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Title:  Software Engineer


CTS is a $550 million corporation that employs 4,000+ dedicated people. CTS designs and manufactures electronic components, actuators, and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, and computer markets. The company manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 1896 as Chicago Telephone Supply, CTS is headquartered in Lisle, IL.



Job/Position Summary

Key responsibilities include all aspects of the software development lifecycle.  You will be designing, developing, testing, and maintaining globally deployed test systems utilizing COTS software platforms and languages.  Additional key aspects include manufacturing data collection, analysis, storage and SQL database management.  The role requires exceptional problem-solving skills, interpersonal communication skills and the ability to function efficiently in a globally distributed team.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop world-class software solutions that automate product manufacturing, data collection, storage and analysis in a time critical and customer centric automotive manufacturing environment
  • Responsible for creating system requirements, producing software specifications and determining operational feasibility
  • Perform coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process in a hybrid development environment consisting of both waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Utilize the latest source control methodologies to maintain an organized and well documented code base
  • Comply with cybersecurity standards, industry standards and internal best practices ensuring robust software designs and implementation
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives in support of internal and customer focused requirements
  • Lead design, documentation, and code reviews for database and software development tasks


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven experience with LabVIEW VI development and deployment is required
  • Proven experience with .NET [VB.NET and/or C#] programming languages is required
  • Experience developing enterprise solutions for high volume data collection, reporting, and management is required
  • Experience with source code control; BitBucket, Git, SVN or equivalent is required
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases [SQL Server] is preferred
  • Experience working in a demanding, fast paced, automotive production driven environment is preferred
  • Ability to take ownership of large tasks and/or projects with minimal assistance
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, data science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in software design, development, or database management for manufacturing applications is required.


Physical/Working Requirements:

  • Ability to work several hours at a computer
  • Ability to travel < 50% (domestic and international) as needed


Working Environment:

  • Standard office environment
  • Extended periods in a manufacturing environment



United States EEO Statement

CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable. Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.


ADA accommodation statement: If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630.577.8811. All other applications must be submitted online.


United States Additional Considerations

It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment. 


Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.


No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all.


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Elkhart, IN, US, 46514

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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