Lead Developer/Manager

The Company:
Cognex is the global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision. With over $700 million of cash in the bank and no debt, we are a financially strong international company with a culture that maintains the fast paced, creative environment of a startup. Our employees, proudly called "Cognoids," take their work seriously, but don't take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes our employees for their innovation, perseverance and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment.
The Team:
Cognex Global Solutions & Services (GS&S) ? Automotive Group was formed in early 2017 to maintain and expand the solutions business with leading automotive manufacturers. Our software applications are used to align, measure, recognize, guide robots and inspect all types of automotive parts and vehicles products every day across many different factories around the world. Working within GS&S ? Automotive Group the Vision Solutions Engineering (VS) team collaborates with other worldwide VS teams in California, Germany and Massachusetts to design, validate and productize application-specific solutions with high volume potential.
The Role:
This job will be located in our Hartland, MI office. The Vision Solutions Manager / Lead Software Developer oversees the successful development of our most technically challenging solutions involving 2D and 3D vision, robotics and automation.
Essential Functions:
Develop technical solutions that differentiate Cognex from its competition at identified strategic accounts.
Attract, train, mentor and develop the required Engineering talent to deliver high end solutions to customers in strategic markets. Network with other VS teams in CA, MA and Germany to leverage skills, geography, tools and systems.
Helps to validate the opportunities and develop the commercialized solution and support deployments.
Contribute to the growth of the capabilities and effectiveness of the Automotive Solutions - Vision Solutions Engineering team through sharing new technology and continuous process improvement to products/methods/processes used by the team.
Work with the standard Products Business Units to incorporate capabilities into the product that reduce and/or eliminate service cost, improve customer value and grow market share.
Provide dynamic and inspirational leadership in line with Cognex's "Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast" culture.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
10+ years' experience in computer vision/signal processing application development and deployment in the factory automation industry is a plus. Complete systems integration experience is definite plus.
Demonstrated success in researching, recommending, and productizing next generation computer vision technology.
Experienced in recruiting, developing and leading a team of highly skilled, technically motivated professionals.
Passionate and self-motivated
Able to travel occasionally, strong customer focus, attention to detail, fast-acting
Minimum qualifications:
MS Computer Science or Engineering, PhD and/or MBA preferred
10+ years' experience in software development
C# development experience
Two to five years of management experience in software application development.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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