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Siemens Senior Research Engineer - Production Automation Engineering in Princeton, New Jersey

Are you ready to make a difference and create the Future of Industrial Automation?

Do you dream about radically changing information technology sector by integrating AI capabilities into Engineering Data Management for Production Automation Software and Services?

If your research interest revolves around the intersection of Factory Automation Software, Software Engineering and Data Modelling Techniques, let’s talk! We are looking motivated Research Engineers and Senior Research Engineers who would like to be part of a dynamic team in Charlotte, NC.

Siemens Technology is seeking a member of its “ Production Automation Engineering ” Research Group of the vertical “ Future of Automation ” Technology Field embedded in the manufacturing and Energy Hub of Carolinas . In this research group, we shape the innovation roadmap towards the production automation and engineering tools of the future; in collaboration with technology startups , leading academic institutions and government agencies . We are a team of automation-enthusiasts, innovators, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who are passionate about disruptive technologies in the areas of Machine Learning, Simulation, Engineering, Control, and Optimization. Our deliverables enable the successful transformation of the technology trends in Automation & Control into the business of the future for a multitude of customer products and services.

The Challenge:

  • Manage scientific projects including the definition and execution of the technology strategy focused in the fields that are intersection of Machine Learning, Optimization and Controls for open automation framework

  • Calculate/assess risk factors of a project. Anticipate potential problems and demonstrate sophisticated reasoning skills as well as creative, innovative and resourceful approaches to developing solutions to complex problems.

  • Provide technical supervision to achieve project goals.

  • Lead, and collaborate with others, both within and outside Siemens, to develop successful research proposals for external funding that align with Siemens strategic direction.

  • Scout and evaluate new automation & control technologies in collaboration with leading academic institutions and government agencies, by working with Siemens Business Units.

  • Seek advocacy from appropriate Siemens business units on potential use cases.

  • Manage cutting-edge research projects with the best universities and professors in the US. Co-develop with top academic partners the Automation Systems of the Future.

  • Educate and transfer technologies to Siemens business units for product implementations.

  • Assist in project acquisition and project funding

The Candidate

What skills are needed to qualify for this position?

  • Masters in Software Engineering, Electrical engineering, or a related field required. PhD a plus.

  • Research Engineers will have a 2+ years of related experience. Senior Research Engineers will have 6+ years of related experience.

  • Proven skills in programming - C++/Java/C# programming and object-oriented design

  • Proven skill in being able to take independent action

  • This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption

Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge about industrial IoT connectivity frameworks, such as DDS, OPC-UA and PLC/PAC programming (Siemens, ABB, GE, Modicon, TI, SEL) is preferred

  • Demonstrated real-world software development experience in automation engineering system development like scaling, optimization, distributed systems design et cetra will be preferred

  • Experience in JavaScript, web and cloud technologies

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Collaborates well in an international and multi-cultural team environment

About Us

Siemens Technology employees are passionate about applied research. We create technology with purpose that benefits society - more agile and productive factories, more intelligent and efficient buildings and grids, more reliable and sustainable transportation. Our work powers Siemens products and is regularly featured in patents and publications. We operate in a global ecosystem focused on innovation, partnering with our customers, businesses, government agencies, and leading academic institutions on highly visible projects where collaboration is key.

Our people continuously develop their talents, are curious, and are not afraid to take risks in pursuit of technological innovation. A strong learning culture empowers employees at Siemens Technology to own their growth and development.

We know that diversity fuels innovation and drives business success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, where diversity of thought, culture, and experience is seen as our greatest strength. This is what brings our best ideas to life.

We take pride in bringing our best selves to work every day, prioritizing individual health, work-life blend, and flexibility.

At Siemens Technology, the success of our employees drives our success.


Organization: Technology

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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