Lead IT/OT Integrator
July 4, 2022

The Lead IT/OT Integrator – Level 4 is a Team Lead position which requires the complex design and development of information and operational technology solutions to bring customer manufacturing operations up to Industry 4.0 standards. Strong design skills in information technology, operational technology, electrical controls systems, computer systems, networks, cybersecurity, and IT/OT risk management are critical to performing successfully in this role. Reporting to the Design Manager, this position also assists the management team with technical information for reports, estimates, and proposals.  The role requires deep technical skills in all IT/OT service areas of the business and will oversee the quality of work for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 IT/OT integrators up to a maximum of 5 staff.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The responsibilities and duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Expert level software programming, PLC programming, HMI design and programming, SCADA design and programming, and network design and programming
  • Expert level of complex design, development and testing of electrical equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, computer systems and networks
  • Develops detailed software and hardware architecture for customer projects with a keen understanding of cybersecurity risks and effectively implements risk management strategies
  • Serves as the internal subject matter expert for IT/OT and supports customers with design solutions to ensure seamless and efficient operations
  • Prepares and presents IT/OT training sessions to technicians, technologists, trades people, contractors, and administrators at customer locations
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on new developments in technology, safety, and quality by attending conferences, seminars, and reviewing technical papers, to respond to technological advances and regulations and acquire information security trends, testing techniques and best practices
  • Performs onsite and remote security assessments of Industrial Control System (ICS) environments
  • Uses knowledge and experience of IT/OT devices, protocols, and security best practices to help our customers improve their security position
  • Monitors customer’s management execution systems and data management systems to provide recommendations for implementing solutions or strategies to resolve customer’s operational issues and increase efficiency
  • Provides detailed client report writing with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Develops complex IT/OT communications design and setup
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard equipment to test, diagnose and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems
  • Research and development for projects and sales
  • Commissioning and troubleshooting/testing/debug
  • Provides technical support to project team members
  • Provides support to Managers in project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring and quality review
  • Project documentation:  assist with quoting projects, writing specifications, schedules, and technical reports
  • Client interfacing to resolve issues quickly and provide on-going dialogue and clear communication
  • Completes project deadlines on time and on budget

Required Work Experience:

Candidates will have 10 years of relevant work experience in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems experience
  • Manufacturing Data Management experience
  • Data Analytics experience
  • Automation controls experience
  • Information Technology and Operational Technology experience

Required Technical Skills:

  • Deep software architecture and cybersecurity skills
  • Expert level skills with manufacturing execution systems (MES), manufacturing data management and data analytics
  • Server and Network Management
  • SQL Databases
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation – Factory Talk View Studio ME/SE, Historian, Transaction Manager
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and SCADA Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) – Rockwell Automation products
  • Windows operating systems and virtualization
  • Industrial Internet of things (IIoT)

Educational Background:

Successful completion of a University level software engineering or computer science degree.  Similar College Level programs will be considered as well as those specializing in the following areas: IT/OT industrial automation, electrical engineering, or controls.

Candidate Profile:

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Client-Focused
  • Creative Thinker
  • Team-Oriented
  • Decision Making
  • Adaptability

Additional Information:

  • Flexible work hours with the occasional “on-call” status is required
  • Travel may be required and on occasion to other parts of North America including entry into the USA
  • A valid Driver’s License and Canadian Passport or B1/B2 or ESTA work visa are required
  • English language skills are essential
  • French and other languages are assets
  • This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package
  • This position can be performed from a home-based office from the Ottawa area, the GTA or southern Ontario
  • We welcome résumés from a variety of candidates.  Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please notify us when you are contacted.

Résumés can be sent to: careers@jaeautomation.com

Eric Martin C.E.T.

Eric Martin C.E.T.

Electronic Engineering Technologist, is owner and President of JAE Automation. For over 25 years, Eric’s passion has been about making things, and how to make them better. Since founding JAE Automation in 2000, along with leading his team, Eric has been engaged in automation design for the automotive, consumer goods, food and beverage sectors and many more.


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