Senior Automation Engineer

<p>This is an end-to-end, highly collaborative role in an Agile environment. An opportunity for a Developer with an interest in Automation to take on a blended role, coding with engineers, working on product management aspects of the solution and building new automated data collection capabilities.</p>

Buffalo, NY

Sentient Science

Sentient Science is a company that credits our collaborative, innovative and frankly brilliant teams with our success. We are the kind of company where your work makes a difference and serves a purpose bigger than ourselves. Right now, the work we are doing is helping make the world a better place. It&rsquo;s technology with a purpose. http://sentientscience.com/

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Experienced

Overview: <p>At Sentient Science, it&rsquo;s not&nbsp;just&nbsp;that our toys are cool, which they are, it&rsquo;s that our tech can benefit the environment and can change the world we work in. It&rsquo;s that the work you&rsquo;ll do here is unbelievably unique and incredibly rewarding. &nbsp;We make the unpredictable, predictable and we do it by bringing data, materials science, physics, and software together.</p> <p>We build physics-based, DigitalClone models that predict and improve the lifespan of rotating machine parts from wind turbines to helicopters to the rail tracks. Our models reduce costs through prognostics. If you&rsquo;re flying a helicopter over the ocean, you are going to want to know well in-advance if the engine is going to give out. That&rsquo;s where we come in.</p> <p>At Sentient Science, we use AWS to host our models. Our instances are all LINUX based and we program primarily in Python and for select projects in Elixir with a Phoenix Framework.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Reporting to Paul Peccia, Development Team Manager, we need a <strong>Senior Automation Engineer</strong> who can lead the efforts to take manual or semi-automated processes and turn them into automated or human-in-the-loop production software processes. We need a Senior Automation Engineer who can create scalable software that will dramatically increase the productivity of our technical, business and customer-facing teams.</p> <p>This is an end-to-end, highly collaborative role in an Agile environment. An opportunity for a Developer with an interest in Automation to take on a blended role, coding with engineers, working on product management aspects of the solution and building new automated data collection capabilities.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <p><em>A rare opportunity</em>. You want a chance to implement processes and put your name on the automation of really exciting software. You want to be part of a company asking really interesting questions and finding the answers in a brand new way. This is an opportunity for a Senior Automation Engineer to lead the way implementing more cutting edge cloud technology and processes that result in faster responses.</p> <p><em>Exposure</em>. This is #PredictiveAnalytics gone live. It&rsquo;s #EnergyTech and #Physics at its most exciting. Your career will grow as you gain exposure to project management responsibilities including scoping and requirements gathering. Your reach across the product will increase and opportunities to move up to management will present itself. But more importantly, you will see the creations you build used in the real world. We are an elite company working on a global scale, the experience of witnessing your brainchild come to life is a huge level of professional satisfaction and personal pride.</p> <p><em>Team membership. </em>You will be part of a team of problem solvers. Academics who can apply their knowledge. Programmers who can innovate solutions to complex issues. People who will drop what they are doing to excitedly work on a challenge together.</p> <p><em>Superpowers.</em> Not really. But our head office in Buffalo does bear a striking resemblance to the X-Men Mansion.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>So, how do we know that&rsquo;s you? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience as a software developer. You have a solid understanding of web services and Computer Science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms) and experience writing software to automate manual processes (from Excel, disjoint scripts, etc).</li> <li>Expertise with the following: <ul> <li>Writing software to automate manual processes (from Excel, disjoint scripts, etc).</li> <li>Deploying production applications or workflows to a public cloud, ideally AWS.</li> <li>Python, Elixir, and Phoenix Framework. <ul> <li>Python interpreters such as Jython and IronPython are an asset.</li> <li>SQL is&nbsp;preferred.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Common DevOps technologies such as Vagrant and Docker are nice to have.</li> </ul> </li> <li>A strong interest in product management including: <ul> <li>Working with target users and coworkers to specify minimum requirements for viable software products.</li> <li>Creating discrete software tasks that will facilitate the implementation of a product.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Need any more reasons to join us?</strong></p> <p>Not very many companies can say their first project was a life and death situation. Sentient Science Corporation started out over ten years ago working on a model to predict when the rotating motors on American Armed Forces helicopters would give out. From there, we took our theories, our processes and our solutions and applied them to wind turbines and clean energy. Whatever our next stop is, we guarantee it will be just as momentous!</p> <p>Recognized by the White House in 2014 with the Tibbetts Award and Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers Award in 2016, we are far from sitting back and enjoying our success. Sentient Science engages more than a dozen PhDs as part of our well-funded R&amp;D team. To date, one of our greatest accomplishments is being the first company to map the material genome. Our competition is years behind us and we are moving at a pace that suggests they aren&rsquo;t going to catch us any time soon.</p> <p>Sentient Science is a company that credits our collaborative, innovative and frankly brilliant teams with our success. We are the kind of company where your work makes a difference and serves a purpose bigger than ourselves. Right now, the work we are doing is helping make the world a better place. It&rsquo;s technology with a purpose. If you want to be part of that, you are passionate and you think you might have the skills to contribute to our progress, send us your qualifications here and we promise to consider them. To keep up with what&rsquo;s going on at Sentient, follow us on LinkedIn.</p> <p>All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.</p>