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 Project Engineer, Analytics Software - Milwaukee, 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
Computers - Platforms
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: R21-4244 / Latpro-3789218 
Date posted: Apr-30-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
Location: Mayfield Heights - Ohio
Location: Chicago - Illinois

Job Description

Rockwell is looking for an all-rounder Software Engineer, Project Level, to join an agile team building the next generation of analytics for Industrial Automation. We are looking for someone who is well versed in Agile practices, is customer focused, has experience meeting the demands of enterprise customers, and has practical expertise in analytics. Experience in the industrial sector is a huge plus.

Position Summary:

The Project Software Engineer is responsible for the development and maintenance of innovative, cutting edge analytics and process control application products for manufacturing industry. The scope of applications range in nature from diagnostic and predictive to closed-loop control.

The ideal candidate is passionate about reading existing codebase to understand current architecture, open to learning new technology stack, highly organized, action-oriented with hands on experience in building an end-to-end complex Java application with strong expertise in algorithms, optimization, data structures, rich desktop GUI, parsers, socket and web technology. The candidate has a good understanding of application architecture and is flexible to work on various areas of application installer, GUI, web front-end, middleware, back-end, and cloud.
What you will do:

  • Independently gathers 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.

  • Contributes to architectural design and independently develops system designs that meet the requirements.  Provides estimates for the design. Considers tradeoffs between requirements, speed, cost and reliability in the choice of a design approach.

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

  • Work with subject matter experts to understand existing source code and architecture. Document and establish best ways to debug a complex code base that is a mix of C, C++, and Java.

  • 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. Responsibilities may 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.

  • Typically, responsible for the ongoing maintenance and integrity of several software subsystems.

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

  • Thinks outside the box and is willing to research and explore new avenues to overcome obstacles by utilizing the latest technologies and standards.  May function as a go-to person for a technology, software methodology, or other area of expertise.

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

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

  • Able to learn and understand complex control system concepts.

  • Mentor senior and junior software engineers on best design practices and code reviews.

  • Collaborate with geographically distributed teams.

  • Use Agile software development principles to iteratively deliver value to our customers.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Must have C, C++, and Java programing experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years hands-on Java application development experience using OOP, algorithms, and data structures.

  • Minimum of 5+ years hands-on C/C++ application development experience, especially writing system level algorithms, optimization, and data structures.

  • Expert experience in writing and integrating C/C++ code into Java using JNI.

  • Strong object-oriented design skills, coupled with good knowledge of data structures and algorithms.

  • Demonstrated experience using Spring framework to create REST API based containerized and distributed modules.

  • Demonstrated experience using at least one full-stack frameworks e.g., Spring MVC, Spring Boot or GWT

  • Strong expertise in application protocol design using JSON.

  • Self-starter, not afraid to jump inside legacy source code to study and understand existing architecture and implementations.

  • Experience managing source code using GIT or SVN.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to coordinate tasks with remote development teams.

  • Experience using tools like JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo.

Nice to have qualifications:

  • Familiarity with computational systems, especially analytics and or machine learning is a plus

  • Familiarity with parser generators, especially in Java (Antlr or JavaCC), especially applied to expression evaluation and language interpreters is a plus.

  • Familiarity using analytics tools like MATLAB and R is a plus

  • Experience in Analytical Numerical Methods (e.g. Statistics, Partial Differential Equations/Ordinary Differential Equations, Matrix) is a plus

  • Academic and/or recent experience in using or implementing libraries for Linear System Theory (e.g. Laplace and Z transforms, State-space formulations, Parametric estimation) is a plus

  • Academic and/or recent experience in using or implementing libraries for Control Systems (e.g. PID, Feedback Compensation, Stability Criteria) is a plus.

  • Experience in Machine Learning basic architectures (MLP, Classifiers), supervised and unsupervised learning, gradient based and clustering algorithms, and data pre-conditioning and normalization.

This is a summary of the position's responsibilities and does not reflect the entire scope of work expectations.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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