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Title:  Sr. 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

In this role, your key responsibilities will include administering, governing and executing all aspects of the software development lifecycle.  Additionally, you will be designing, developing, testing, and maintaining globally deployed manufacturing test systems utilizing COTS hardware and software platforms or languages.  Other key aspects include electromechanical hardware function expertise & troubleshooting, manufacturing data collection/analysis/storage and SQL database creation/management/maintenance.  Finally, you will be required to function autonomously in a globally distributed team while demonstrating exceptional collaboration, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop world-class software solutions that automate product manufacturing, laboratory testing, data collection, storage and analysis in a time critical and customer focused automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Develop enterprise solutions for high volume data collection, reporting, and management.
  • Develop expertise in the electromechanical function and testing of our products.
  • Lead design, documentation, and code reviews for both hardware and software development/maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for creating and documenting software architecture, requirements and specifications from the system level down.
  • Responsible for planning and delivering timely software solutions in a hybrid development environment consisting of both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Comply with cybersecurity standards, corporate governance, industry standards and internal best practices ensuring robust designs and implementation.
  • Mentorship and training of lower-level engineers and/or interns
  • Influence and provide operational feasibility feedback to the manufacturing teams.
  • Utilize the latest source code control methodologies to maintain an organized and well documented code base.
  • Consult on the concept, design and implementation of hardware solutions which meet testing requirements.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives in support of internal and customer focused requirements.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of .NET [VB.NET and C#] programming languages
  • Advanced knowledge of relational databases [SQL Server]
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical architecture as it relates to manufacturing test systems
  • Advanced knowledge of electromechanical devices and data acquisition systems
  • Advanced knowledge of microcontroller architecture and flashing
  • Advanced understanding of SAE J1939 protocol
  • Proficiency with source code control (BitBucket, Git, SVN or equivalent)
  • Proficiency with cybersecurity governance, methods, techniques and tools
  • Ability to excel in a demanding (automotive preferred) production environment
  • Proficiency in LabVIEW VI development and deployment is preferred
  • Proficiency with the latest web development languages/tools is preferred


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, data science or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in hardware/software design, development and database creation/management for manufacturing applications
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable


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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