Principal Software Engineer

Bloomington, MN
Jun 29, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Purpose:

Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications. Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create software designs that satisfy the product requirements as outlined in the product specification and resolves design problems. Write code in language including ā€œCā€,ā€œC++ā€ and web based languages such as HTML, XML, and Java.

  • On applications that interface with end users, works with users, marketing people, consultants and other technologists to establish the user interface requirements to assure ease of use and friendliness of the application.

  • On embedded control applications, works closely with product engineering and marketing team to hardware interactions to enable using control to optimize the performance of the product.

  • Use modern software engineering techniques to develop modular structured or object oriented software that meets the product requirements. Document and comment code so that it is easily understood and maintained by others. Apply any coding standard followed by the design team.

  • Perform functions as required by established engineering procedures including project requests through engineering release and change management procedures.

  • Assure that designs meet the requirements of safety and any applicable industry or Toro standards.

  • Coordinate work with the team members such as but not exclusively: Shop, Test, Drafting, CAE, Quality, Marketing, Purchasing, Plants, advanced Manufacturing, Sales, Technical Publications, Administration, and Management. Conducts and participates in regular project team meetings.

  • Work with test engineers and technicians to develop tests that simulate the requirements of the customer. Evaluate test data and makes software revisions to solve identified problems.

  • Keep abreast of new technological developments both in hardware and software or competitive environment that would affect the design, coding or testing process.

  • May supervise other team members which includes selection, training, discipline, performance appraisal, salary review, setting and monitoring objectives and other related tasks in support of engineering project goals and objectives. May also provide work direction to contractors and consultants to assure that they meet the requirements for function, cost, timing and quality.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering license, or

  • B.S. or Masters Degree in Computer or Software engineering; or ABET accredited Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical or Agricultural Engineering program

  • Successful completion of EIT requirements is desirable.

  • Plus a minimum of five years experience.

  • Must be able to plan and execute all technical engineering activity for complete software development.

  • Must be able to direct activities of other team members, consultants and contractors.

  • Has demonstrated competency in creativity, productivity, and decision making, and problem resolution through successful completion of projects.

Other Job-Related Components:

  • Travel to test sites, distributors, customers, vendors, manufacturing facilities, and others will be required.

  • Ability to work with others in teams to accomplish goals. Includes task and/or project leadership.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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