Electrical & Software Engineer

Michigan/Ohio - 2 6 2018

Giving a dairy farmer more data doesn’t help them. Giving them intelligence about their business that results from interpreting the data and turning it into actionable information does. Software providers like Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) are taking formerly desktop-based, single application solutions and providing business-wide platforms that provide real-time access to web-based intelligence via mobile devices, tablets and computers. These programs tie together all the variables that go into milk production in a single platform – from the feed to the cow to the parlor – providing actionable intelligence that allows today’s dairy farmer to make decisions when it will have the greatest impact on production: now. VAS is currently searching for the right candidate that has a passion for the dairy software industry and wants to help make an impact of this very large ecosystem.

  • Participate as a work-from-home member of the Engineering team to build software and hardware applications.
  • Uses invention and skills to create specifications, designs, test strategy and documentation drafts for electronic assemblies as well as control and interface software for new and existing products.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering, QC and Tech Support teams to provide hardware and software solutions to existing and new projects.
  • Develop and maintain enterprise projects based on the .NET (Visual Basic, C#) platform
  • Develop and maintain PLC solutions through using ladder and structured text programming
  • Work from functional/application specifications developed by Sales/Marketing/Product Management for new projects.
  • Develop electrical products by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods
  • Designs circuits, schematics and layouts for product development
  • Investigate and test vendors’ and competitors’ products
  • Create and maintain product adaptations to meet the dairy environment
  • Provide interface designs to meet customer needs
  • Establish relationships with external sources and partners for solutions and feedback
  • Prepare specifications (BOM and necessary manufacturing material) for the warehouse and sales teams
  • Investigate customer complaints and recommend remedial measures
  • Provide project estimations and reports for time and budget
  • Follow up on task accomplishments and communicate status to the appropriate parties during formal and informal reviews, adjusting the specifications and schedule as needed.
  • Good understanding of code reviews or pull requests in an agile development team
  • Working knowledge of user stories and experience working with project and product managers
  • Experience with JIRA a plus
  • Experience working within a remote working environment is a plus
  • Experience with dairy related data is a big plus
  • 2+ years Electrical Engineer experience
  • BS degree in electrical engineering strongly preferred
  • Electrical Engineering Professional License is a plus
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with working with a Project Management team and a successful completion of a project
  • Must have experience developing linear and digital technology circuits including writing program(s) for microprocessor and PC based designs.
  • Low level embedded assembly software skill writing real time control software.
  • Some high-level software skill (e.g., C++, visual).
  • Digital and analog control design experience and functional understanding of power and thermal control circuits.
  • Must be a Hands-on Engineer that will prototype, troubleshoot (debug) and work with production to prepare new products for market.

At VAS, we pride ourselves with being the leader in the dairy software industry, but another area we excel in is benefits to our employees.

  • VAS offers competitive salary in the top percentile for our field.
  • Generous medical, vision, dental and HRA plans. Premiums fully paid for by VAS.
  • Fidelity retirement plan and profit share at 10% of your annual gross salary.
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and school activity time.
  • Opportunity to grow within chosen field.

Does this sound like a position you are interested in? Do you have what it takes to be a Electrical & Software Engineer and VAS team member? If so, please submit your resume to Please include your letter of interest with your resume. We look forward to hearing all about you!