If you can imagine a world where everything is connected to everything else in real-time – we’d like to talk to you!

Real-time embedded systems are an exploding market, and NetAcquire Corporation offers the opportunity to build state-of-the-art software and hardware systems for diverse applications ranging from satellite communications to distributed sensor nets.

At NetAcquire Corporation, we’re passionate about technology, we’re entrepreneurial, profitable, growing rapidly, and a great place to work. This page describes our open positions, work environment, and employee benefits. It also has some links that provide information on the Seattle/Kirkland area.

If you’d like to apply, send your resume and an e-mail message describing your interests and the desired position to [email protected], or send it by fax or mail. Principals only, please (we don’t accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters). Please, no telephone calls.

Open Positions

Software Test Engineer

Inventory Control and Production Planner

Firmware Design Engineer with Circuit Design

Sales Support Assistant – 1/2 to 3/4 time position

Software Test Engineer

NetAcquire is looking for a Software Test Engineer to be responsible for the end-to-end testing of web applications, Windows/Linux client applications and Linux-based embedded server software.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create test plans
  • Design/implement/execute manual and automated test cases for feature, performance and regression testing
  • Troubleshoot software failures, report issues and test issue fixes

Required Skills/Experience

  • Engineering degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
    • 5+ years testing of client/server software
    • 2+ years testing of embedded systems
    • 2+ years working with network protocols
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Internally motivated, takes initiative, easily collaborates with others and requires minimal supervision

    Desired Skills/Experience

    • Linux shell and/or Windows command-line scripting
    • Software development in one or more high-level programming or scripting languages such as Java, JavaScript, C++
    • Testing using one or more automation frameworks (e.g. Selenium, Katalon, Cypress)
    • Technical lead or other management

    Due to government-project restrictions, candidates must be U.S. citizens. This position is located at the NetAcquire Corporation office in Kirkland, Washington.

    For confidential consideration, send your resume attached to an e-mail message describing your interests and referencing ad STE-33 to [email protected]. Accepting applications from local principals only.

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    Firmware Design Engineer with Circuit Design

    Seeking an FPGA VHDL firmware design engineer. NetAcquire Corporation has an immediate need for an engineer with Xilinx VHDL firmware development experience for two projects that are getting underway. Digital Signal Processing knowledge would be helpful, too. Longer term there is the need for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) knowledge, Altera VHDL experience, and direct collaboration with digital and analog printed circuit card (PCA, CCA) designers in the team-oriented, system engineering of high-end real-time systems. Knowledge of military and aerospace environmental test definition, e.g. EMC, temperature and vibration, would be a plus.

    Your Job
    NetAcquire is a small company with a decades-long history and the firmware design engineer will take on many challenges depending on customer-driven product needs. Chief among these are responsibility for developing VHDL firmware for a variety of projects running on currently-in-design and existing FPGA-based circuit cards. These designs will be integrated into large, high-end embedded systems (e.g. with 8-core CPUs and PCI Express). The engineer will work closely with software engineers who will be writing drivers to the hardware. There also is the opportunity to develop and test mixed-signal circuit card designs and specify/design tests for environmental requirements of vehicle applications.

    Required Knowledge

    • Four-year Electrical Engineering degree
    • 2+ years VHDL programming language
    • 1+ year experience with Xilinx development environment, include debugging tools
    • 1+ year ModelSim functional simulation experience
    • 2+ years with firmware architecture designs pushing FPGA maximum clock rates while achieving timing closure
    • Some board-level digital and analog circuit design experience at frequencies above 100 MHz
    • Excellent written communications

    Additional Skills Sought

    • Experience with environmental lab testing to military and/or industry standards
    • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) design/test ability
    • Timing closure experience
    • Use of FPGA-embedded signal logic analyzer
    • OrCAD schematic capture experience
    • Use of Altera Quartus II or Quartus Prime design software
    • Requirements analysis and documentation
    • AS9100 process improvement documentation
    • Signal integrity analysis
    • PCI Express signaling knowledge
    • Technical lead, project management experience

    Due to government-project restrictions, candidates must be U.S. citizens. This position is located at the NetAcquire Corporation office in Kirkland, Washington. The position may be filled either by contract or direct hire with the latter preferred.

    For confidential consideration, send your resume attached to an e-mail message describing your interests and referencing ad HE-30 to [email protected]. Accepting applications from local principals only.

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    Inventory Control and Production Planner

    NetAcquire’s Inventory Control and Production Planner position offers you the opportunity to participate in the planning and building of electronic assemblies for mission-critical aerospace applications that communicate with rockets, aircraft, and space vehicles!

    This is an exempt, non-managerial position that involves extreme attention to detail, superior organization skills, and the ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Prepare, issue, and control challenging material requirements and production schedules to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet strict production requirements.
    • Evaluate materials supply & demands and MRP schedules, and provide status reporting of work in progress, material availability, and risk analysis to identify potential production problems.
    • Incorporate manufacturing Bills-of-Materials (BOMs) into inventory systems; manage Engineering Change Orders (ECOs).
    • Purchase\create POs, monitor delivery, and manage allocation of components to ensure that manufacturing requirements are met.
    • Perform all activities relating to material receiving, storing, issuing, cycle counting, material handling, and shipping, including accurate recordkeeping and stringent controls on all inventory item transactions and physical movements.
    • Create work orders for the production requirements of internally manufactured systems.
    • Assemble kits for outsourced material manufacturing and internal system manufacturing.
    • Provide coordination with outside vendors for outsourced manufacturing activities.
    • Identify and control the flow of non-conforming material.
    • Conduct the inventory count program for all parts, work in process, and finished goods.
    • Evaluate suppliers for adequate quality management system and other the performance criteria.
    • Maintain information contained in various spreadsheets and Access databases.Create, write, and modify manufacturing procedures and work instructions related to the above activities.
    • Evaluate and make recommendations to the overall planning process consistent with continuous improvement goals.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Recent manufacturing experience in planning, input/output control, bills of materials, routing, inventory management, and purchasing
    • Electronics industry experience with knowledge of electronics products and manufacturing process
    • Electronic component knowledge, including part types and substitutions
    • Working knowledge of both automated and manual MRP planning control systems, with an understanding of nested bills of materials
    • Read and understand technical documents
    • Strong Windows application computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
    • Excellent written/verbal communications skills
    • Effective at arbitrating and optimizing needs of multiple departments including Quality, Engineering, Sales, and Customer Service
    • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement processes
    • Ability to lift at least 20lbs and walk/stand for extended periods of time
    • This position requires access to information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

    Desirable Qualifications

    • Degree in a business, accounting, or engineering related field, or equivalent education and experience
    • Aerospace experience and familiarity with processing circuit card assemblies and electronic box assemblies
    • Knowledge/exposure to AS9100 or ISO 9001
    • Understanding electronic schematics and PCB assembly drawings, as well as processing/manufacturing constraints and techniques for electronics products
    • Knowledge of industry standard assembly practices
    • APICS certification
    • MISys MRP experience
    • Microsoft Access database familiarity

    For confidential consideration, send your resume and an e-mail message describing your interests and referencing ad IC-31 to [email protected].

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    Sales Support Assistant – 1/2 to 3/4 time position

    NetAcquire Corporation has an opening in the sales department for a Sales Support Assistant.  This position features mid-day work hours in a stimulating and engaging environment with an industry-leading company.


    • Interacting with clients and representing the company in a professional and service-oriented manner
    • Managing incoming telephone coverage
    • Assisting with sales support, including processing orders and working with different departments to resolve discrepancies
    • Supporting ongoing customer tracking processes
    • Organizing and updating customer contact and sales information
    • Assisting the sales staff with administrative and customer activities as they occur
    • Preparing and coordinating client visits


    • Very customer service oriented
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Proficiency with Windows 10 (Not MAC), Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Google Search, Chrome, and Internet Explorer or Edge
    • Excellent typing skills
    • Self-starter with the ability to learn new things easily
    • A demonstrated ability to work independently while re-prioritizing projects
    • Proactive attention to detail
    • Solid organizational skills
    • General knowledge of sales and marketing principles


    • Experience with accounting software
    • Experience with graphics software
    • Customer support experience
    • Sales experience


    For confidential consideration, send your resume attached to an e-mail message to [email protected] describing your interests and referencing ad SSA-29.

    Work Environment

    NetAcquire Corporation is located in Kirkland, Washington.

    We’re technology-oriented, and constantly push to keep our products and our customers at the leading edge of our industry. It’s an exciting environment, but it also requires employees that are committed to never-ending learning and to flexible job assignments.

    We’re entrepreneurial. We give employees the resources to do their job and then get out of the way. Being entrepreneurial also means that employees share in the company’s success, and we have crafted a corporate compensation plan that reflects this. Finally, being entrepreneurial means that we work hard, and that every employee is expected to take personal responsibility for satisfying our customers.

    We are quality-driven. Our systems target mission-critical environments, and we expect a high degree of quality and reliability from our engineering and manufacturing departments.

    NetAcquire Corporation has exceptional employee benefits:

    • Employee-owned company
    • Competitive salaries
    • Aggressive stock option plan
    • Profit sharing plan
    • Paid vacation (two weeks/year, increasing to four weeks/year) that starts accruing on your first day of employment
    • Paid holidays (nine/year with the ability to swap holidays)
    • Paid sick days (six/year)
    • Paid absences are authorized for jury duty and bereavement
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • EAP Program (Employee Assistance Program)
    • Life Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Support for professional development through employee membership in professional associations and societies at company’s expense
    • Support for professional development through continuing education and training assistance by tuition reimbursement, (if certain guidelines are met)
    • 401K retirement plan
    • Employee Referral Bonus
    • Social Events
    • Flexible working hours
    • Casual dress code

    We make a long-term commitment to our employees and encourage frank feedback on whether we’re meeting that commitment. (Note: The above is not an all-inclusive list of our benefits.)

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    Jobs Contact Information

    Email: [email protected]
    Fax: 425.952.0468, Attn: Human Resources
    Postal Address: Attn: Human Resources, 12000 115th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-6900

    NetAcquire Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate on the basis of, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, sex/gender, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Is NetAcquire a good fit for your project?

    Our applications engineers will discuss your needs and offer advice and pricing for the solutions we can provide.
    NetAcquire provides quick responses to phone and email queries during Pacific Time business hours.

    Call us toll free: 888-675-1122 or email [email protected]

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    Preston Hauck

    President, Chief Technology Officer

    Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

    During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

    As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

    Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

    Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

    Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

    John Bono

    Engineering Vice President

    John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

    When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

    Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

    Steve Proudlock

    Sales Vice President

    For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

    Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

    In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

    Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

    Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

    Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

    Mark Roseberry


    Mark Roseberry has been with NetAcquire since its inception. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia. Mark has almost 40 years of software development and business management expertise. He has been instrumental in  the Company's business development and growth while running the NetAcquire Canada engineering office in Vancouver since 2001 and has been involved in the design and implementation of many key NetAcquire software components.

    Mark shares our founder Preston Hauck's hands-on philosophy and his user-centric approach makes him a frequent participant and advocate for strong technical solutions ranging from customer-driven requirements development to robust implementation to  top-notch technical support and responsiveness.