The NI Culture * Built to Last

Report
The University of Texas
HKN
January 28, 2015
SW: Roger Chen, William Earle
HW: Michelle Denny
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Overview
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Introduction
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Career Opportunities
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Benefits
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Questions
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National Instruments – Quick Facts
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Founded: 1976
2013 Revenue: $1.17B
Global Operations: Offices in
nearly 50 countries
Employee Count: ~7,100
Customer Base: 35,000+
companies served annually
Diversity: No industry comprises
more than 15% of revenue
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National Instruments – Top Commitments
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Invest 16% of revenue back into
R&D
Donate 2% of pretax profits to
primarily education initiatives
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Maintain employee turnover rate
at 25% lower than market
average
Reduce carbon emissions per
employee by 10% by 2023
NI Graphical System Design Approach to
Automated Test
Traditional Solution
PXI Solution
 Lower cost
 Higher performance
 Smaller size
 Flexibility
 Easily upgradable design
 User-defined solution
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Empowering Users Through Software
Providing unique differentiation and preserving customer investments
LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
NXT
“the smartest, coolest toy
of the year”
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CERN Large Hadron Collider
“the most powerful instrument on earth”
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From Kindergarten…
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To Rocket Science…
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… and safely back
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Engineering Grand Challenges
Cancer Detection
Hadron Collider
Infant Brain Scans
Tokomak Plasma Control
Advance health informatics
Engineer the tools of scientific discovery
Reverse-engineer the brain
Provide energy from fusion
IV Drift Pump
Advanced Purification
Xbox Testing
Engineer better medicines
Provide access to clean water
Enhance virtual reality
CO2 Storage
Distance Learning
Cheap Solar
Panels
Material
Monitoring
Develop carbon sequestration methods
Advance personalized learning
Make solar energy economical
Prevent nuclear terror
Spectral Monitoring
Costa Rica Rain Forest
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Secure cyberspace
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Manage the nitrogen cycle
Olympic Stadium Safety
Restore and improve urban infrastructure
NI in medicine …
National Instruments LabVIEW
and R-Series are used by
OptiMedica for controlling 532nm
laser pulses for retinal
photocoagulation to help save the
vision of patients suffering from
diabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of
blindness for people ages 20 to
74.
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Did you know …
Shiner beer is brewed using
the power of LabVIEW.
The Shiner brewery uses
National Instruments control
and imaging software to
manage many areas of their
plant including water
purification, filtration, and
bottling.
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Did you know …
Boeing uses National
Instruments PXI, dynamic signal
analyzers, and LabVIEW to
perform phased array data
acquisition for flyover tests.
These tests help Boeing evaluate
new designs for reducing
commercial jet noise during
takeoff.
200x300 Foot Area
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Did you know …
Microsoft selected LabVIEW and PXI to be the center of their test
solution for its Xbox and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment
system controllers. The virtual instrumentation solution was
deployed to the production line for the functional test of every
Xbox controller.
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Career Opportunities at NI
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Engineering Leadership Program (ELP)
Software Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Both Full-time and Internships
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We recruit and develop leadership for the future.
We expect ELP Engineers to assume a leadership role in the department
– this isn’t just lip service.
For example, you will be able to:
• Become a Team Leader or Team Manager
• Serve as a technical Go-To for the department
• Develop and teach department-wide training
• Become a recruiting leader by hosting and mentoring younger
engineers
• Work closely with professors to develop curriculum
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ELP Tracks (“Majors”)
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Technical Sales
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Manufacturing 5%
Product Marketing
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Technical consultant for NI
Positions outside of Austin,
Texas, available
Customer Education 1%
Requires technical knowledge
and interest in working with
customers
Opportunities for travel
Develop and present seminars,
demos, etc.
Project Management
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Marketing
27%
Sales 24%
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Research and Development 43%
Manage a group of R&D
Engineers
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Research & Development
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Product ownership: “Circle of Life”
Software Engineering
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Hardware drivers
Application development
Hardware Engineering
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Analog
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Driver Software Engineering
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Work with hardware engineers
to define, prototype, and
develop products
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C, C++, LabVIEW, Python
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Wide range of operating
systems
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Application Software Engineering
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Challenging design tasks
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Primary language: C#/C++
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Graphical interfaces
Application performance
Memory management
Threading
Algorithm development
Some engineers develop exclusively
in LabVIEW
Development platforms:
Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
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Hardware Engineering
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1 Hz to 26.5 GHz I/O
hardware
Exciting, cutting edge
products
Follow the project from
concept to production
Design ownership
Digital Hardware Engineering
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Digital interfaces
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Digital Logic
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Bus (PCI, PCI Express,
PXI, PXI Express USB,
Ethernet, etc.)
Processor / Memory
FPGA / CPLD
ASIC
Typically written in VHDL
Schematic and boardlevel development and
validation
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Analog Hardware Engineering
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Common designs
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Amplification stages
Filters
Power supplies
ADC and DAC interfaces
RF
Schematic and board-level
development and
validation
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Benefits
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Flexible hours
No dress code
Job security
Relaxed environment
Work-life balance
Career mobility
Employee development
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Benefits
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Deck parties
Beer:30
NI GRAD
Sports leagues and
sponsorship
Donations and
volunteering
Company picnic
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Upcoming Events
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Career Fair (EXPO)
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Info Session
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Friday, February 6, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Interviews
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
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WHAT QUESTIONS
DO YOU HAVE ?
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