Software Engineer, Lead - MES/SCADA Developer

JR Automation - Holland, MI (30+ days ago)


JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Our Software Engineering Team is designed to architect and solve unique customer challenges – from advanced 3D vision algorithms to SCADA and MES implementations. As macro-trends in the manufacturing industry evolve towards more intelligent and adaptive machines, the Software Engineering Team is positioning itself with JR Automation to be a leader in manufacturing software solutions as well as manufacturing machines.

With the growth of JR Automation – the team is looking for a leader who can take the initiative to work alongside of the team to help foster and grow this department.

The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

Responsibilities:
Interfacing with customers to define system requirements and architect solutions for multiple industries - no day is the same!
Developing software quotes and proposals.
Managing the progression and execution of projects.
Traveling to customer sites for sales, quoting and installation of software.
Understanding and architecting state of the art designs for MES, SCADA, WCS, WMS, MOM, and DCS solutions.
Learning new technology platforms and tools.

Qualifications:
5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field or equivalent
4+ years of architecting and implementing MES, SCADA and data collection solutions
1+ years leading other individuals towards project completion
Technical knowledge of MES and SCADA products, including, but not limited to: Wonderware, WinCC 7, Proficy, Ignition, and FactoryTalk VantagePoint
Proven experience in estimating costs and developing proposals for customer projects
Acted as a primary resource in taking a SCADA system from design to implementation and completion, prefer discrete manufacturing process experience
Experience in leading and managing all aspects of a project, from budgets to technical leadership and personnel to customer and vendor management
Software development and coding, including, but not limited to: C#, .NET, Java, Python

Preferred Additional Experience:
Full-stack web development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, Azure, AWS, ASP.Net, C# and UI/UX design)
Knowledge of various industrial protocols (OPC, MQTT, REST, SOAP, EtherNET/IP, TCP, Serial, Profinet)
PLC, HMI programming/development
MRP, ERP, WMS, WCS solutions
Acted as a lead engineer in large software initiatives – or equivalent experience
We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.