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Senior Software Engineer, Factory Automation

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Software Engineering
McCarran, NV, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Senior Software Engineer, Factory Automation

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer, Factory Automation to join us as we develop and optimize our factories and materials production processes. This role will work with other software, controls, and systems engineers to develop software applications for sophisticated real-time controls and industrial automation. These software applications will leverage advanced capabilities such as predictive control and inferential variable control to control complex systems and equipment. The software will also incorporate feedback from simulations and models of the physical plants (often referred to as “digital twins”).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of Python based applications to advance our factory control systems.
  • Integrate output from offline simulations, models, and other external data sources into real-time plant controllers. Some examples of external data sources are power consumption models, metal pricing forecasts, and chemistries of end-of-life batteries in our inventory.
  • Manage software applications in offline test environments against simulated plants as well as software that runs live on the plant floor.
  • Work with a highly cross-functional landscape of engineers to gather requirements, and work with stakeholders to provide solutions as they are required.
  • Participate in conversations about high-level control strategy design, informed by simulation and data analytics.

Desired Qualifications

  • B.S. or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Physics, Mechantronics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or another discipline with significant relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of software development experience dealing with physical process modeling or controls systems.
  • Working knowledge of Python and/or simulation software packages, and functional software engineering skills.
  • Experience with process control systems and theories (PID controllers, feed forward techniques, etc.)
  • Understanding of mechanical, electrical, and thermodynamics first principles and fundamentals.
  • Eagerness to work on complex system design.
  • Self-motivated, hands-on attitude, with a willingness to contribute at all levels.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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