Job Description :

Position Type:

Direct Placement


Cleveland, OH

Onsite Flexibility:

All Onsite


Job Description

Location : Cleveland, OH
Duration: Perm Role


Salary $130k
The Lead Developer is responsible for the integration and implementation of manufacturing controls software solutions to support Sherwin William's operations. The Manufacturing Operation Technology group creates innovative software that blends real-time machine information with business data to create SCADA systems that enable factories to better control their manufacturing process. Working as part of the Industrial Controls Software team, the Lead Developer also interacts with business stakeholders and collaborates with technical staff across disciplines such as Controls Engineering, Process Engineering, and Quality. Project activities support innovative solutions to increase efficiencies at factories using high performance HMI concepts, digitized recipe control, and automated dashboards.
Industry 4.0 and digital transformation is a core focus of the developer, including a commitment to the User Experience (UX) that promotes efficiency, usability, and satisfaction. The Lead Developer is responsible for solutions designed to be deployed and leveraged across manufacturing sites throughout North America and Europe with potential to extend to other global regions. This individual will assist in design and implementation of IIoT technologies and Operational Technologies using best practices of modern data architectures.
The Lead Developer's position requirements include timely completion of quarterly project assignments, the ability to support large projects, and perform as an effective team member that can work independently. The Lead Developer should also manage communications between plants and management regarding project details.
Essential Functions
Strategy & Planning

  • Perform software development lifecycle activities.
  • Collaborate with business analysts, business users and other developers in conceptualization and development of new technical specifications for IT governance projects.
  • Evaluate requirements and create efficient technical integration designs.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and support impact of Inductive Automation's Ignition release upgrades in existing integrations.
  • Adhere to and support the use of SW standards for code development and code promotion.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Support new acquisition projects and help with deployment of Ignition software.
  • Create and resolve service requests in collaboration with engineering, business partners and other Manufacturing Operation Technology teams.
  • Gather business requirements and work with functional knowledge holders.

Operational Management

  • Create process flows and functional/technical design specifications from business requirements.
  • Provide customer support for business-critical applications.
  • Partner with business analysts and application super users to successfully complete assigned projects.
  • Ability to collaborate and interact with users on the plant floor. Walk the plant floor and understand the manufacturing processes

Incidental Functions

  • Comfortable working in manufacturing environment a must.
  • Work on plant floor as required.
  • Participate in 24/7 on call rotation support program in partnership with Controls Engineering.
  • Attend management meetings on behalf of team.
  • Travel 20% (domestic and/or international) as required.
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday as required.

Position Requirements
Formal Education & Certification
•  Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
Required Skills & Experience

  • 8+ years IT or Controls Engineering experience.
  • 6+ yrs Experience working on Software Development lifecycle.
  • Experience with SQL or Python.
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or Industrial Controls Systems (ICS)
  • 2+ years of Inductive Automation Ignition experience.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience using and developing in relational databases.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Motivated and competent to contribute time and effort to work assigned.
  • Participate in meetings and follow up with resulting action items as needed.
  • Advanced analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment as requested.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong commitment to inclusion and diversity.



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