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 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 - Programming Languages
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: 2485458 / Latpro-3548116 
Date posted: May-26-2017
State, Zip: Ohio, 44124


Position Summary:
Responsible for commercial software product development for a core, high growth Rockwell Automation control system product line. This is an industry-leading industrial automation software product that has won numerous awards for innovation and usability.

In this position, you will design and develop new software features, participating in the full development lifecycle.  Development is performed in a team environment utilizing sound engineering and software development practices and technology, and typically involves highly complex system design or product architecture design.  Responsibilities include collaborating with and influencing multiple cross-functional teams, as well as possible technical leadership of a large development team or leading technical aspects of a multi-team project.

Essential Functions
  • Participates in or drives negotiations on project objectives and requirements.  Evaluates Technology solutions. Provides cost/benefit recommendations.
  • Contributes to or develops architectural designs and independently develops complex system designs that meet the requirements.  Provides skills needs and time estimation for the design.  Considers tradeoffs between requirements, speed, cost and reliability in the choice of a design approach.
  • Develops and documents code, according to the development process, that satisfies the software design.  Develops and executes thorough unit test plans.  Integrates with other components, solving highly complex system problems, to produce a final product.  Responsibilities typically extend to the technical management of the design, testing and integration of other engineers' work in related areas.
  • Leads or participates in reviews of documents, designs, code, test cases and user documentation.
  • Does advance work, including requirements, on a feature before a development team is in place.
  • Typically responsible for the ongoing maintenance and integrity of several software subsystems comprising an architectural layer of the software.
  • Keeps informed of new developments in the software engineering and computer engineering fields and disseminates appropriately through the organization.  Identifies and participates in technical developmental training opportunities.
  • Functions as a go-to person for a technology, software methodology, a functional area of industrial control or other area of expertise.  Consults on or drives adoption across multiple teams.
  • Researches, considers, and explores new possibilities utilizing the latest technologies and standards. May function as a go-to person for a technology, software methodology or other area of expertise.
  • Function as a technical lead of a large development team or lead technical aspects of a multi-team project.
  • Drives or contributes to capability improvement in the areas of software development practices and development tools.
  • Clearly communicates and conveys design concepts, both verbally and written.  Also able to learn and understand complex control system concepts.
  • Effectively teams with others through 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
BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering
Required Experience and Skills
  • Minimum of 10 years in a software product development environment
  • Object orientated design using C++, C#, or Java
  • Agile software development using Scrum/SAFe
  • Software development on both Windows and Linux
  • Design patterns
  • .NET Framework or WPF
  • Demonstrated architecting modular software experience
  • Previous technical team leadership
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visa, nor or in the future for this job opening

Desired Qualifications:
  • Technology change leader
  • Software development and architecture work on Cloud and Mobile platforms
  • One or more of these technologies - High availability, performance and scalability, micro services, SOA, modern database architectures, highly automated test systems, Usage of ATDD in development processes, rapid prototyping, demonstrable experience of taking concept to product, Web technologies, security, data communication, and contemporary user interface technologies
  • Direct involvement with the Industrial Automation industry
  • Both local and global technical development team environments

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, Milwaukee - Wisconsin, Mission Viejo - California, Phoenix - Arizona, San Jose - California

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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