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Title: Engineering Manager - Core VisionPosted: May 16, 2013
Company/Institution: Cognex
Location: Natick, MA
Department: Engineering

Description: The Company: Cognex Corporation With more than 325 patents and the largest team of industrial machine vision experts anywhere in the world, Cognex has set the standard for innovation in the machine vision industry. But our innovation goes beyond technology; we are also known for the creative programs we have designed to recognize and reward the employees whose efforts keep us at the top of our field. Our ‘work hard, play hard, move fast’ culture is challenging, stimulating and rewarding. As we continue on our successful journey, we are looking to add more talented, innovative and dedicated engineers to our team. So, if you are someone who enjoys work because of the sense of accomplishment that it gives you, and if you want to be part of a high impact team working for a financially strong, global company that is the leader in the machine vision industry, then contact us, because working at Cognex is not just a job….it’s a passion! The Team: Core Vision Group, Vision Software Business Unit The Core Vision Group is responsible for designing and developing the most sophisticated Machine Vision software in the world. Our software is used to align, measure, recognize, and inspect all types of products from computer chips to chocolate chip cookies. Our systems are used in the production of over a billion products every day across many different industries including consumer goods, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, robotics and electronics. Industrial machine vision technology is used to analyze imagery (intensity, color, density, Z-data, etc.): to detect, identify and localize objects, to make measurements, to inspect for defects, and to read encoded data. In many cases, products simply could not be made without Cognex’s vision products. Technology development is critical to the overall business to expand areas of application, improve performance, discover new algorithms, and to make use of new hardware and processing power. Development is primarily done in C and C++. Engineers in this group typically have experience with image analysis, machine vision, or signal processing. Success in this role has the potential to lead to increased responsibility at Cognex. The Role: Engineering Manager We are seeking a Software Engineering Manager to manage the Vision Tool Libraries team and to manage specific projects within the Core Vision Group. This individual will manage an exceptional development team and manage specific projects that result in new vision algorithms. Essential Functions: 1.Direct a team of software developers in a wide variety of research and product development projects in machine vision. 2.Responsible for management of Vision Tool Libraries projects; plan necessary resources and track the projects through to successful completion. 3.Career development of each member of the team; mentoring and leadership as well as hire/fire/review responsibility. 4.Software development process improvement; assess current methods and practices and action ongoing continuous improvements. 5.Participate as part of a concurrent engineering team with various internal groups (marketing, engineering, documentation, program management and others) to plan and execute new project initiatives. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Knowledge of signal processing and computer vision. •Experienced in C/C++ software development practices and tools. •Strong project management experience required. •Technically capable of reviewing and questioning technical details and plans. •Experience working in cross-functional teams. •Experience developing Windows based and embedded libraries. •Strong, engaging leader, not afraid to challenge and inspire, who is equally strong and skilled as a team member. •Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required. •Experience in managing VIP customers. •A positive, 'glass half-full' personality who always wants to look for ways to make things better •Energy and enthusiasm Minimum education and work experience required: 1.MS from a top engineering school in Computer Science or Engineering or similar. 2.5+ years experience in software development 3.3+ years of management experience in software product development. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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