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 Sr. Software Engineer - Devens, Massachusetts, 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 - Programming Languages
Computers - IT Management
Computers - Software Engineer
Computers - Webmaster
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: 2471497 / Latpro-3532572 
Date posted: Mar-04-2017
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01432


Position Summary:

About the Company
MagneMotion develops and manufactures assembly automation, material handling and transportation solutions using electro-magnetic technology, specifically linear synchronous motors (LSM's). Our LSM transport conveyor systems are an intelligent, high performance alternative to the conventional conveyor systems typically used for industrial automation.

Experience the personal challenge of working in a world class organization and leader in the technology industry.  The work environment is stimulating, challenging and fun.  Work with an award winning team with an impressive track record in a unique environment.   

About the Opportunity
The Embedded Software Engineer is responsible for analyzing, designing, implementing, and testing software for embedded Linux devices that are used to control LSM transport systems.  The Embedded Software Engineer is required to interface with the hardware, software, and customer support groups to ensure the software design and testing meets the requirements of all stakeholders and to ensure the successful delivery of software to end customers.   Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for becoming familiar with MagneMotion's multi-level control system for LSM transport and in particular the PLC interfaces between MagneMotion's system and the customers system.

This person will assume responsibility for multiple software and projects during the development and testing phases.  Specifically the person will:

  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, debug, and maintain embedded Linux software written in the 'C' programming language for a multi-level LSM transport control system.

  • Ensure adherence to software development process and configuration management systems

  • Ensure timely deliverables to project milestones.

  • Work with the software group as well as the hardware, SQA, and customer support groups to ensure delivered software meets all functional requirements.

  • Be knowledgeable of Ethernet network functionality and capabilities.

  • Ability to set up, configure, and troubleshoot LSM transport systems for software development.

  • Communicate effectively to management and to all stakeholder groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

  • US Citizen/Green card. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job opening.

  • BS in Computer Science / similar technical field.

  • 10-15 years of related development experience

  • Linux operating system and 'C' programming experience

  • Strong knowledge of Linux application programming including network APIs (sockets), serial ports, IPC mechanisms, timers, system calls, I/O, device driver APIs

  • Understanding of web CGI and BASH shell scripting

  • Linux kernel configuration, device driver implementation, kernel network and routing stack required

  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking in general

Desired Qualifications

  • Rockwell Logix PLC programming capability as applied to motion control systems a plus

  • MS in Computer Science / similar technical field.

  • Knowledge of Buildroot, gcc toolchain management, remote embedded debugging mechanisms a plus.

  • Understanding of motion control concepts and LSM technology a plus

  • BASH shell scripting a plus

  • General understanding of highly distributed, multi-level control systems, especially applying to transport systems.

  • General understanding of engineering disciplines, especially software development and test, design verification and validation

  • Well organized with strong technical and communication skills

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Sales, Services, and Solutions

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Devens - Massachusetts

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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