Applications Engineer in the Military / Aerospace / Defense business unit

ID:  5865
Function:  Engineering

North Reading, MA, US

Teradyne’s Defense and Aerospace Division is the leading provider of high-performance test systems, subsystems, instruments and service for the defense and aerospace markets. Our test products are used to ensure the readiness of military and commercial aerospace electronics systems. New programs, such as tactical aircraft and missile systems, as well as upgrade programs, continue to fuel the demand for high performance test systems in this market.


Organization & Role:


Application Engineer in our Military / Aerospace / Defense business unit. 

Location: North Reading, MA 


Don't under-value your own potential! We encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not meet all of the qualifications. We are striving to create an inclusive workplace that draws talents from varied educations, environments, and cultures, and want to consider what your unique talents can bring to our organization.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Teradyne is the leading supplier of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) automatic test equipment (ATE) used by defense and aerospace electronics manufacturers, depots and intermediate-level facilities worldwide. Our test systems and instrumentation help ensure the mission readiness of defense and aerospace customers everywhere. We take pride in what we develop and our customers count on us. 


Do you enjoy solving challenging automation problems at the intersection of hardware and software engineering?  Is using your electrical engineering skills in combination with writing C/C++ code to qualify and implement automated test solutions that drive product quality exciting to you?  If so, this opportunity is for you!

As an Applications Engineer in the Defense and Aerospace division Quality Engineering Group, you will:  

  • Play a key role in the product development process including involvement in customer opportunities and problem solving  
  • Serve as a contributor in a software and product test group, developing applications and test cases to support Instruments and integrated test systems.  
  • Design sophisticated analog and digital test interfaces  
  • Provide technical support in product demonstrations  
  • Stay on top of rapid changes in technology, assess the ramifications of these changes, advocate solutions, and support new product development    


Basic Qualifications, Experience, & Skills: 

  • 5-10 years of experience 
  • Automatic Test Equipment knowledge preferred. 
  • Hardware instrumentation experience with GPIB, MXI/MXIe, PXI/PXIe, LXI, VXI controlled test instruments and automated test systems preferred. 
  • Detailed knowledge of software test techniques, case modeling and automated test techniques required  
  • Experience creating test program sets using C, C++, and/or C# required  
  • Experience with software development environments in Microsoft .Net, National Instruments CVI, and Visual Studio preferred  
  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational, analytical and PC skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are needed to succeed in this position  
  • Must meet ITAR/FOUO requirements  



  • Bachelor’s degree (BSEE, ECE, CS, ET) or equivalent work experience.



ITAR Restriction: All candidates for this ITAR restricted position must be one of the following: US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee or otherwise lawfully admitted under an amnesty program.

FOUO Designation:  This position may require access to work under Federal Contracts under the "For Official Use Only" designation, and as such, you may be limited to access such programs if you are not a US citizen or if you have dual citizenship.

The above listed position may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment.

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