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Software Engineer / Architect - Shoreview, MN


PaR Systems

Posted on 10/17/2018


Shoreview, MN USA


PaR Systems is a world leader in the design and development cutting edge software, automation and control systems for Aerospace, Life Science, and Marine markets. We are seeking a Sr. Software Engineer who is experienced with creating detailed software architectures, real time control systems, intuitive user interfaces and flexible software product designs. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can balance the expectations of our customers with the demands of creating an extensible, maintainable software product. We need an individual who has proven success in delivering customer satisfaction while maintaining project scope, budget, and schedule.

Opportunities at PaR:

This position offers the opportunity to join a rapidly growing high technology company. PaR is a privately held corporation with a demonstrated ability through continuous innovation and new product development to grow profitably and to add to that growth with focused acquisitions. As indicated in the attached values, our hiring and our performance reviews are based on a strong adherence to long standing company values, tied to personal values such as integrity, teamwork, and open communication, and a passion for customers and product excellence. Interest in sophisticated products that improve our customer's businesses is a must. We have maintained an excellent blend of small company speed, efficiency, and dedication to customer satisfaction and employee success, while implementing ever higher standards of excellence, which has produced a successful technology company with very low turnover. We are working daily to maintain these elements at PaR.


  • Integrity & Honesty: It is who we are and what we do every day that makes us proud to be part of PaR Systems.
  • Customer Driven: We can best meet our client's needs by delivering innovative, high quality solutions as partners.
  • Growth Oriented: Through continuous innovation, we strive to be the leader in our fields and grow profitably.
  • Individual Responsibility: Our corporate success occurs with each individual taking personal responsibility for being the best at his/her job and working together to safely meet client's needs.
  • Open Communication: We demonstrate our respect for one another and our customers through consistent, forthright, and open communications.
  • Developing Our People: The success of the individual and of PaR Systems is a shared responsibility and occurs as each person grows through continual development.
  • Stretch: We will always strive to exceed customer expectations, and our goals for continuous business improvements.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in a multi-discipline team to aid in the collection and validation of system requirements
  • Contribute to winning customer proposals which include innovative technical concepts, costing and schedule to successfully deliver the project
  • Help lead the development of software architectural and design tasks:
    • Aid in the development of software design guidelines
    • Define software architecture for reuse and extensibility
    • Detailed design specification generation
    • Create software documentation for design and user
    • Aid in the creation of test plans and integration
  • Develop well documented, maintainable code in the accepted PaR format
  • Embrace an Agile development methodology to allow adaptive project implementations
  • Work as a committed team member during all phases of development including onsite integration
  • Support field service to achieve customer satisfaction

Minimum Skills & Abilities

  • 10-20 years software development experience, with heavy emphasis placed on relevant and applicable project history
  • BS Computer Science or BS Software Engineering
  • Experience architecting and developing real time software applications
  • C/C++/C# experience
  • Prior experience with Debuggers, Logic Analyzers, and modern debugging tools
  • Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with VxWorks, Integrity, or equivalent real-time operating systems
  • Experience with software tools similar to: Jira, Git, Visual Studio, Bugzilla, ...
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Up to 25% travel
  • U.S. Citizen

Desired experience, skills and background:

  • Robotic programming /PLC programming experience
  • Experience with product development lifecycle
  • Experience with Phase-Gate process
  • Experience with GUI/UI programming for a variety of different platforms
  • Python, R or other high level languages
  • Mathematical modeling background
  • MS degree


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