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Communications Protocol Engineer

Updated on 08/14/2020

Job Description

Inductive Automation, the leader in cutting-edge software for the industrial sector and beyond, is looking to add talented people to our rapidly growing team!

We are a unique, innovative, and fun company with a strong mission: to empower our customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. We have a huge passion for our product and our customers; no matter what role you might play in the company, you can sense that there is something special about what we do and who we are.

Come help develop the future of software used in industrial automation. In this position, you would join our core product development team. Together, we work to build our primary product, Ignition.

This position is focused on implementing and maintaining network protocols for communicating with industrial controllers (PLCs, RTUs, etc…) as well as the system responsible for bridging data from those implementations into the Ignition platform. Responsibilities include new feature and protocol development as well as the maintenance and enhancement of existing functionality.

Responsibilities

  • Work with software engineering team to help guide direction and design of future releases
  • Implement new features and changes with an eye for security, reliability, and performance
  • Help maintain software by fixing issues identified by support and QA teams
  • Perform complex and precise troubleshooting to pinpoint root causes for reported issues
  • Participate in agile development process (SCRUM)
  • Perform code reviews to help verify changes made by other developers
  • Follow Java and object-oriented design industry best practices

Requirements

  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of programming experience
  • Strong Java 8 skills
  • Experience writing server and networking code
  • Experience writing highly concurrent multithreaded code
  • Modern toolchain and source control familiarity, e.g. Maven/Gradle and Git/Hg
  • Must have previous experience with OPC UA (OPC Classic) and/or industrial automation protocols
  • Experience with industrial automation fieldbuses or protocols such as Modbus, EtherNet/IP, Omron FINS, Siemens S7, Emerson/Fisher ROC, ABB Totalflow (DB/DB2), etc
  • Experience with industrial automation fieldbuses or protocols such as Modbus, EtherNet/IP, Omron FINS, Siemens S7, Emerson/Fisher ROC, ABB Totalflow (DB/DB2), etc
  • Experience with PLCs and/or PLC programming
  • Any other relevant experience in industrial automation

Inductive Automation, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a protected veteran or individual with a disability. Verification of US employment eligibility required.


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