Software & Automation Manager

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business unit: industriële automatisering
locatie: Oost-Vlaanderen


Come! Join our ambitious team and help develop our digital processes.


the function:

Our client is a machine builder who offers complete solutions for the machine building sector. This is an international company who is a strong player in its field. We are looking for someone who has proven management experience in software system & PLC programming, factory automation, and project management. In this role, the Automation & software manager will perform senior engineering work and coordinate a variety of engineering duties. He/She will independently plan, create software solutions to production problems. This role requires the ability to build and maintain strong relationships across departments and communicate well at various levels across the organization & external partners. As you are collaborating with multiple stakeholders, cross-functional team members & subcontractors, ensuring client demands are met. The following activities are part of this job:

  • You analyze requirements for customer processes and needs.
  • You design automated solutions to enhance safety and efficiency of manufacturing equipment.
  • You define the requirements of computer systems and software to automate machinery and equipment.
  • You prepare cost estimates of automated manufacturing equipment and other equipment and machinery as assigned.
  • You oversee the development and installation of machinery and equipment in a manner that includes a thorough documentation of the design and selection of systems and controls and the documentation of installation.
  • You program and solve problem related to PLC and other similar automation interface, software systems, programs.


your profile:

  • You have obtained a Master degree in Electromechanics, preferably in mechatronics or similar. An obtained PhD is a plus.
  • You already have a proven track record in this field. This means that you already have years of work experience.
  • You have a passion for software development with perfect knowledge of: C# ; NET; C/C++; Databases (example MS SQL ); Web technology (example HTML5, AngularJS/React, ASP.NET, … )
  • Because of your large ICT interest you do know a lot of: TCP / IP; configuration of routers and switches; Windows / Windows IOT
  • You have affection with machine building, process industry and basic knowledge of Industrial Network Protocol (example Profibus, Profinet, CAN, …)
  • You are strong in analytical thinking.
  • You have a positive attitude.
  • You us your organizational talent to plan & coordinate your tasks autonomously


what do we offer:

  • ACE offers a fascinating and varied full-time position with interesting projects and many learning opportunities.
  • A strong organization with short communication lines and flat organizational structure.
  • A healthy work-life balance.
  • A competitive salary package supplemented with various fringe benefits.



referentienummer: 12.2879

that's why ACE

Engineers choose ACE for the following reasons:

Our excellent reputation has brought ACE a unique client portfolio, creating an assurance for diversity and become involved in challenging projects at high level. Your entrepreneurship and passion for technology create a perfect blend to realise effective client solutions. Your career path will be paved with a specialised cumulated experience tough diversified portfolio of challenging projects.
At ACE, ideas become reality. We foster your ambitions: ACE encourages passionate engineers to continue developing themselves. Our organisation support you with your personal development plan, we cultivate a professional vision on Human Resource Management, we facilitate training and education, and we organise team building events with your colleagues. You are invited to build your own career within ACE.
In your role as a technical expert you are involved in technological projects with a high degree of diversity and complexity on a daily basis. You will cumulate experience with internal projects or at our client’s location. With ACE you can be sure about a challenging job in an ever changing environment. You can count on a highly motivated, dynamic and committed employer.
We expect you to work in teams with your colleagues. Passion for engineering and innovative ideas are the common denominator. You can find a multitude of reference projects on our website and blog. Since its origins in 1977, ACE has developed to a renowned development and engineering organisation within a group of over 250 employees.

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