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Manufacturing Software Engineer (Android - 12 month Fixed Term)


Contact: Michelle Bishop

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What’s in it for me?
Trimble Navigation is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions, with products in use in over 141 countries around the world, with employees based in more than 30 countries. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions.

A long standing employer in Christchurch, Trimble New Zealand offers career opportunities across a range of business units represented here, including GIS Data Collection, Heavy Civil Construction (Machine Control and Software Solutions), Precision Agriculture, and Land Survey.

This is an opportunity to work within Trimble’s Mobile Computing Solutions (MCS) group, where the focus is on developing best-of-class tablet and handheld devices.

What would I be doing?
The Android Platform team has a fixed-term need for an experienced, self-motivated, detail-oriented Manufacturing Software Engineer who has a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and complex software development environment.

Ideally coming from a background in software development applied to manufacturing test, the Manufacturing Software Engineer will develop and maintain the infrastructure needed to integrate a new Android platform into an existing MES/ factory-floor test infrastructure.

The manufacturing test and configuration infrastructure relies on distributed components running across the desktop, Android and Windows platforms, coordinated by back-end web-services. Success in this position involves working effectively with the Hardware, Firmware, Back-End Software and Product Engineers, demonstrating a set of fundamental software engineering skills that result in predictability in engineering, scheduling and quality.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implementation of functional-test communications infrastructure for Android products connecting to an existing PC-based (MS Windows) factory-floor test framework.
  • Implementing device-side test software for Android platforms using Android Studio or other development environment.
  • Implementing controlling software for test fixtures or other associated test equipment used in manufacturing test processes.

What do I need?
The position requires a motivated team player with a strong and proven background in Software Development within an Android environment. Successful applicants will be committed to quality and will demonstrate a dedicated, yet flexible approach to work. Excellent communication skills are also essential. Required qualifications and competencies include:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Proficient in Android application development in Java
  • Hardware-oriented or manufacturing experience highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented programming techniques
  • Good understanding of operating systems, software architecture, algorithms and engineering principles.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3-5 years of software development experience
Please note: Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand for a term of 12 months with a current work visa, or residency.

What do I do now?
  • Call MICHELLE BISHOP if you would like more information on (03) 928 1402
  • Apply using the Apply button on this page

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