As vice president of R&D for software operations at National Instruments, Jon Bellin is responsible for global application and system software development. Since joining NI in 1986, Bellin has played a critical leadership role in developing NI software.
A year after starting at NI as a software engineer in the GPIB group, Bellin joined the team that created NI LabWindows™/CVI software. He went on to manage the group in 1989 and started the LabWindows/CVI team, which he led for more than seven years. In 1996, Bellin formed the NI TestStand and IVI groups. He further expanded his role in 1998 when he became director of software engineering, adding NI LabVIEW software, ComponentWorks, and instrument driver software development to his focal areas.
In 2001, Bellin was promoted to director of R&D for application and system software, leading software development efforts for the NI-DAQmx API and the software installer architecture that is now used in all NI products. Bellin was then promoted to vice president of R&D, application and system software in 2007.
Bellin became vice president of software operations in 2012. In this position, Bellin has a strong focus on software quality and process. Bellin also oversees the development of NI TestStand, NI Measurement Studio, LabWindows/CVI, instrument drivers, and NI’s installer, licensing, and update service technology. He manages developers for product groups across the globe in China, India, Romania, and the United States. He also helped establish the high technical bar for recruiting software engineers, led the development of the software engineering process for new product development, and co-invented nine patents.
Bellin earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, and his master’s degree in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining NI, Bellin spent 10 years working with the Internal Revenue Service.
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