Digital Automation Specialist


Houston, TX

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 275 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description:

  • Experience Level (Years) 10 -12


  • The Digital Automation Specialist will support the analysis, design, testing, deployment, and integration of the OPC UA Architecture in the Shell IT environment. 
  • The individual will provide expert knowledge of the technology, architecture, setup, installation, IT operation, and system integration of the suite. 
  • The Specialist will perform analysis and design of the system to deploy to a site, testing of system components to confirm certification, and technical consultancy for the deployment. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Accountability for system analysis and design for asset deployments
  • Accountability for system installation at site and integration with external systems.
  • Troubleshooting of system issues (hardware and software)
  • Providing technical consultancy for the deployment project.
  • Working closely with workflow consultants, site engineers, and the engineering projects teams.
  • Participating in new product and new release quality assurance and testing activities
  • Maintaining documentation related to installation and support. 
  • Facilitate the provision of specialist support during failure analysis and problem solving.
  • Resolve specific system problems and identify / propose improvements
  • Contribute to the technical architecture of software 

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Bachelordegree in Computer Science or discipline engineering is required. 
  • 5+ years of experience in automation and OPC and OPC UA.
  • 5+ years?experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Experience with integration of application with the OSISoft PI Historian
  • Experience with integration of software in Distributed Control Systems such as Honeywell Experion, Yokogawa Centum, Emerson Delta V, Siemens PCS 7, ABB or Foxboro.

Key competencies required:

  • Skilled in OPC Standard, Technologies, and associated products
  • Programming with OPC is desirable with (C++, C#, ,..)
  • Knowledgeable in OPC UA Standard and Technologies 
  • Business Requirements Analysis and Design
  • Software Integration
  • Software Deployment / Installation
  • System Testing
  • Windows permissions configuration and Windows Certificate installation
  • OSI PI Historian communication integration
  • Networking, Infrastructure, and Security
  • Industry communications (Profibus, Fieldbus, HART,..)
  • Application Testing to design and automate test scripts and conduct FAT/SAT
  • Knowledge of wider IIOT initiatives is desirable
  • Challenges of the Job:
  • Delivering systems in a complex environment in a timely manner, while ensuring a smooth transition from legacy system in a business-critical environment.
  • Identifying improvement to increase the effectiveness of the systems while ensuring they remain consistent and standard across sites.
  • Interacting with customers to understand the environment and associated risks and opportunities.

Primary Skills:

  • OSI-PI

Secondary Skills:

  • Rockwell/Wonderware

Educational Qualifications:

  • BE/Btech