Elbit Systems of America

Machine Learning Engineer(REF1481T)-Automation

Sep 13, 2023

Roanoke, VA, United States

Company Description

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter. 

Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision is a world leader in night vision technology, with more than two million Generation 3 image intensifier tubes produced and providing integrated solutions that meet customers' evolving challenges. During our 60-year production legacy, the company has secured more than 90-night vision related patents and supplies nearly 100 allied countries with their products. The company has more than 500 talented employees and operates in Roanoke, Virginia.

Ability to obtain a DOD Secret security clearance

Job Description

Overview:  The software engineer provides programming support for automated equipment control and systems data sharing.  This engineering position requires a minimum of a BSCS, BSEE or BSEET degree and applied interest in machine-process automation programming.  This contributor works within the automation engineering team to create/design computer-controlled machines and processes that are used to manufacture and test night vision devices along with supporting existing systems.  Software development experience should include object-oriented design utilizing Visual Studio.Net or other scripted languages. Electrical/electronic knowledge of HMI devices, computer hardware, networking, PLC hardware, electronics, component level design, electrical layouts, pneumatics, hydraulics, motion control, vision, safety systems and CAD are a plus.

Responsibilities:  Leadership and good communication skills to lead or work with a team of technicians, and engineers of multiple disciplines. The automation engineer may often serve as the project team leader to organize the participating members of the team. This engineer works across the facility, interfacing with all process departments.


  • Minimum BSCS, BSEE or BSEET and courses in mechatronics/automation/system integration. Major in computer science and minor in electronics preferred. Good mathematical foundation, applied programming towards programmatic control of electro optical mechanical systems. Proficient use Visual Studio.Net with an emphasis on C# applied experience, Access, SQL, MS Office, MS Project, MS Windows.  Special emphasis on Crimson, Wago e!Cockpit/Codesys.
  • 2 years of applied solution development and systems software integration experience.
  • Understanding of electronic components and systems communications.
  • Industrial Networking, PLC and PC based control systems environments.
  • Robotics, optics, electronics experience.
  • A security clearance is required for this role.
  • Requires daily onsite presence


  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Machine control programming, event driven process control, User Interfaces, Data
  • Special emphasis on Crimson, Wago e!Cockpit/Codesys.
  • Strong programming skills and adaptability among different languages and styles and industrial standards.
  • Hands on technical experience.
  • CAD
  • Version control and documentation



Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Elbit Systems of America to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels based solely upon job-related qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetics or citizenship status.


Elbit Systems of America is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individual with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.  Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Elbit Systems of America is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email [email protected].

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