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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4493

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 11, 2021

Staff Software Developer (Team Lead)



As key leader within the innovation group, you will be leading a software development team that design and build technically innovative solutions for data collection, analysis, control and reporting solutions.

Duties involve creating and evolving a world class software development environment, providing design direction, code reviews for software developers, technical development of the software team, manage the creation and maintenance of on-boarding material for new developers.
The candidate will work closely with the project managers, product owners, UI UX developers, testers, control systems integrators and end users to develop a strong product. In this role you will have a team that will report directly to you. And of course, you’ll be hands-on in the code and contribute technically. 


General Experience

•    Skilled at developing clean code that is efficient, elegant, robust and maintainable. 
•    Strong understanding of SOLID principles for software development is an asset.
•    Ability to get to root cause of customer problems and deliver innovative software that solves them
•    Team player able to contribute in agile meetings, perform code reviews, brainstorm hard problems and step in and contribute when a challenge needs all hands-on deck
•    Lead complex software development technical challenges and demonstrate leadership to mentor management, customers, and peers. 
•    Assist the project team to identify critical path and dependencies between project activities.
•    You are passionate about continually evolving whenever it presents an opportunity to become more efficient.

Software Development
•    Perform software development as part of a team including gathering user requirements, software design, programming, testing, and release. These can be mechatronics products requiring real-time controls, configuration and diagnostic tools, simulation software and tight integration with robotic assembly lines.
•    Contribute to major software release plans that align with the technology roadmap.
•    Collaborate with mechatronics designers, hardware designers and operations personnel to ensure the complete solution meets performance, reliability, and cost requirements.
•    Develop and execute tests to verify behavior and performance with a good understanding of TDD.
•    Assist with the generation of software related product documentation.
•    Perform specialized training for advanced users leveraging new software features.
•    Strong awareness of software technologies, established coding principles and all Software Developer competencies
•    Strong awareness and interest in application of ML/AI in the industrial space
•    Lead and/or contribute to weekly agile meetings reviewing last week’s progress and plan upcoming
•    Provide mentorship to other developers
•    Perform reviews of concepts, code and team designs and provide constructive feedback
•    Contribute to software design standards and overall software quality
•    Maintain the technology stack for assigned software products.
•    Acquired broad product knowledge to be able to collaborate directly with internal and external stakeholders to solve problems and use the products effectively

Additional Responsibilities as Staff Developer

•    Ability to participate in internal or external stakeholder interactions related to software or mechatronics
•    Provide support for hiring and onboarding developers
•    General supervision, training, and guidance of all team members that are part of his/her team.
•    Develop team member through one on one’s, performance review cycle and coaching
•    Collaborate with Manager to set goals and manage successful performance for his/her team members.
•    Responsible for the completion of performance reviews.
•    These responsibilities should be 10-20% of time in this role


•    A post-secondary engineering or computer science degree, diploma or equivalent with emphasis on software design and development.

•    Proven track record in end to end Software Development with, ability to mentor and lead team.
•    Strong exposure and experience with cloud based development and deployment. 
•    Strong Software understanding in C#/C++, .NET
•    Familiar with issue-tracking and revision-control systems.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•    Experience developing or improving Agile development practices
•    Software development leading a team of direct reports
•    Strong statistical analysis skills
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•    5+ years of experience with relational and non-relational databases
•    5+ years of experience with full stack web technologies

In addition, the following is considered not necessary but beneficial:
•    Understanding of automation mechanical, electrical and control systems
•    Experience with real time controls and/or PLCs is an asset.
•    Understanding and experience with OPC and industrial networks

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Innovation Group at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.



Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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