Career Opportunities


Applications Engineer

National Instruments - Southern Africa



Start date:              As soon as possible

Salary:                    R 15 000 – R 17 000 Negotiable


Position Overview and Responsibilities

National Instruments Southern Africa is seeking an entry level Application Engineer with strong technical problem solving and software programming skills. This individual will help customers to troubleshoot product installation and operation, interface to chosen sensors and data sources, and in coding software to collect, store, and interpret the data. Application Engineers interact with our design verification, marketing, and sales personnel in pursuit of solutions for our customers. Application Engineering is the platform from which to launch an advanced career in hardware, software, and firmware design engineering.


In addition to the above the candidate would be expected to address seminars on technical topics and foster relationships with Academic Institutions. IT support may also be required from time to time. The incumbent would report to the head of the application engineering department.

We are looking for career-minded candidates that are eager to help NI continue its market leadership position in the electronic test, measurement, and data acquisition industries.


Position Requirements

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Engineering with 0-3 years of experience. The individual must have practical experience with traditional bench top instrumentation and a solid understanding of electronics. The individual must have demonstrable capability with a programming language (Visual C# and/or Visual C++), and must be proficient in Windows 7 & 8. Linux platform and Tablet programming experience are major pluses. The individual must also have excellent listening, telephone, written and verbal communication skills, as well as qualities of persistence and initiative.


About NI

Employ Your Imagination at National Instruments

National Instruments (, a technology pioneer and industry leader in virtual instrumentation for 36 years, delivers LabVIEW graphical software and open, modular instrumentation hardware for design, simulation, control, test, and manufacturing. Engineers and scientists in hundreds of industries use flexible, high-performance NI products to create reliable user-defined systems throughout the product design cycle to reduce time to market and lower development costs.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 6,200 employee’s worldwide and direct operations in more than 50 countries. For the past 13 consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America. also recently named NI as one of America's "Best Places to Work," and BusinessWeek included NI in its "Best Places to Launch A Career" list.

National Instruments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an excellent work environment, and a competitive and well-rounded compensation and benefits package, including medical insurance, profit sharing; restricted stock plan; employee discounted stock purchase plan; retirement annuity fund; and much more.


How to Apply

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