Positioning and Controls Software Engineer
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This is the third career level in engineering and represents a shift from learning and assisting to fully contributing in assignments that are broader, more complex, and challenging in nature. The key role of this engineering position is to move from learning and assisting others to fully contributing.
The CTCT division (a joint venture between Trimble and Caterpillar) develops positioning, control, and automation products for earthmoving and paving machines in the construction and mining industries, using technologies such as GNSS, optical total stations, lasers and sonics. The products are used in a range of applications where the operator of the machine benefits from having accurate horizontal and vertical guidance. For more information on currently developed products, see https://www.cat.com/enUS/by-industry/construction-industry-resources/technology/grade.html or http://construction.trimble.com/earthworks .
The Positioning and Controls Engineer is responsible for the development and test of the positioning state estimator and control algorithm used in Grade Control products. The candidate will work in a team environment and work closely with other Software Developers, Validation Engineers, Team Leaders, Quality Engineers, and Product Managers to develop software which is deployed on real-time hardware.
Development of Positioning and Control algorithms for a system utilizing Simulink models and C software
Perform simulations to validate model development
Creating automated software tests
Writing, maintaining and archiving design documents, models, source code and other work products necessary for the project
Communicate designs and analysis results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other stakeholders
Contribute to the design of new products and processes; perform product and process maintenance
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 3-5 years’ experience or a master’s degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 1 to 2 years’ experience or a doctorate degree in engineering.
Hands-on development experience with Simulink, & CExperience with real-time operating systems
Top Candidates will also have
Excellent analytical skills
Experience with sensing technology like IMU’s, GNSS receivers, laser receivers, or UTS systems.
Experience with Kalman Filters
Experience with software development of real-time embedded control systems
Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.
The location for this position is Mossville, IL
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.
This position will require less than 10% travel.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Employee benefit details
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Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).
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