Senior Automation SCADA Engineer

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Job Description

As a Sr. Automation SCADA Engineer, you will plan, architecture, develop, and maintain enterprise wide industrial IoT SCADA and related systems in support of IDEXX’s Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Digital Transformation initiatives. This includes Ignition, automation controls like Rockwell PLC and HMI’s, process historians, SQL databases, data warehouses, and cloud data lake like Snowflake.


  • Develop SCADA and MES solutions to connect and integrate factory floor machines, equipment, and devices to create and end-to end digitally integrated Smart Factory using Ignition SCADA and integrate SCADA system with other related business systems and data applications like MES and CMMS.
  • Create solution architecture, including data strategy, Unified Name Space (UNS), machine data acquisition technology, OT network infrastructure, etc.
  • Evaluate and propose connectivity options for production equipment using PLCs, control devices, edge devices, and sensors.
  • Design and customize HMI and data visualization applications to display captured data visually and graphically.


  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Extensive knowledge and experience developing & implementing enterprise level Industrial IoT, SCADA, and MES applications using Inductive Automation Ignition including Perspective, python and SQL scripting.
  • Deep experience with connecting to and collecting data from industrial IoT devices, PLCs, manufacturing applications, and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge of industrial automation, Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of Unified Name Space (UNS) and ISA-95
  • Thorough understanding of industrial communication, computer networks, and integrating to 3rd party applications and systems via Ethernet, TCP/IP, Modbus, etc.
  • Experience working with various device protocols and interfaces like OPC UA, MQTT, Rest API, APIs, etc.
  • Ability to understand PLC logic, programming, tags, UDTs.
  • Experienced with process historians, SQL databases, time series databases, and SQL database programming.
  • In-depth understanding of IT and OT network architecture and cybersecurity.
  • Strong IT Knowledge, demonstrating ability to handle most situations independently and with minimal guidance; able to identify better practice and create improvements in methods, techniques, approaches, etc.
  • Demonstrated problem solver with the ability to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex data-related problems.
  • Ability to manage tasks and projects through to successful completion and attainment of goals.


  • Experience with interfacing middle-layer data collection/historian applications and communication to other software systems such as MES, Data Historians, CMMS, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with Data Engineering, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and predictive analytics.
  • Experienced with Data Analytics tools and software to process and visualize large data sets.
  • Allen-Bradley Rockwell PLC ladder logic programming and troubleshooting
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk View HMIs
  • Microsoft .Net, C#, Java, Node-red, and HTML programming, full stack development
  • Cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, Snowflake
  • SAP BTP and Digital Manufacturing MES platform


IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery.   At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

Company Info.


IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) is a prominent player in pet healthcare innovation and a constituent of the S&P 500. With its wide-ranging diagnostic and information technology-based products and services, the company caters to practicing veterinarians across the globe. Headquartered in southern Maine, IDEXX Laboratories operates through a network of over 70 locations worldwide and reaches customers in more than 175 countries.

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    Healthcare,Biotechnology Research
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    Westbrook, ME, USA
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