital image processing fundamentals

  • Willing to travel as needed (expected <10% of total time)

  • Willing to work in a closed environment with limited access to cell phones and electronic devices with wireless connectivity for the majority of most days.


  • BA or BS degree in Engineering/Physics or a similar field preferred.

  • Knowledge of benchtop test equipment

  • Knowledge of Hyperspectral and Multi-spectral data analysis

  • Knowledge of Infrared electro-optical imaging systems

  • A basic understanding of radiometric signal conversions

  • Familiarity with Streams or other commercial data capture software


Active Secret Security Clearance required


SCHEDULE: Full time                

MTEQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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