Daikin Applied Software Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Daikin Applied is a member of the global air conditioning company, Daikin Industries. Daikin Applied manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. We develop innovations that create the right environments for successful businesses and critical applications. The people at Daikin Applied are committed to using their expertise to advance HVAC technologies and support our customers with efficient and reliable solutions. Daikin Applied products and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices. Daikin Applied, formerly known as Daikin McQuay, was started in 1924 and has an extensive history of developing new, industry leading innovations and technology. Our Rebel rooftop units, Magnitude magnetic bearing chillers, Pathfinder air cooled chillers and SmartSource WSHP compete among the most efficient products in the market. Also, our extensive aftermarket service and parts operations provide support to keep our customers' operations running smoothly. Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2015 revenues in excess of $15 billion and more than 51,000 employees worldwide. Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Thomson Reuters. Specialties: HVAC equipment, Internet of Things (IoT) for HVAC, energy management, aftermarket service support and replacement parts, and turnkey solutions. The ADC is developing a modernized and unified industrial R&D test laboratory data acquisition and control system with a database-driven data historian. The goal of this system is to allow quick and efficient configuration of the data acquisition environment to suit specific tests/experiments, as well as to allow quick and efficient data organization, retrieval, and post-processing by technicians and engineers. This position will be the key support person for the system. The individual will need to work with system vendors, integrators, and internal staff to provide continuous improvements, system maintenance, configuration, data transfer, and assist staff in post processing. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. - Hands on work with lab technicians to physically set up and configure instrumentation - Configure data acquisition hardware and software to acquire signal and data using standard communication protocols from data link through application layers - Configure data acquisition software to interface with data historian using application layer communication protocols - Maintain and continuous improvement to database structure - Assist in maintenance of IT hardware, as necessary - Generate/program automated data summaries and reports - Provide training and ongoing support to engineers and technicians to facilitate efficient retrieval and post-processing of laboratory test data - The individual in this position may also be called upon to work cross-functionally in other aligned areas of the organization when data acquisition/historian duties do not require 100% of employee time. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. It is not expected that the individual working in this position will have expert level knowledge in each of the below categories or specific protocols/software or will work with these. However, the more proficiency the individual has in each, the more autonomous the individual is expected to be or require supervisory or vendor support. In general, the recommended competency levels are as follows with regard to the below categories: Min