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IDEX Development Engineer: Scientific Programing in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

The Development Engineer designs and develops scientific and custom programs for electronic instrumentation, testing, and data analysis systems. The role will contribute to the diverse markets we serve, including optical components and coatings, optical shutters, and optomechanical assemblies. In additional to the technical requirements, the successful candidate for this role will be highly skilled in cross-departmental communication and documenting engineering processes at all stages of the product life cycle from design to production.


  • Designs, develops, tests, reviews, and updates existing programs, software, and associated instrumentation used for existing tools and capabilities as well as for new product development efforts.

  • Develops and maintains automated data collection and analysis tools and data repositories.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, recommends and leads research and modification projects.

  • Provides procedural documentation, drawings and specifications to inform others on how to fabricate, construct, assemble and maintain newly developed and revised products (both hardware and software).

  • Provides engineering support to production departments.

  • Ensures changes in products/production are effectively communicated to all affected.

  • Directs technicians as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Engineering.


  • Independent initiative and ability to efficiently acquire substantial knowledge of CVI’s manufacturing processes, procedures and products.

  • Work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Superb creativity and problem-solving skills.

  • Communicate effectively through email, presentations and technical documents.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to make decisions in high-stress situations.

  • Curiosity and a growth mindset.

  • Comfortable around heavy industrial machinery.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Comfortable training others including engineers and technicians.

  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in applied physics, electrical engineering, or equivalent field.

  • Experience in scientific programming (such as LabView, Python, MATLAB, or equivalents) for instrumentation control, data acquisition, and data analysis.

  • Experience with statistical data collection and analysis, and data driven solution implementation.

  • Experience with firmware/software development for board-level and/or systems-level design.


  • 5+ years’ relevant experience

  • Experience with software and documentation control best practices

  • Experience with New Product Development (NPD) stage gate processes.

  • Experience with process flow mapping, failure mode effects analysis, and/or control plan development.

  • Experienced in design failure root cause investigations.

  • Knowledge of FPGA and/or PLC programming and processing.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to:

  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, using computers, using the telephone, and computer mouse

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Operate testing and measuring equipment

  • Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist to operate testing equipment

  • Apply force to adjust and operate testing equipment, turn knobs and cranks

  • Manipulate fragile parts into and out of equipment to measure size and shape

  • Grasp objects in order to turn, wipe, adjust instrumentation and safely use sharp instruments

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms to perform inspection of optics and to operate testing equipment and computer

  • Bend at the neck to perform inspection and testing of optics and related equipment

  • Perform legible written communication.

  • Ability to work in a Class 1000 clean room environment wearing appropriate PPE.


This position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations; this person must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: CVI

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies