Current Vacancies

We are enjoying a period of global growth as more and more factories are recognising the benefits factory automation can bring.  Additionally, our recent global partnership agreement with the international sensor solutions company, SICK AG, has led to a strong uptake in interest in our solutions, with substantial orders being taken not only in the UK, but also by our subsidiaries in Chicago and Melbourne.

To meet this growing demand for our software solutions, we are now recruiting new members to join our UK team.  Specifically, we are looking for Systems Support Engineers, a Driver Developer, a Project Engineer and a Vision Specialist.

For a full job specification for any of the following roles, please email hr@autocodingsystems.com

Systems Support Engineer

Summary of Role 

To support the growth of the business, we are seeking to employ a Systems Support Engineer who will undertake and manage the roll-out, at line level, of our AutoCoding software solution and the integrated connection of other packaging line devices, e.g. checkweighers, barcode scanners, etc. The day-to-day duties will be varied in composition, with a strong emphasis on providing first class professional support to our customer end-users, partners and internal AutoCoding Systems engineers. Tasks include understanding the customer’s perception of a problem and the determination of the specific problem symptoms/facts and associated information.

Overview:

  • Customer Support / HelpDesk, providing day to day telephone, remote access, and, where applicable, on-site support to our customer in the event of an issue not being resolved remotely.
  • Installing the ACS server software onto a customer’s environment. This is normally done remotely but there may be the need to attend site in some instances.
  • Configuring the system into a working model based upon customer requirements.
  • Installing, setting-up, configuring and commissioning the connected devices, e.g. barcode scanning, camera and sensor devices.
  • Establishing network communications to all line devices and associated systems and carrying out system testing as part of commissioning process.
  • Liaising with the Development and Solutions teams within the company to allow thorough testing of new devices before drivers are released to site engineers and integrators.
  • Providing customer training on our products, based in our training centre or on site, as required.
  • Being part of the Out of Hours rota and taking calls from customer sites and resolve issues.

We plan to extend the working day to provide out of hours support to our overseas customers; a structured shift pattern is likely to be introduced.

You will have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a client-facing capacity for IT projects.
  • A good understanding of installation and setup of Microsoft SQL Server including intermediate scripting skills.
  • A full understanding of TCP/IP networks including features such as Firewalls, IIS, and FTP.
  • Full cycle software implementation experience.
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake support across the UK and Europe
  • Full UK driving license

For additional information regarding this role, please email hr@autocodingsystems.com

Driver Developer: C#, Device Drivers

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, driven Device Driver Developer to join a growing software team in the continuing development of our global software platform.

We use a variety of technologies including C#.NET, in C#, .net framework & ASP.Net and a range of web technologies including ASP.NET, MVC4, JQuery, and AJAX.

We are a team that embraces new developments within software development, including NOSQL databases and responsive, interactive web technologies. We’ve taken the best parts from modern agile development approaches including SCRUM to efficiently deliver quality solutions.

Summary of Role

As a Driver Developer you will play a varied role and will be exposed to the full lifecycle within an agile environment.  As part of the strategic software team, your focus will be on contributing to the next generation of core products targeting a global marketplace.  In this role, you will focus specifically on the development of our device driver framework, including implementation, documentation, testing, and troubleshooting.

The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy the challenges of applying mathematical and scientific investigation within the context of software programming and byte-level device communications.

During the first weeks and months of your employment at AutoCoding, you will work closely with our senior Device Driver Developer to understand the tools and techniques we use to create robust and feature-rich drivers. You will be expected to write driver tests in order to hone your skillset, before moving on to become actively involved in the development of new device drivers.

You will have:

  • Knowledge of Java, C# or C++
  • Strong grasp of Object Oriented Programming
  • Degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • An interest in low-level device communications

 

For additional information regarding this role, please email hr@autocodingsystems.com

Project Engineer

To support significant client demand and strategic partnerships for our AutoCoding System we require a new member of our project engineering team. The day to day duties will be varied in composition including management of customer communications and leadership of project activity, installation of hardware on customer sites, supporting end-users, working with integrators, and conducting site training. The role will also include deployment of software and configuration of systems both remotely via VPN and from clients’ sites throughout the UK and Europe, with the possibility of travel to USA and rest of the world.

Summary of Role

  • Acting as onsite project lead, for co-ordination activities and relevant communication of project tasks.
  • Utilising your software, electrical and mechanical skills to install, troubleshoot and support the end to end solution to a high standard and in an efficient time scale.
  • Configuring hardware devices such as HMIs, PCs, PLCs, barcode scanners, vision equipment and industrial coders.
  • Fault finding on Ethernet and RS232, using electrical and software skills.
  • Undertake customer training from the basic line operation to full system training.
  • Configure the end to end solution to enable integration from line side through to ERP/ MES type systems.
  • Conduct project analysis such as packaging, hardware and system implementation surveys.
  • Liaise with the development and solutions teams within the company to allow thorough testing of new devices before drivers are released to site engineers and integrators.
  • To be part of the Out of Hours rota and take calls from customer sites and resolve issues.

You will have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an engineering role, preferably as a project engineer.
  • A minimum of NVQ Level 3 in relevant electrical discipline
  • A minimum of HNC in relevant engineering discipline
  • The ability to demonstrate mechanical skills that have been acquired
  • Strong appetite to learn and use our own software and 3rd party software systems.
  • A basic understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • End user and project team training skills
  • Flexibility and a willingness to undertake support across the UK, Europe and potentially other areas of the world.
  • Full UK passport and UK driving license

For further information about this role, please email hr@autocodingsystems.com

Vision Applications Engineer

To support our rapidly growing demand for 4Sight, our patent pending automatic print inspection solution, and related SICK AppSpace inspection solutions, we require a Vision Applications Engineer to lead and deliver new projects.

Summary of Role

  • Supporting pre-sales with onsite qualification of 4Sight and other vision-based inspection opportunities.
  • Providing “attended trials” for 4Sight – essentially an onsite demonstration of feasibility.  This involves setting-up basic lighting, triggering and flexible bracketry, as well as configuring 4Sight to work in accordance with the customer’s application.
  • Utilising your software, and possibly electrical and mechanical skills to install, troubleshoot and support the end-to-end solution to a high standard and in an efficient time scale.
  • Configuring hardware devices such as HMIs, PCs, PLCs, barcode scanners, vision equipment and industrial coders. (Training and awareness to be provided, as required, on the associated hardware.)
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and RS232 comms, using electrical and software skills.
  • Undertake customer training from the basic vision system operation through to full system training.
  • Be part of the Out of Hours rota and take calls from customer sites and resolve issues.

You will have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a vision applications/ engineering role, preferably as a project vision engineer.
  • Possess a higher education qualification in engineering or software-based discipline.
  • Knowledge of the vision market with practical based experience of some of the leading hardware vision cameras on the market, eg SICK, Cognex, Omron, Matrox etc.
  • A basic understanding of TCP/IP networks.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to undertake support across the UK, Europe and potentially other areas of the world.
  • Full UK passport and UK driving license.

For further information about this role, please email hr@autocodingsystems.com

Our objective is to provide high quality automation solutions across packaging line operations for a broad range of industries, including food and beverage. To deliver against our customers’ expectations we need innovative, committed people who are capable of working alone, but just as comfortable working as part of a larger team.

Mike Hughes

Managing Director

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