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Software Development Engineering Intern - Siemens Large Drives

Job Description

Job Title / Role:                      Digital Business Intern Organization:                         Siemens Large Drives Location:                                South Africa, Siemens Park

Large Drives Digital Business

The best way for the mining companies to confront the major challenges such as declining ore grades, safety concerns and volatile commodity prices is to improve operational excellence and embrace technological advances and innovations. Cutting-edge solutions are the way forward and that means to define sustainable enterprise digital architecture, select appropriate technologies and ensure seamless integration.

Although individual systems are expected to generate gains by themselves, only a proper integration of those technologies can unleash the full potential of digital transformation. Based on this principle, Siemens has developed a holistic architecture concept to support mining customers to implement digital solutions, with a strong focus on eliminating data silos and increasing collaboration across different departments such as engineering, operations, planning and maintenance. The ultimate target is to create a fully integrated ecosystem, based on the following pillars:

·       Vertical Integration from field level to enterprise management level

·       Horizontal Integration from engineering to operations

·       Continuous improvement process enhanced by digital applications

Mission of Function

·       Build and configure full stack Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications to meet business process and application requirements.

Dimensions of Function

  • Configure and develop MOM solutions using Siemens’ Digital portfolio of products.
  • Software Development using C#.Net, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
  • Work closely with MES Engineers to design and build UI features compatible for web-based and mobile devices.
  • Responsible for the visual appeal, messaging and user interaction of the MOM / MES solution and understanding how the user interface supports the solution’s overall business objectives.
  • Software Test Procedures, Testing, and site installation/commissioning.
  • Post installation and commissioning support.

Reporting

·       Report directly to Engineering – Digital Solutions Lead and Project Manager.

Areas of Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Technical Solution Design – must be able to translate software requirements into a detailed technical solution design based on C#.Net and Siemens Products.
  • Software Standards – need to understand the different components of a MOM / MES solution and be able to develop within the standards set by the team.
  • Back End Development – able to develop software using C#.Net and Microsoft SQL.
  • Front End Development – able to develop HTML5 and AngularJS single page front end applications to support backend services developed in C#.Net and Microsoft SQL.
  • Software Testing – need to have a good understanding of software testing methodologies to do both functional and non-functional testing. Must be able to develop test procedures for doing Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Performance Testing, etc.
  • Post installation support – post installation support on the solution will be required for a period after commissioning.

Required Competencies

  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma (NQF 6 or higher) must include software development subjects.
  • Development knowledge with AngularJS/Angular/Angular2, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Good understanding of JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as Angular.
  • Experience working on large-scale software projects
  • Experience developing software utilizing various coding languages including C#.Net, SQL, HMTL5, CSS, AngularJS, JQuery, OData and more
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential
  • Analyse code for weaknesses and errors, and present detailed plans to improve them

Siemens Digital Business in Mining

The best way for the mining companies to confront the major challenges such as declining ore grades, safety concerns and volatile commodity prices is to improve operational excellence and embrace technological advances and innovations. Cutting-edge solutions are the way forward and that means to define sustainable enterprise digital architecture, select appropriate technologies, and ensure seamless integration.

Although individual systems are expected to generate gains by themselves, it is only through effective integration of those technologies that can unleash the full potential of digital transformation. Based on this principle, Siemens has developed a holistic architecture concept to support mining customers to implement digital solutions, with a strong focus on eliminating data silos and increasing collaboration across different departments such as engineering, operations, planning and maintenance. The ultimate target is to create a fully integrated ecosystem, based on the following pillars:

  • Vertical Integration from field level to enterprise management level
  • Horizontal Integration from engineering to operations
  • Continuous improvement process enhanced by digital applications

Our culture:

Our culture embraces different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge convention. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That is why we invite you to take on new challenges, test your ideas, and celebrate success.

The company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets under the Employment Equity Act will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

We care about your data privacy and take compliance with the POPI Act, GDPR as well as other data protection legislation seriously. For this reason, we ask you not to send us your CV or resume by email. We ask instead that you create a profile in our talent community where you can upload your CV. Setting up a profile lets us know you are interested in career opportunities with us and makes it easy for us to send you an alert when relevant positions become open



Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Proprietary Limited

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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