QSA Global & NSI ITW

Software Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

Located in the NW suburbs, where they city meets the country, North Star Imaging is a midsize manufacturing company seeking a Software Engineer. Founded in 1987, NSI is an ITW (www.itw.com (http://www.itw.com)) business unit offering big company benefits and stability along with a small/mid-size company atmosphere. At North Star, we are focused on innovation as the leading manufacturer of industrial X-ray and CT capital equipment systems. Our customer base consists of a broad range of markets including aerospace, defense/military, automotive, medical device, and R&D organizations. Companies throughout the world rely on North Star's system expertise to create high quality products.

Your role will be to develop and improve state-of-the-art software for digital radiography and computed tomography.


  • Develop and support software for use in computed tomography and digital radiography acquisition and processing.
  • Develop and support algorithms for image processing, computer vision, data science.
  • Improve software performance using parallelization and GPU(s) programming.
  • Conduct and establish test plans to validate computer software and computation algorithms.
  • Develop and support software interface to a variety of hardware devices: X-rays detectors (flat panel detector or CCD/CMOS cameras), X-rays sources, motion components.
  • Create technical documentation that describes the software’s functionality.
  • Communicate new developments and findings to internal and external customers, or professional conferences.
  • Assist service department during system installations and troubleshooting.
  • Teamwork: help maintain legacy code, project planning, platform architecture evolution.

Required Skills

  • C++ and C#
  • GUI design (WinForms, WPF)

Preferred Skills

  • Image analysis, computer vision
  • GPU programming (CUDA or OpenCL)
  • 3D graphics (OpenGL) 
  • DICOM / DICONDE and interoperability
  • Computed tomography
  • Data science

Required Education

Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics is required.


North Star Imaging provides a comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security.

Benefits include:

  • Medical and dental coverage
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Wellness program
  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 3:1 Corporate Match of charitable contributions
  • Employee discounts with ITW’s key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more

Candidate requirements include:

  • Passing results on both pre-employment drug and background checks (which includes driving record) are required.
  • A valid driver's license is required for this position.
  • A good driving record is necessary
  • Must be able to provide proof that you are legally able to work in the United States
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QSA Global & NSI ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected
by law.