Senior Automation Systems Engineer
Posted on Apr 9, 2021 by Vantage Data Centers
Vantage is looking for an ambitious, detail-oriented, hands-on Senior Automation Systems Engineer to lead software development for construction of Vantage facilities. You will review sequence of operation documents, and instrumentation diagrams to write logic control software and visualization applications for new builds on a variety of system platforms. You will also be called on to troubleshoot existing automation systems in a live, mission-critical environment.
Essential Job Functions
Develop and deploy new PLC/HMI applications for new control system projects, with minimal supervision
Complete PLC/HMI application modifications in an online, critical environment.
Troubleshoot and resolve HMI, PLC, network and other critical control system issues during an incident.
Support data center commissioning activities, including validation of hardware and software systems, alarming, data recovery, and functional logic
Collaborate with members of the Design, Engineering, and Construction team during projects, as well as members of the Operations Engineering team, and Site Operations team for sustaining existing automation architecture
Work with leading edge automation systems from large scale industrial controls vendors
Coordinate integration support schedules, allowing for sufficient time to program, test, and commission mission critical control systems
Create automation applications in structured text, function block diagram, and ladder logic format
Examine project documents, including Sequences of Operation, Bill of Materials, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, and project schedules when developing automation logic and visualization applications
Challenge the status quo, and think outside of the box to build ultra-reliable, ultra-efficient data center automation systems
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Mechatronics or equivalent work experience required
5 years of experience in Industrial Automation required, 7 to 9 years preferred
Data Center experience is strongly preferred, but not required
Skilled at developing automation control logic from scratch, and performing full scale integration and testing
Knowledge of automation systems in a mission critical environment
Advanced knowledge of Ignition (by Inductive Automation) software platform is required
Proficient with industrial PLC systems manufactured by leading edge, large-scale vendors
Strong experience with IT administration at the software layer, including Windows Server platforms, SQL database administration, and network architecture
Travel required is expected to be 15 to 25%, but may increase over time as the business evolves