Sr. Automation Engineer
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Caterpillar Inc. seeks Sr. Automation Engineers at its facility located at 2427 E Engine Dr., Chillicothe, IL 61523.
The Sr. Automation Engineer, will develop, integrate and troubleshoot autonomy software systems used for autonomous machines. This includes complex autonomy onboard system design work, subsystem testing or system integration. It requires specific knowledge of machine systems or automation technologies such as Path Planning, Perception and Positioning. Will use technical automation knowledge that often must be combined with application/software development skills to develop high quality automation software. Will translate complex program or subsystem requirements into actionable development efforts. Will evaluate internal and external automation algorithms to decide which are most appropriate and develop algorithms and code quality software. Will specifically work on the Command for Hauling and MineStar Fleet product line. Will develop C++ based software simulation tools to help enable our development, validation, and end user training for the mentioned products.
This position requires a Master’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field and 4 years of experience performing software / automation validation in support of heavy machinery, equipment or equivalent. Alternatively will accept a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field and 6 years of experience performing software / automation validation in support of heavy machinery, equipment or equivalent. Position also requires 4 years of experience (which may have been gained concurrently) with: 1. Developing Machine Software features in a real-time embedded system via C and MATLAB/Simulink; 2. Performing software debugging via the use of advanced data analysis; and 3. Direct working experience with Vector CAN Tools (CANalyzer, CANape); New Product Introduction (NPI); Python and C++.
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