Randstad Systems Engineer in Lancaster, Texas

Systems Engineer

job details:

  • location:Lancaster, TX

  • salary:$47 - $50 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Public Administration

  • reference:670770

job description

Systems Engineer

job summary:

The candidate will participate in a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the sustainment and modernization of the CMOP facilities consistent with the project's objectives.

location: Lancaster, Texas

job type: Contract

salary: $47 - 50 per hour

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


  • Maintenance to all software at the individual CMOP facilities used to interface with local production equipment and processes. This maintenance function involves phone and remote system support with the seven CMOPs as well as on-site annual visits.

  • Provide software services that improve performance, controls and documentation including equipment interfaces as new equipment is introduced at the CMOPs.

  • Develop and execute a long-term plan to provide standardization and stability to the Production Systems for all seven CMOPs. The goals being as follows:

  • Create multiple levels of documentation to support both operational and IT usage of each of the Production Systems

  • Allow for standardized reporting based on an identical data structure

  • Create a single version of the software that can support the varying hardware setups at each site

  • Control all source code in a single repository for ease of deployment, modification and maintenance

  • Responsible for the provision of software design and development services in support of maintenance, enhancements and modernization of the CMOP facilities.

  • Ability to quickly learn new pharmaceutical production floor technologies, including, control software development tools, sensors and automatic identification equipment and process control equipment.

  • Adequately document designs, coded solutions and systems.

  • Develop automated testing tools

  • Write technical specifications and system design documentation

  • Develop solutions that integrate with existing VA architecture

  • Program using industry standard methods

  • Work in Agile team environment with analysts, developers, testers, production support staff, stakeholders, and external vendor partners.

  • Requires expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Be involved in analyses and the investigation of related applications engineering tasks and prepares design specifications, analysis, and recommendations.

  • Ensure the compliance of customer standards; also ensures that contractual deliverables assigned are reviewed for completeness and completed on time.

  • Works closely with other teams, support organizations, program and product management.

  • Interact with senior management and other engineers. Interaction normally involves matters between functional and technical areas.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technologies or equivalent and 8 - 12 years of relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Ideally 2+ years of experience in the field of industrial process automation similar to that in the CMOP.

  • Collaborator, self-starter, strategic providing input to technical design to meet project objectives

  • Experience developing systems in the Microsoft environment using Microsoft's development environments in real-time is required.

  • Proven experience in developing and supporting large development initiatives that are similar in scope and complexity to the VA's CMOP.

  • 5 years C#.NET / C++ Half of the tasks for this work require C++ and the other half of the tasks require C#

  • Software Developer needs to be equally strong in C++ and C# to support the project

  • Experience developing interactive web applications

  • Front end web design and development (WebAPI, MVC Razor, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, AJAX,CSS, HTML5)

  • Solid experience and skills designing and implementing object-oriented software solutions with an emphasis on industry best practices and design patterns C# (WCF, Web Services, MVC) MSSQL/T-SQL, and JavaScript.

  • Web Services (REST)

  • Experience with Visual studio 2015/2017

  • Windows Development

  • Experience with automated unit testing and integration testing


  • Understanding or experience of software development and integration processes in multiple environments.

  • Strong web development experience with a good understanding of MVC and object oriented programming, in a pharmaceutical or automated fulfilment environment.

  • Experience working with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / hardware controls

  • Experience with Relational database design & TSQL programming skills

  • Experience with SQL Server

  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015

  • Experience with Mid-Tier Application Servers (IIS)

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies

  • Experience with Test Driven Development

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