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 Sr. Software Engineer - 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: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Manufacturing
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: 2474520 / Latpro-3535731 
Date posted: Mar-22-2017
State, Zip: Ohio, 44124


Position Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer for Rockwell Automation, you will have the opportunity to design and develop industry-leading commercial software known for its innovation and usability.  You will also be responsible for performing intermediate level software testing tasks including, but not limited to, test development, planning, scheduling, and execution.
In this position, you will be a key player in subsystem design, implementation, and testing. You will play an active role in all the stages of the development lifecycle and support your team throughout the process. You will also help ensure that developed products meet requirements and are within total quality management standards.  This position will allow you to collaborate with multiple global cross-functional teams and may also require you to be the technical lead of a small-scale feature or portion of a feature.
When you join our software engineering group, you become part of a team that believes in knowledge sharing and collaboration and that is committed to using reliable and well-thought-out engineering practices and technology to overcome any challenges.
We are looking for someone who will effectively leverage a diverse set of technical backgrounds and opinions by fostering a team-oriented environment and the use of open and direct communications, honesty and respect. The ideal candidate will also actively seek knowledge of new developments in the software engineering, computer engineering, and test automation fields and will identify and pursue career development and training opportunities.
Essential Functions

  • Collects, contributes to and documents requirements for a feature and its components, ensuring the information required for the development of software and corresponding test cases are contained in the specifications.

  • Develops new subsystem designs or contributes to existing ones ensuring they meet the established requirements.

  • Establishes a timeline and determines the resources needed to execute a design. Considers tradeoffs between requirements, speed, cost and reliability in the choice of a design approach. Provides progress reports, as needed.

  • Implements and documents code that meets the requirements of the software design.

  • Develops and executes thorough unit test plans.  Reports, analyzes, debugs and corrects anomalies. Takes the lead in the integration of other components by solving problems within and across subsystems to produce a final product.

  • Leads or participates in reviews of documents, designs, code, test cases and user documentation.

  • Estimates, plans, develops, and executes test suites, test cases and automated tests to ensure appropriate functional test coverage is attained.

  • Ensures documented test cases and specifications validate documented software requirements. 

  • Performs product testing, reporting on problems encountered and documenting test results for follow-up.

  • Determines the origin and root cause of anomalies identified.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and integrity of one or more software subsystems.

  • Builds relationships and interacts with peers to ensure assigned tasks are prioritized appropriately.

  • Takes the lead on identifying and recommending software development capability improvements in the areas of software development practices, development tools, and test automation.

  • Thinks outside the box and is willing to research and explore new avenues to overcome obstacles by utilizing the latest technologies and standards.

  • Clearly communicates and conveys design concepts, both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to learn and understand complex control system concepts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least four years of experience in a software product development environment

  • Proven application of C++, C#, or other relevant programming languages

  • Proven application of data structures and algorithms

  • Able to apply basic knowledge of object-oriented design

  • Basic understanding of design patterns

  • Basic understanding of the application of COM, MFC, WPF, .NET, or equivalent technologies

  • Able to apply basic knowledge of automated test tools

  • Able to apply basic knowledge of software test methodologies

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 

  • Direct experience with the Industrial Automation industry

  • Proven application of object-oriented designs

  • Basic understanding of architecting modular software

  • Able to apply basic knowledge of testing highly integrated software products

  • Direct experience collaborating with local and global technical development teams

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

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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