Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

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Automation engineer, senior provides technical leadership and design expertise on industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus) for new product development, product improvements and new product innovation.

Automation Engineer, Senior Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Interact with the lead Automation Architect subject matter experts on the team who will be providing inputs on best practices, standards and risk items around their specific area of expertise (OS, Web, Database, Messaging, Monitoring) the application teams who are also deploying their code deployment via automation tools
Consume new concepts and technologies quickly, be able to educate technologists on their applicability and usage and have previous experience leading development efforts
Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of process and equipment development equipment / process control and monitoring
Provision of customized topology and workflow views by business sector
Provision of BCP and HA for configuration and asset management applications
Engineering and support for configuration and asset management applications
First point of contact as Subject Matter Expert for all Automation Systems and Data Historian related subjects
Develop tests that model customer configurations
Evaluate new software and/or tools
Examine safety and ergonomic issues on the line

Automation Engineer, Senior Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Automation Engineer, Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISTQB, QA, AWS, JCP, PMP, PLC, OCAJP/OCPJP, MS, ITIL, CCBA

Education for Automation Engineer, Senior

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the automation engineer, senior job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Education, Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing

Skills for Automation Engineer, Senior

Desired skills for automation engineer, senior include:

Automation and process improvement through programming holistic solutions
DNP
IEC-61850 protocols – serial & IP based
IP / MPLS
Infrastructure as Code concepts
Modbus
SEL
Preventive and predictive maintenance systems
Software development lifecycle
Ability to perform in an AGILE environment

Desired experience for automation engineer, senior includes:

JSON (Strongly Desired)
Web Technologies (JS, HTTP, REST)
Hands-on experience with automation testing tools, understanding of test data requirements, system architecture concepts, and various types of system databases - Ability to design and engineer automation tests - Experience designing and coding high efficiency tests for scalable, distributed, multi-tiered, fault-tolerant web applications in a .NET/Windows environment - Coding experience in C# and ASP.NET - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Proficiency with scripting language eg
Should have experience in automating Functional Regression tests
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, a related field or equivalent education required
8-10yrs experience in working with automated test tools Appium, FitNesse, RSpec, Capybara, Selenium WebDriver, Watir, Cucumber

Automation Engineer, Senior Examples

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Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation engineer, senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation engineer, senior
  • Prepare packages for procurement, manage the package for schedule and cost
  • Improves standards for assembly by working with engineering professionals to promote defect-free processes
  • Technical knowledge and hands on experience in implementing a Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) solution on wide array of projects and technologies using enterprise tools such as Robot Framework, Jenkins, HPALM, Rally, and Github
  • Work with the development team to understand the technologies and develop / implement automated testing tools for data comparison and transformation (on Hadoop, Spark, Hbase, Datameer,etc.)
  • Partner with project teams and provide test automation strategy, utilize test automation tools for efficiency & cost reduction
  • Provide test automation progress status/reports to management
  • Contribute to the quality of the solutions by developing tools and frameworks to identify issues early in the process, improving testability and automatability
  • Understand data loading and transformation technologies used by development and develop and implement testing strategy and execution
  • Develop test automation framework for data loading and data transformation
  • Develop automated testing solutions working in waterfall and agile projects using test driven development
Qualifications for automation engineer, senior
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • Degree or Diploma in engineering, computer, manufacturing or science or equivalent biotech or pharmaceutical work experience
  • Minimum 3 years working experience with automation systems in a cGMP environment for a Biotechnical/Pharmaceutical/Nutritional manufacturing plant
  • Broad cGMP experience is required with knowledge and understanding of processes, good understanding of technical (biotech/ pharmaceutical) processes and objectives
  • Knowledge in Emerson Delta V system is a plus
  • Graduate or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science Engg
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Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of automation engineer, senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation engineer, senior
  • Track and identify critical manufacturing issues and develop continuous improvement strategies
  • This description is to be used as a guideline of responsibilities and does not constitute all requirements
  • Manage custom automation used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products in flexible contiainers, including supplier selection, supervision during fabrication, acceptance testing, installation, and start-up
  • Design mechanicals systems including robotics, fixtures, and tooling
  • Manage the purchase, installation and start-up of equipment and systems, including adherence to compliance, cost and schedule requirements
  • Manage all tasks based on the responsibilities for project phases (Concept, Planning, Design, Implementation and Post-Implementation) and be accountable for achievement of project milestones
  • Manage and provide technical direction to the project implementation team including external consultants and contractors
  • Manage and execute engineering assignments generally involving complex projects, often required development of new or improved products/processes/techniques
  • Track and trend data, identifies and implements process improvements to improve business measures
  • Optimize current processes and manufacturing equipment to provide measurable improvements in step change, productivity, quality, cost, and safety results
Qualifications for automation engineer, senior
  • Experience in process automation, SCADA systems, SQL, Databases, software development
  • Experience in designing highly performing systems using industry best practices, tools and technologies like caching products
  • Experience with implementing integrated automated release management using tools/technologies/frameworks like Maven, Subversion, code/security review tools
  • Strong experience in Continuous Delivery concepts, rapid test development, test and deployment automation tools such as LISA, LARA, Jenkins, Selenium
  • Experience in Test Data Management tools a plus
  • Knowledge of Rational XDE for UML design, WSAD 5.1.2/RAD/Eclipse for code development, Subversion and VSS for Configuration Management, Maven2.0 for application build, JUNIT and JTEST for unit testing and WAS 5.1/6.1 for deployment
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Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation engineer, senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation engineer, senior
  • Prepares standard operating procedures (SOPs) for new and existing control equipment
  • Trains users on control system functionality (Programmable Logic Controller, Computer/ Control Networks, Control Computers and Instrumentation)
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses control system problems, working closely with maintenance, control technicians, and metrology
  • Supports software lifecycle, and electronic records/electronic signature compliance efforts
  • Designing solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades
  • Using technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems
  • Develops solutions for automation problems
  • Understand and support all cGMPs, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Periodically reviews automation documents, performs preventive maintenance, and revises or develops automation Standard Operating Procedures
  • Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility
Qualifications for automation engineer, senior
  • Configures software and equipment and tests platform specific versions of software products
  • Skilled in the delivery methodology used by the team (Agile, Scrum, Agile XP, Test-Driven Development, Waterfall)
  • Integrates software and hardware sub-systems in new systems, upgrades, enhancements and conversions
  • Hands on experience with communication and IT design of infrastructure , fibre optic, network design, architecture of industrial control systems, networking, radios, wireless, underground wireless, leaky feeder, CCTV ., but not limited to OSI PI, Data Historian, Production Systems
  • Bachelors in Electrical, Electronics, Chemical or Computer Engineering
  • Ability to evaluate automation systems from a compliance perspective and ensure adherence to applicable standards
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Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an automation engineer, senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation engineer, senior
  • Define and carry out preventive procedures on laboratory equipment, validate functionality, and document results
  • Seek and qualify novel technologies, and if appropriate, validate and transition to production line
  • Design and carry out validation plans for both new equipment and for process changes on existing instrumentation
  • Prepare clear and succinct technical reports and presentations to facilitate adoption of methods and technologies across functional teams
  • Provide and/or coordinate training for new users of equipment
  • Be a conscientious laboratory citizen, adhere to EH&S standards, set a positive standard for more junior colleagues
  • Collaborate with the plant to determine greatest needs and areas of entitlement
  • Design and manage the implementation of capital and process improvement projects
  • Act as software/firmware controller for all local production equipment
  • Ensure that production processes and systems as produce the highest possible quality at lowest possible cost by continuously improving control systems
Qualifications for automation engineer, senior
  • Review analytics to help with performance improvement
  • Contribute technical repository assets and required documentation
  • Demonstrate a strong service orientation and complex problem solving skills
  • Communicate a working knowledge of SOASTA business, technology, and objectives
  • Demonstrate a relationship with and working knowledge of business, organization, application architecture and objectives
  • Participate in evangelizing and communicating project expectations
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Automation Engineer, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an automation engineer, senior. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation engineer, senior
  • Research/implement new technologies
  • Create, improve and update systems to improve scalability, performance, capacity and security
  • Responsible for the execution and completion of various projects/programs
  • Design and implement Python code for new or existing automation framework components including interaction with mobile phone, sending commands to embedded products, fixtures, logging, reporting
  • Develop automation test scripts to automate manual test cases
  • Benchmark similar industries and technologies
  • Create and execute test strategies for manual and automation tests developed for specific product features running on an embedded Linux system
  • Design, develop, test, and maintain code designed to integrate on-site & in cloud virtual environments
  • Monitor automated nightly test runs, analyzing the results, and quickly being able to target and fix build & test failures
  • Begin to integrate various DevOps practices into our SQA processes and Continuous Integration initiatives
Qualifications for automation engineer, senior
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a software development and verification related field
  • Experience in System level testing of complex multi-product system networks with strong networking skills and IP interoperability background
  • Experience and understanding of broadband access technologies over RF cable plants using DOCSIS, QAM channels, PacketCable, is preferred
  • Software QA experience testing services over IP networks, both edge and core routers, including L2 switching and L3 routing functions
  • Programming skills and experience with software development using of the following languages – C, C++, Object Oriented programming
  • Experience in use of test equipment and traffic generation tools using two or more of the following – spectrum analyzers, Spirent, IXIA, voice call generators, open-source packet generation tools

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