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Software and Controls Developer Wanted

Kevin Standeven
Created: October 24, 2017

Do you like interfacing hardware and software? Do you play with Raspberry Pi’s for fun? If so, you’re an ideal candidate!


The Software and Controls Developer (S&CD) is tasked with control system design and programming the machine controller for all of TYCROP and customer’s equipment, as well as user interfaces. The person responsible will have training in machine control programming (PLC, DCS, microcontrollers etc), human-machine interfaces (HMI’s), as well as control system electrical design. Some experience with high-level programming is required. The S&CD will report to the Team Leader of their business unit.

Optional skills/experience in hydraulics, motion control, pneumatics and other motive systems will be a big benefit. A strong understanding of software development, version control, and best practices is an asset. A mechanical aptitude and understanding of machinery is required due to the nature of the applications. The expectation and understanding in industry and machine-specific skills will be acquired and developed on the job over time.

The natural career path for a S&CD is advancement into a senior software developer position.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Supporting the Team Leader as part of an NPD team working on new products and projects
  2. Working on a project team to conceptualize, create, detail, implement, test and release to production both software and control systems
  3. Providing technical expertise to the production of control systems
  4. Liaise with Production Technical Support staff and Customer Care to provide solutions to challenges encountered in the field and on the production line
  5. Creating and updating engineering documents and templates
  6. Coming up with elegant solutions to complex problems using cutting-edge technology

Qualification Requirements

Specific Skills:

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team as required
  • Software development education and/or experience
  • PLC programming experience, especially with Structured Text
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Excellent grasp of office productivity software (MS Office suite, MS Project)
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical or other CAD software suite is an asset
  • Willing to travel within North America approximately 5-10% of total time

Training/ Certification:

  • Electrical and/or Controls engineering and/or Computer Science diploma or degree or equivalent

Education and Experience:

  • Exposure to or understanding of industrial control systems

Visit tycrop.com to apply today!

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