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Automation Architect -OT & IOT

Company: Corteva
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community. With a global footprint and over 20,000 employees, Corteva is building the future of agriculture and leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind. Corteva Agriscience is searching for an Automation Architect for both OT and IOT. The Enterprise Architecture (EA) team is focused on leading the strategy, design, and governance of Corteva's technology roadmap. Its charter includes continually improving the internal and external environment for new innovations and opportunities that apply to Corteva's goals and objectives as well as partnering with business lines. As an Automation Architect focused on the OT and IoT space, you will leverage your knowledge of factories, manufacturing, supply chains, and R&D to identify opportunities for accelerated throughput and process optimization. Critical skills include technology acumen and subject matter expertise as well as experience in lean and quality methodologies. Key Responsibilities - What you will do to help us grow! The Automation Architect - OT & IOT will, in close partnership with functional leaders and teams, lead developing, maintaining, and governing the Automation processes and Automation Interface Architecture related to manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing and other related areas. This individual will:

  • Promote automation design principles and standards.
  • Assist business modelers and developers with the solutioning, design, and development of automation processes, data and interfaces.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the development teams on architectural practices and policies.
  • Partner and collaborate with business and operations teams in coming up with agile and sustainable processes for the deployment and management of automated solutions across non-production and production environments.
  • Build strategies to develop the necessary automation competencies throughout the organization.
  • Apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to the software development life cycle in the designated areas of assignment.
  • Drive out the key global business requirements and translate into workable requirements containing process information, data flows, comprehensive functional specifications and test.
  • Creation and maintenance of up-to-date documentation pertaining to core IT and automated processes, software and business logic, software configuration as well as identification of hardware and infrastructure used to support automation initiatives.
  • Actively apply lean and quality methodologies and frameworks to all activities, including business process mapping and re-engineering activities as part of technology solutioning.
  • Measure, monitor, and maintain the team's ability to meet or exceed identified outcomes and KPIs.
  • Act as a change agent/coach to instill and sustain change. Qualifications

    Credentials and Experience
    • Requires BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university preferable in a technical discipline.
    • Black Belt/Green Belt certification or equivalent experience.
    • Certification programs in Lean Six Sigma, Agile, ITIL, quality improvement, quality auditor, and/or quality engineering or similar.
    • 10+ years of Information Technology, Manufacturing/Supply Chain, and/or Quality experience.
    • 5+ years of experience designing and developing technology-based solutions in lean/quality engineering environments. Demonstrated Experience
      • Big Data platforms and technologies, including, but not limited to MS Azure Data Lake and Data Factory, Databricks, and PowerBI.
      • Automation platforms, such as UIPath, Automation Anywhere, and Blue Prism.
      • Implementing, configuring, and maintaining enterprise software applications.
      • JDA platforms/languages, MOCA, Java, etc. is a benefit.
      • PLC technologies like Rockwell, Siemens, etc. is a benefit.
      • ERP Design, Implementation, and Continuous Improvement, preferably SAP.
      • Contemporary programming languages.
      • Leading lean and quality initiatives in manufacturing and supply chain Additional Skills
        • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, and ITIL frameworks.
        • Strong Quantitative and problem-solving ability: Ability to conceptualize complex problems and develop an analytical road map for them.
        • Demonstrates the ability to facilitate meetings to generate ideas and make key decisions.
        • Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for reaching project goals.
        • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
        • Strong leadership skills.
        • Self-driven, problem solver.
        • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
        • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
        • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
        • Ability to successfully manage cross-functional projects involving multiple stakeholders and varying levels of management.
        • Experience as a leader and mentor for project teams in a matrixed environment. Benefits - How We'll Support You:
          • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
          • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
          • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
          • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
          • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
          • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
          • Learn more about our total rewards package here -Corteva Benefits
          • Check out life at Corteva! Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.


            Corteva Agriscience--- is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

            • Accessibility Page for Contact Information
            • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

              To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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