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 Software Manager - Mequon, Wisconsin, 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
Engineering - Electrical
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: 2470609 / Latpro-3532996 
Date posted: Mar-07-2017
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Position Summary:

Directs the software systems development function, including:  design, development, troubleshooting, and debugging of both new software products as well as enhancements on multiple hardware platforms.  These software products are used to select, design, operate and maintain all of the products sold by the Power Control Business and many other product groups within Rockwell Automation.

Functional Expertise:

  • Encourage a positive and collaborative work environment.

  • Drive problems toward resolution amidst ambiguity.

  • Lead employee development process including performance reviews, career coaching and support other human resources initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned by manager, including meetings outside of normal business hours. 

Leadership/Change Management:

  • Work across Rockwell's technical community to define Technology Roadmaps and create solutions that drive market place differentiation.

  • Develop new processes to improve collaboration between PCB development and other Rockwell businesses.

  • Foster a climate of diversity and teamwork, rewarding and recognizing high performance with open, honest communication that supports Rockwell Automation values.

  • Create and foster the vision and the strategy for continuous productivity and quality improvements.

  • Establish metrics that can be used to measure the performance of PCB development and focus continuous improvement opportunities. 


  • Establish and maintain peer relationships across all of Rockwell Automation's technical communities.

  • Clearly demonstrates an openness to new ideas and is willing to work with other teams outside of this business.

  • Provides a mentoring role model for employees who desire the support.

  • Demonstrates the ability to reach consensus quickly when working with groups of diverse backgrounds, cultures or divisions.

  • Fosters an environment that embraces collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving.


  • Creates technical strategic plans consistent with the goals of the division.

  • Understands the business impact of customer satisfaction and appropriately prioritizes new business opportunities, field issues and ongoing customer demands.

  • Partners with Product Management and UX stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve the user experience.

  • Determines annual budget requirements for the operating plan.

  • Identifies competitive threats and new technology that can be a differentiator in the market. Provides sound solutions to cost, performance and time to market tradeoffs.

  • Applies resources and sets spending levels that are appropriate to achieve the financial performance of the business 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering OR BA AND equivalent experience in a large matrix organization leading a software development team. 

  • 8+ years of leadership experience.

  • 8+  years of experience as a software developer. Must have experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle using various technologies and development methodologies. 

  • Experience in building high performing software development teams, including: recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining members.

  • Demonstrated experience working in cross geographic teams to complete large program objectives.

  • Experience in coaching, training, and leading Scrum/Agile teams.


  • Certified Scrum Practitioner or Certified Scrum Master preferred. 

  • Master of Science in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Experience in Industrial automation.

  • Experience in building cross-platform web and mobile applications.


Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mequon - Wisconsin

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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