Application Software Engineer

Mölndal,Vaestra Goetaland C.,Sweden
30 Sep 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you are looking for an opportunity to work with the latest robot control technologies for a growing global market - a position where you have genuine influence on the development of advanced software for robotic solutions used in automation installations all over the world? If so, ABB's Robotics unit in Mölndal, just south of Sweden's second city Gothenburg, currently has an opening for a talented Robot Application Software Engineer. The unit delivers complete robot solutions for a wide variety of applications, including spot welding, maintenance, sizing, bolt welding, riveting, drilling, and nut welding - so-called ABB Function Packages, which are delivered primarily to the automotive industry and its sub-suppliers, and increasingly to the general industry segment. There are currently some 300,000 ABB robots in service worldwide. The unit is currently experiencing considerable delivery commitments, in addition to which, the Spot Welding Application Center provides cutting edge expertise to the global market, encompassing everything from the delivery of complementary products such as welding tongs, to sales and product support for spot welding applications worldwide.

In close co-ordination with customers and local ABB units worldwide, your primary tasks will involve the development, construction, testing, and verification of customized application software for robot solutions in a variety of processes in the automation sector. Key activity areas will include: rapid programming, RobotStudio, motor configuration, (external axle to robots), a variety of programming types, (robot, welding guard), and graphic interfaces, (for example Microsoft Visual Studio). You will also be expected to have adequate understanding and knowledge of PLC, I/O interfaces, as well as documentation and flow diagrams.

A skilled oral communicator, you also have a highly developed customer focus, and thrive in environments where you are required to collaborate with others. You are a skilled conceptual thinker, driven by your innate sense of innovation and creativity.

Naturally, you are interested in automation, (including a knowledge of processes), and you have a genuine interest and understanding of robotics. Previous documentation management experience is required. You are currently already employed by ABB or, alternatively, you work in the automotive industry, and/or with a sub-supplier or consultancy, in Sweden or abroad.

You have a solid academic background, which can either be vocational-related or a university-based. What is of crucial importance is professional experience of different types of processes and programming. Experience of robotics, preferably ABB robots, is advantageous. You may have, for example, worked with robot programming and maintenance. Past experience of areas related to robots in automation and other applications, as well as PLC would be especially beneficial. Experience of the automotive industry, or other automation sector, would also support your application. Fluency in English is required, knowledge of other languages welcome.