Python Job: Python Machine Automation Engineer

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Urbandale, IA - United States of America

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Title:                Python Machine Automation Engineer

Location:        Work onsite fulltime from day one : Urbandale, IA (DesMoines, Iowa)




  • 9 years Python# Development
  • Desired: Create web pages using Python and React to interact with automated machinery
  • JSON API development, Design Tables and databases
  • 2nd shift support required seasonally 11am-8pm (Feb-May)\
  • Desired: Flask Web Apps, Socket I/O, React / jQuery, CI/CD pipeline, GIT
  • Required to have a Bachelors degree
  • Required for the candidate to take a Filtered Test in Python - Filtered is an intense technical assessment where the candidate is videoed as they take the test.


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Python Machine Automation Engineer

Want to program robots?

  • Work in a fast-paced R&D environment
  • Create web pages using Python and React to interact with automated machinery
  • Design databases and JSON APIs
  • Provide feedback in the product design and specification process
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Responsible for code development, debugging, analyzing test results, implementation, support, and enhancement of automated system software programs used in agricultural research.
  • Python Machine Automation Development, support of the lab automation process


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 9 years experience in a programming field, database design, or server administration
  • Proficient in programming Python with 9+ years experience
  • Proficient in SQL Query Development, Relational Database Design
  • Proficient in JSON API development
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar bachelors degree
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • This developer position is based in Urbandale, IA
  • 2nd shift support required seasonally 11am-8pm (Feb-May)


Preferred but not required qualifications

  • Flask Web Apps
  • Socket I/O
  • React / jQuery
  • CI/CD pipeline experience
  • Agile development environment
  • Git source control experience


Why is this position open? Growth on the team, turn over, skills gap? Team Growth

Location of this role (CC, North Campus, Chesterfield, etc)? Urbandale, IA

What is a day like in this role? What 3-5 responsibilities will occupy their time?

Python Machine Automation Development, support of the lab automation process

Who will this person work with on a daily basis? Team of developers and local on-site users

Tell me about the team dynamic/culture. Work in R&D, create things that have never been done before

What are the must haves to be successful in this role? Must have work experience with Python and databases

What is the long term plan for the role? Develop software for use in Ankeny and re-use the code at other facilities around the world

What will make this opportunity stand out for potential candidates? They will write software that interacts with automation machines

Is this more maintenance or new development work? Both equally

What kind of soft skills are you looking for? Able to gather requirements from end users and provide support

Requrired Bachelors