PLC Software Engineer

| Redford, MI, USA
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Position Description:

The Digital Manufacturing Systems organization within Global Manufacturing Engineering has an opportunity for a self-directed Software Engineer to develop software and visualization solutions supporting future manufacturing deployments. You will be part of a small team of engineers designing, coding, testing and deploying software used to communicate with and provide web-based visualization to Industrial Devices such as IEC-61131 compliant Programmable Logic Controllers. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) / Operational Technology (OT) experience is a plus

Skills Required:

  • Development experience using Object-Oriented programming languages (JavaScript, Java, C#, Swift, etc.)
  • Web application code development experience (HTML5, CSS, etc.)
  • IEC-61131 programming language experience with emphasis on Structured Text
  • Ability to independently design, develop and implement PLC Ladder Logic with Rockwell Automation or Siemens Software.
  • Fundamental understanding of Industrial and software protocols and interoperability; CIP, Ethernet/IP, OPC-UA, MODBUS, MQTT, Modbus
  • Experience with communication interfaces to PLCs (OPC UA, MQTT, Modbus/TCP)
  • Well-versed in Docker/containerization and Linux
  • Familiarity and understanding of standards and frameworks such as ISA 62243, IEC 27001, NIST SP 800, NIST CSF, and/or NERC CIP
  • Fundamental understanding of operational technologies such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, RTUs, HMI and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Fundamental understanding of the Purdue Reference Model for Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity
  • Self-directed, eager to take responsibility and excited for new challenges.
  • Ability to deliver on commitments made within an Agile development cycle

Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Mfg 4.0 (Industry 4.0) key principles - data collection, AI, machine learning, and IIoT
  • Proficiency in designing, proposing, planning, testing, and implementing resource-constrained edge software.
  • Proficiency in communication of technical business ideas through UML and sequence diagrams.
  • Develop detailed design documentation including System Architecture Diagrams, Control Narratives, and Logic Diagrams.
  • Comfortable with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools
  • Networking and Controls architectures including reading/editing Engineering Documents
  • Knowledge and experience with IT Systems
  • Desire to learn and switch between programming languages.
  • Solid English verbal communication skills and ability to connect to end users.
  • Willingness to develop new skills while resolving challenging problems for our user community.

Experience Required:

  • 2+ years code development experience using Object-Oriented programming languages (JavaScript, Java, C#, Swift, etc.)
  • 2+ years code development experience in controls-based solutions using IEC-61131 languages.

Experience Preferred:

  • Ability to work in a team using Agile Scrum methodology and take direction from scrum leader.
  • Experience with Agile tools (Jira), backlogs, iterations, user stories, or similar Agile Tools
  • Experience working on Automotive Welding, Final Assembly or Robotic Work Cell lines is strongly desired.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field, or within 1 year of obtaining Bachelor's Degree (and enrolled in courses)

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178 .

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Apex Systems operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Glen Allen, VA, Glen Allen, VA, San Antonio, TX, Sacramento, CA and Denver, CO. Apex Systems was founded in 1995. It has 10467 total employees. To see all 741 open jobs at Apex Systems, click here.
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