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 Product Software Architect - Mayfield Heights, Ohio, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Computers - IT Management
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2461212 / Latpro-3523237 
Date posted: Jan-12-2017
State, Zip: Ohio, 44124


Position Summary:

R&D Software Project Engineer, Senior - Product Architect (Common Gateway Platform) will be a team member of the research and development center responsible for developing innovative software products and solutions for Rockwell Automation. This position is focused on implementing a Communication Gateway for Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise using modern Internet of Things tools and methodologies.

In this position, you will develop architectures for Common Gateway Platform, IoT and Cloud computing related features.  R&D Product Architect provides architectural direction across development teams within Rockwell Automation. Development is performed in a distributed team environment utilizing state-of-the-art engineering and software development practices and technology.  Person in this position will work in tight cooperation RA Cloud System Architect as well product architects for other system components.  We are looking for a creative and technically skilled candidate who enjoys being part of a dynamic team with a lot of responsibility and the opportunity for personal development.
Essential Functions

  • Works with product marketing and technology management to define customer requirements as they apply to Common Gateway Platform features and implementations.

  • Continue definition work on Gateway architecture that includes multiple communication channels to field devices, data processing and connectivity to multiple data consumers including Cloud, analytic and other appliances 

  • Writes architecture specifications that apply customer and system requirements to create appropriate solutions for Common Gateway Platform that are deployed across products, product groups, and in some cases across vendors

  • Provides development teams guidance in selecting product implementation technologies

  • Works with product marketing & product engineering of technology adopter teams to evangelize solutions and gain wide acceptance and consistent implementation.

  • Works with software development teams to provide work estimates and status reports as requested. Maintains adequate interaction to ensure assigned tasks are prioritized appropriately.

  • Keeps informed of new developments in the software engineering and computer engineering fields and disseminates appropriately through the organization.  Identifies and participates in technical and developmental training opportunities.

  • Researches, considers, and explores new possibilities utilizing the latest technologies and standards. May function as a technical lead of a small to mid-sized development team.

  • Maintains technical expertise in field. Keep current through contacts with educational institutions, professional societies, and technical publications. Maintain awareness of applicable new technologies, processes, and competitive trends. Develop and maintain relationships with partner companies.

  • Clearly communicates and conveys design concepts, both verbally and written.  Able to learn and understand complex control system concepts.

  • Effectively teams with others throughout mutually supportive professional relationships, open and direct communications, honesty and respect. Able to cope with and leverage stylistic differences and differences of opinion.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Required Experience and Skills

  • 3-5 years of actual development experience with communication technologies in the area of industrial automation

  • 8-10 years of experience in a software product development environment

  • 2-3 years of high-level design/architecture experience

  • Working knowledge of modern web/mobility technologies, platforms, tools and libraries

  • Working knowledge of industrial automation networks, standards and protocols including EtherNet/IP, Factory Talk Live Data, CIP, OPC DA, OPC UA, Modbus

Desired Experience and Skills

  • Direct experience with the Industrial Automation industry

  • Experienced in both local and global technical development team environments

  • Previous experience in technical team leadership

  • RESTful services

  • Microservices

  • Application expertise in modern web programing (JS, Node.js) is a plus

  • Working knowledge of C++, C#, or Java is a plus

  • Knowledge of asynchronous programming, multithreading, concurrent systems, and real-time systems is a plus

  • Working knowledge of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure or related technologies is a plus

Requisition Number:

Business Group:

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mayfield Heights - Ohio

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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