Element Materials Technology

Software Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, proud to be part of Element, has an opportunity for Technicial Software Engineer in the Software Department at our Columbia, MD location.  This opportunity provides technical guidance and code reviews for the SW Team and hybrid engineers. Actively seeking to expand the ways in which the SW Team can improve company workflows through the development of software.



  • Provide development support
  • Write well organized, stable, efficient code
  • Respond to emails and messages in a timely manner
  • Confirm that all software development is properly documented
  • Document all SW development and track progress in task/issue management system
  • Aid in the updating, maintenance, and troubleshooting of ongoing applications
  • Respond to issue tickets as needed
  • Architect SW solutions
  • Analyze the compiled requirements
  • Determine and recommend the best tools for development
  • Architect the coding structure that will allow for the various phases and milestones of the SDLC
  • Training and mentoring hybrid engineers. 
  • Research platforms
  • Stay up to date with the latest changes on development platforms, languages, and packages used to create PCTEST SW
  • Research new platforms, languages, and packages to potentially leverage for PCTEST SW development


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or Engineering required from an ABET accredited or equivalent institution or higher
  • 5+ years experience of full-stack development, documenting, and supporting software applications with frameworks such as Django and React (Redux, Material-UI), with deployment on AWS
  • 2+ year of leading and mentoring developers in SDLC
  • Knowledge of Database theory, algorithm, and data structure design in SQL and
  • Intimate knowledge of data sciences with Python
  • Solid organizational skills, ability to think critically, systems optimization acumen, team oriented, attention to detail, self-motivated, high drive for results, ability to work in high stress environments, experience with Agile/SCRUM Methodology
  • Understanding of the importance of good source control, following practices of the Gitflow workflow
  • #LI-LG1

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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