Careers

Flexware exists to unleash the potential of technology, freeing people to focus on what’s next.

Our promise to our employees is to have a positive and lasting impact on you and your family by creating a healthy and engaging work environment.

What it means to be a Flexdog

Mission first, troops always.

At some point over the last 20 years, the term “Flexdogs” was coined for our team members here at Flexware. It is a strong and endearing term that speaks to our character.

Our inspiration comes from building innovative technology solutions that free people to focus on what’s next. Guided by our core values, we do our work in a manner that leaves a positive and lasting impact on everyone around us. This is what makes us different. This is what makes us Flexdogs.

Meet some of the Flexdogs

As Flexdogs, we don’t believe we’re meant to sit around and do nothing. We want to get out and run, we want to be pulling and leading, we want to be blazing new trails and helping our customers get where they need to go.

The benefits of working at Flexware

We differentiate ourselves by our culture and the way we treat our employees.

  • Open PTO (We recognize that vacation and personal time is essential to maintaining a positive work-life balance)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Life/AD&D
  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
  • HSA/FSA Options
  • 401k with Matching
  • $40 Monthly Health Club Credit
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Internal Lunch & Learns
  • Fun Employee Activities
  • Quarterly Company Meetings
  • Modern Work Space (New Building Coming Soon!)

Join the Flexware team

The FlexDogs say the company is a fast-paced fun place to work where everyone’s contribution is valued. The company’s growth creates new opportunities for young team members, and personal and professional growth is supported and encouraged. Trust is important at Flexware. It starts at the top with Scott Whitlock’s belief that Flexware’s success depends on everyone’s contribution and personal growth.

 

Flexware wants to hear from talented professionals who want to leverage their knowledge, skills, and experience to help clients solve complex business problems. If you have strong technical skills, keen business sense, and the ability to grow both professionally and personally, send your resume to resumes@flexwareinnovation.com

Senior Automation Engineer

Department: Valpo

Office: Valparaiso Office, IN

Location: Valparaiso, IN


What Flexware Does

Flexware Innovation is a leading technology integrator who helps forward thinkers in manufacturing and related industries build comprehensive and long-lasting solutions with ease.

Founded in 1996, Flexware continues to help companies leverage technology to solve real business problems with teams of engineers focused on software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, business intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our passion is helping our customers build solutions that stand the test of time by creating solid architecture and helping customers avoid costly design mistakes.

What You Will Do

You will interact in multiple environments with customers and fellow Engineers. You will be providing solutions and assisting other Flexdogs as they provide solutions to customers. You will need to have excellent analysis and design skills and the desire and ability to learn new technologies and tools quickly.

Flexware is looking for a Flexdog that will be working with one client on a long-term basis and be working primarily out of the manufacturers plant located around the Indianapolis area.

Given this is a consulting-based role within a particular client, you might be expected to do the following tasks daily:

  • Provide support to client’s functions during the manufacturing process to bring designs to completion.
  • Attend and/or lead design reviews with customers to resolve technical issues.
  • Participate and perform action items as a team member or lead projects involving other engineers and cross-functional team members.
  • Establish standards, templates, and guidelines as applied to the automation system using the information gathered in the definition stage while considering the operator interaction
  • Responsible for automation and controls systems design, specifications, programming, simulation, testing, as well as start-up assistance
  • Select the physical communications media, network architecture, and protocols based on data requirements to complete system design and support systems development
  • Define the data structure layout and data flow model
  • Develop a functional description of the automation solution (e.g. control scheme, alarms, HMI, reports)
  • Design and install wiring to reliably communicate information between measurement and control element devices and control equipment
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, test, repair, and improve sensing, measurements, and actuation devices
  • Develop PLC code to meet the client’s specifications
  • Develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) in accordance with the design documents
  • Assemble all required documentation and user manuals created during the development process in order to transfer essential knowledge to customers and end users
  • Provide detailed documentation
  • Perform other duties as necessary

What You Might Have Done Before

Flexdogs are a rare breed of engineers. They come from varied backgrounds but typically have some of the following traits:

  • Received a Technical Bachelor’s degree such as Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineer Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar technical degree
  • Have 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment working with controls and automation systems
  • Programmed PLC’s using RSLogix500, RSLogix5000/Studio5000, Siemens Step7 or TIA Portal, or others using Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Blocks, or Sequential Function Charts (SFC’s)
  • Designed, created, and programmed HMI Screens in FactoryTalk View, Wonderware InTouch, Ignition, WinCC, etc.
  • Worked with networking components such as ControlNet, DeviceNet, or Ethernet/IP Protocols
  • Worked with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) such as PowerFlex, Schneider, ABB, or others.
  • Worked in a team environment while leading different projects
  • Created panel designs, layouts, bill of materials, and wiring schematics
  • Adapted quickly to learn new skills, technologies, and practices.
  • Interacted with customers and vendors and resolve comments and requested changes
  • Demonstrated a high commitment to quality and ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Ability to mentor and lead teams with outstanding communication skills
  • Exercised strong organizational and time management skills for yourself and other team members
  • Able to interact with customers and vendors and resolve comments and requested changes

**Please note that we are not looking to hire candidates that would require sponsorship now or in the future

Flexware’s Core Purpose and Beliefs

Flexware’s purpose to unleash the potential of technology, freeing people to focus on what’s next.

Our internal promise to our Flexdogs is to have an impact on families by providing a healthy work environment and engaging work environment. We believe to be a Flexdog you have to fit our Four Core Values as we live these out on a daily basis.

Flexware offers competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as performance-based bonuses. Our environment is fun, family-friendly, energetic and was nominated for TechPoint’s Mira Award for “Company Culture of the Year” in 2017.

Flexware has two Indiana-based offices located in Fishers and Valparaiso. As our business continues to grow, we are building a new headquarters in the Nickel Plate District of downtown Fishers.

If you’re interested in becoming a Flexdog, let’s have a conversation! Please reach out to Matt Heiden at matt.heiden@flexwareinnovation.com. Your inquiry and conversation will be treated with confidentiality and we will not share your information with others. We look forward to speaking with you!


Summer Internship

If you are looking for a summer engineering internship at Flexware, please visit www.trailblazerfellowship to learn more about our intern program.
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