Stelleninserat ZHAW

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 12,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

The Institute of Mechatronic Systems IMS located in the centre of Winterthur, has an engaged, motivated team and an exciting, innovative working environment in the following fields:
Robotics & Automation, Control Engineering & Advanced Control, Drive Engineering & Power Electronics, System Engineering and Digital Manufacturing

To supplement our Digital Manufacturing team, we are looking for highly motivated

Digital Manufacturing Engineers (f/m)

Your tasks will be to:

  • develop digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions with our partners from academia and industry
  • develop software, applications and services in C#/C++, Java and others for various server-, client-, and cloud platforms
  • participate in technology transfer and writing research papers and proposals

The challenging position with part-time possibility requires at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or IT, but more importantly you have experience with development and deployment of IoT and cloud applications for manufacturing.

In detail this position requires for basic experience with all or most of the following subjects:

  • fundamental understanding of and experience with connecting to PLC/DCS systems, electrical systems and machine controls
  • fundamental understanding of and experience with connecting to SCADA and process historians
  • fundamental knowledge of and experience with at least one Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • basic knowledge of and experience with:
    ­   - digital and IoT technology terminology, techniques and methodologies
    ­   - MES cloud integration and deployment
    ­   - automation and PLC programming
    ­   - enterprise software, network configuration
    ­   - OOP such as C#, C++, or Java and design patterns
    ­   - M2M / IoT protocols (especially OPC UA and PROFIBUS)
    ­   - Microsoft Azure or similar development environments for cloud applications
    ­   - experience with infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service components (SaaS)

Knowledge about product modularization, product configurators, Siemens Team Center, Siemens NX and Simcenter 3D will also be an advantage. Good communication skills in English and German are an asset for your work in a multidisciplinary team. The position is provisionally limited to one year but could be renewed for a maximum of three years upon mutual agreement.

For additional information about the position please contact our Head of Institute, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Wernher van de Venn, vhns@zhaw.ch and visit for further information www.ims.zhaw.ch

Are you interested?
If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send us your complete application, attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant in Winterthur.