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Machine Controls Software Engineer. Job

Date: Jan 4, 2021

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO

The engineering team at AGCO has an immediate opening for a Machine Controls Software Engineer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for defining, developing, and integrating machine control software for hay equipment, and must be able to operate with a high degree of freedom.  Some of the desired capabilities for the person filling this role are:

  • Experience with machine control systems
    • A deep understanding of control theory and how to apply it to mobile machinery
    • Experience with propel-by-wire, steer-by-wire, speed control, PID control loop tuning, and general input/output control a strong plus
    • Experience with farm machinery, specifically hay equipment, is a strong plus
    • Experience with GPS guidance is a strong plus
  • Experience with software architecture design
    • Ability to design and implement robust and scalable software architectures for use in mobile machinery
    • Ability to understand and adhere to software design and coding standards
    • Experience with Danfoss +Plus1 and/or C++ software development
    • Experience with AUTOSAR a strong plus
  • Standard communications
    • Proficient in mobile machinery communication protocols and standards, such as SAE J1939 and ISO 11783.  Familiarity with UDS and ODX/OTX a strong plus.
    • Ability to implement new communications protocols as necessary
    • Solid understanding of network communications
  • User Interface Design
    • Provide input to create efficient, intuitive, and user-friendly graphical user interfaces for mobile machinery
    • Strong customer focus is a must
  • Product support and training
    • Provide prompt support to the technical service department as needed
    • Lead informative, relevant product training for internal technical service staff, service training, and other engineering teams including field test
  • Teamwork
    • Ability to function effectively as a member of a small, high-output team
    • Ability and willingness to innovate given limited direction and contribute beyond your direct area of responsibility
  • Attitude
    • Solid decision making skills, and the ability to make decisions with limited direction
    • A desire to participate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high degree of freedom for innovation

About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and family’s blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short-term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.

Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities! 

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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