NI creates tools, including modular hardware and software, for engineers and scientists in the test and measurement and control industries. Customers use NI technology to build high-performance systems that ultimately improve the world.
How to Get Hired
We asked National Instruments for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
NI hires not only for aptitude, but for the ability to take initiative and work collaboratively—fundamental components of the company’s open, innovative environment. NI employees must be strategic problem solvers and entrepreneurial self-starters. NI wants people who hold their work to high standards, can take on multiple projects, and are detail oriented and methodical. The company aims to align people to their talents and help them to be the best they can be.
Additionally, NI hires for culture fit. NI is a values-driven company, as opposed to a rules-driven one. The company looks for candidates who share the values of commitment to uncompromising honesty, integrity, commitment to innovation, constant respect for other employees, and dedication to NI customers.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees must be true to themselves, curious, enthusiastic about learning, passionate about their talents, and confident in their ability to make a difference in a place that will nurture those talents.
Prospective employees can gain the attention of the interviewer by highlighting their best qualities through their experience. NI can evaluate their capacity for leadership by previous involvement in work or volunteering, and the confidence with which they provide their answers. Prospective employees also need to demonstrate that they have the same commitment to their goals as NI does. Personal projects illustrate the prospective employee’s motivation and desire to succeed in the field.
Finally, NI’s employees, products, and customers work toward tackling the great engineering challenges of our time, thereby improving the world. Candidates who share in this passion for the impact and importance of engineering get noticed.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
NI is always looking to hire the best and the brightest in all capacities, and across all departments.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can look for available positions on www.ni.com/careers. Candidates may also go there to follow the link under “Why Work at NI?” to read about NI’s benefits, development opportunities, people and culture, and community involvement both locally and globally. Another viable source is LinkedIn, Indeed.com, and other popular social employment sites. Finally, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with us or ask questions