Director, BioDevices Software, Controls & Electrical Engineering (Durham)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Electronics/Semiconductors



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Director, BioDevices Software, Controls & Electrical Engineering
POSITION SUMMARY
Director BioDevice Software (SW), Controls & Electrical Engineering (EE) is a key position in the design and advancement of BioDevice for the global animal health industry.
The Director, BioDevice SW, Controls & EE will lead a team of engineers in software, controls and electrical engineering development activities in support of bio-devices, integrating all software, controls and electrical design to components such as electro-mechanical and pneumatic motion systems, optical sensing and analysis, signal processing, pick-and-place robotics and fluid dispense mechanisms. This position will report to the Sr Director R&D, BioDevices & Automation and will manage a team of senior level engineers.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops software and electrical requirements and specifications with a limited set of customer requirements and limited guidance to meet changing market demands and customer needs. Follow or optimize existing development processes to reflect best practices. Modify and create engineering documentation standards aligning with industry best practices related to development, commissioning, testing and deployment of automation, control systems and instrumentation solutions.
Develops or optimizes data architecture design and debugging processes through understanding of machine control, data management, computer networking, and embedded PC hardware.
Develop software, controls and electrical needed for proof-of-concept of electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, communications and controls hardware for use in research or development of automated systems
Manage a teaCode and debug embedded controllers and computers
Knowledge to mentor and manage teams to excel in troubleshooting hardware-software integrations with remote sensing and control systems
Team members perform trial runs of in house lab tests and to the field installed equipment to verify functionality of control systems
Evaluate and recommend control devices such as but not limited to embedded Linux PCs or SBCs, operator interfaces, optical sensors, pneumatics, wireless communications, etc.
Updates and applies best practices Software Development LifeCycle methodology to integrate with our BioDevice Product Development Model.
Coordination and management of team members across a matrixed multi-product organization.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer sciences, or Computer Engineering, or candidate with Mechanical Engineering degree or related technical field and a concentration in software development will also be considered.
Minimum of 15 years post-bachelor's experience relevant to this position.
10 years minimum experience in the management of electrical design teams.
Technical understanding of the animal health industry and experience in an ISO or regulated industry is preferred.
Demonstrated new product development experience from concept through commercialization.
Knowledge and practical application of current and emerging engineering science and cutting edge technologies.
Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Demonstrated proficiency in C/C++
Demonstrated experience with embedded Linux or embedded RTOS development is desirable
Demonstrated experienced with embedded software development and hands-on hardware development skills preferred
Experience developing in JavaScript / HTML / CSS / JQuery is desirable
Demonstrated proficiency in Linux shell scripting, server configuration and package management
Demonstrated proficiency in TCP/IP networking with the ability to setup, configure and troubleshoot issues with IPV4 networks
PLC Programming & industrial automation control systems including field buses (Modbus/TCP, Ethercat, Ethernet/IP)
Experience with optics and optical signal processing
Experience with circuit design and board layout is desired
Experience in LabView programming would also be a plus
Experience in CE compliance and IEC standards
Demonstrated experience using Agile development techniques and using a Software Development Life Cycle and working with continuous improvements initiatives
Enthusiasm to promote and drive implementation of Zoetis's industry leading approach to leveraging software technologies to enhance all aspects of our devices around the world
Demonstrated experience in critical thinking and problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, decision-making
Excellent communication skills, influencing and leading, facilitation and team work capabilities
Remain current with new and cross industry technologies and practices, as well as evolving external requirements that impact product design, execution, analysis and reporting.
PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Candidate will work mostly at the Durham site either in an office environment or a development lab environment. Some travel to customer facilities is occasionally required.
Usual office working conditions approximately 75%, with remaining work involving poultry hatchery or lab environment around electro-mechanical and biological/chemical hazards.
Travel generally about 20%, but can vary, depending upon stage of product development.
Full time
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Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at ...@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue
sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.
Durham

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer sciences, or Computer Engineering, or candidate with Mechanical Engineering degree or related technical field and a concentration in software development will also be considered. Minimum of 15 years post-bachelor's experience relevant to this position. 10 years minimum experience in the management of electrical design teams. Technical understanding of the animal health industry and experience in an ISO or regulated industry is preferred. Demonstrated new product development experience from concept through commercialization. Knowledge and practical application of current and emerging engineering science and cutting edge technologies. Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills. TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS Demonstrated proficiency in C/C++ Demonstrated experience with embedded Linux or embedded RTOS development is desirable Demonstrated experienced with embedded software development and hands-on hardware development skills preferred Experience developing in JavaScript / HTML / CSS / JQuery is desirable Demonstrated proficiency in Linux shell scripting, server configuration and package management Demonstrated proficiency in TCP/IP networking with the ability to setup, configure and troubleshoot issues with IPV4 networks PLC Programming & industrial automation control systems including field buses (Modbus/TCP, Ethercat, Ethernet/IP) Experience with optics and optical signal processing Experience with circuit design and board layout is desired Experience in LabView programming would also be a plus Experience in CE compliance and IEC standards Demonstrated experience using Agile development techniques and using a Software Development Life Cycle and working with continuous improvements initiatives Enthusiasm to promote and drive implementation of Zoetis's industry leading approach to leveraging software technologies to enhance all aspects of our devices around the world Demonstrated experience in critical thinking and problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, decision-making Excellent communication skills, influencing and leading, facilitation and team work capabilities Remain current with new and cross industry technologies and practices, as well as evolving external requirements that impact product design, execution, analysis and reporting., Candidate will work mostly at the Durham site either in an office environment or a development lab environment. Some travel to customer facilities is occasionally required.

Usual office working conditions approximately 75%, with remaining work involving poultry hatchery or lab environment around electro-mechanical and biological/chemical hazards. Travel generally about 20%, but can vary, depending upon stage of product development. Full time Regular Colleague
Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at ...@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.


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