1+ months

Instrumentation Engineer

i3 Corps
Huntsville, AL 35808


i3 is seeking an Instrumentation, Data System, and Controls (ID&C) Engineer to join our team for a once in a lifetime opportunity developing a unique and cutting-edge ground test facility. This new capability is being developed by a group of leading defense industry contractors across the United States and the task is to construct the first of its kind Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Test Facility. Project Phoenix represents a multi-million-dollar project involving the development, fabrication, system integration, implementation, and check out of a large-scale wind tunnel test facility to support hypersonic system technology maturation. This position can be filled at the Huntsville, AL location or the Tullahoma, TN location.


+ Develop hardware assembly and wiring diagrams for control and data acquisition systems.

+ Familiarity with sound data system practices, ground test facility instrumentation, and integrated control systems.

+ Participate in the development of data acquisition system designs and control system designs

+ Develop control system software in PLC ladder logic, function block, HMI programming, etc.

+ Develop interfaces to test facility equipment using hardwired interfaces and industrial networks

+ Apply closed loop controls methods to control continuously variable systems using PID algorithms

+ Coordinate with other engineering discipline and departments to ensure success.

+ Evaluate current methods and procedures used at AEDC and recommend solutions for Phoenix.

+ Provide instrumentation selections based on requirements for all Phoenix systems.

+ Provide equipment recommendations and standard configurations for all Phoenix systems and work with each system engineer.

+ Provide problem solving support to field measurement techniques.

+ Support hardware assembly, fabrication, installation and checkout integrations with other subsystems and perform facility startup, checkout and commissioning.

+ Develop best practice documentation of field configurations to supply to technicians when installing and checking out system components (work instructions and maintenance procedures).

+ Work closely with functional, technical, vendor and subcontractor teams to create and implement industry leading solutions. This support is required onsite and by virtual meetings.

+ Coordinate and participate in CONOPS development.

+ Maintain technical expertise in all data and controls system computer hardware, software, interconnection, and interfacing.

+ Evaluate, report, and make recommendations on new data system and control system technologies to enhance the capabilities of i3 and its partners.

+ Must be willing to participate in continuing education in the form of training, courses, PDUs, and certifications.



+ Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

+ BS degree in either electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Or a BS in mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering with applicable data and control systems experience.

+ Additional experience may substitute for degree.

+ Strong analytical and technical skills, understanding of system integration concepts.

+ Demonstrated ability to take ownership and responsibility for systems.

+ Experience with working government contracts.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance (if needed), which requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

+ Knowledge of LabVIEW, Microsoft SQL Server, C/C++/C#, Matlab, and Simulink.

+ 3+ Instrumentation and Data Acquisition system design and maintenance experience.

+ 3+ years of knowledge and experience with controls system development.

+ Familiarity with GE CIMPLICITY or other HMI/SCADA solution.

+ Ground test facility design, implementation, and maintenance experience.

About i3

Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, i3 is a national leader in providing innovative technical and engineering solutions to a broad customer base across the U.S. DoD. Specializing in missile and aviation engineering and logistic services, electronic warfare and electromagnetic affects analysis, UAS system integration and flight operations, full lifecycle C5ISR engineering services, engineering analysis, cybersecurity and IT/IA innovative solutions and virtual training, simulation & serious game development and implementation.

+ We were founded in 2007 with the intent to do business differently.

+ Our focus is to leave our team members, our customers and our communities better than we found them.

+ Our ultimate goal is to strengthen our Nation and our warfighter.

Perks and Benefits at i3:

+ 100% team member owned

+ Outstanding insurance coverage

+ 401(k) match

+ Health and wellness incentives

+ Tuition and certification reimbursement

+ Generous PTO

+ Fun culture with company activities

+ Countless opportunities to give back to the community through our charitable organization, i3 Cares

We work hard. We compete hard. We play hard. Apply now to join us!

Job LocationsUS-AL-Huntsville | US-TN-Tullahoma

ID 2022-3476

Business Unit PHX

Type Full-Time


Posted: 2022-12-05 Expires: 2023-03-03

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