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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Software Engineer - cloud based IoT in United States

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The Sensata Insights business unit creates hardware and software for connected vehicles of all types. Our systems start at the sensor layer and go all the way to the cloud. This particular position supports our Edina MN team that is focused on the refrigerated transportation market space. We currently have product on the largest refrigerated container shipping company in the world. The software engineer will contribute as a developer for a cloud-based IoT system in the areas of web applications and data services.


General Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with developing complex software in selected languages for Sensata products and/or applications consistently following Sensata’s coding standards and in accordance with applicable software development methodology and release processes

  • Key participant in the development of software to control external hardware for automated test equipment and other applicable development

  • Organizes software engineering tools such as configuration management systems, build processes, and debuggers in the software development process

  • Creates and executes designs for small sets of new functionality as part of a software project

  • Organizes participation in peer code reviews, providing comments and suggestions

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Specific duties include:

  • Work on a cloud-based IoT software system consisting of platform (PaaS) and infrastructure (IaaS) services

  • Design .NET Core services to be used within Docker container orchestration systems

  • Design and optimize relational database schemas, SQL queries, and procedures. Use object-mapping (ORM) libraries where appropriate

  • Design intuitive, well-modeled API endpoints for both internal and user-facing consumption that conform to RESTful concepts. Use OpenAPI specification to document these endpoints

  • Understand messaging protocols such as MQTT or AMQP and be comfortable using third-party message brokers (e.g., Mosquitto, RabbitMQ.)

  • Implement application-level TCP communication with embedded devices and custom protocols

  • Design and maintain web application front and backends, using a variety of web technologies

  • Collaborate with firmware/hardware teams to design new system-wide features and solutions

  • Improve existing CI/CD pipelines and implement additional automation where needed

  • Add monitoring and test suites to existing systems to prevent service interruptions and for aiding in quickly identifying problem root causes

  • Support end-users for high-priority issues

  • Document development plans, processes, and overall applications from a technical perspective

Desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure and Azure Resource Manager

  • Experience with cloud IoT solutions

  • Experience with Docker containers and container orchestration solutions

  • Understanding of the common communication protocols like TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, and the corresponding security protocols like TLS, FTPS and HTTPS

  • Experience developing or interfacing with embedded products


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  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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