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Computer Systems Engineer


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 89374 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





About the Position:

Global Manufacturing and Engineering Process teams are responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and standardizing effective engineering/technical solutions for manufacturing systems, equipment and related automation that ensure maximum efficiency of Goodyear’s manufacturing processes for our plants globally.

This position is with the Curing Process Team that has responsibility for the equipment that is used to vulcanize and mold tires.  The Curing Team is responsible for specifications, controls development, commissioning, and plant support for equipment.  The electrical / computer engineer will have direct responsibility for global proliferation and ongoing development of the data collection systems used in the Curing operations.



  • Provide equipment and process expertise on Curing team’s data management systems
  • Support Capital Projects globally for installation, and commissioning of equipment
  • Develop and implement supervisory control and data acquisition solutions
  • Provide remote support for plant machine and supervisory level controls, occasionally in off hours
  • Assemble documentation and specifications for data acquisition systems, including necessary hardware, software, and applications, for capital equipment installations and upgrades
  • Coordinate contractors and/or vendors and plant specialists for commissioning of systems.
  • Participate in project scope development (internal & external) from planning through commissioning
  • Process optimization, improvements, and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Research and development of new systems and methods to replace aging or obsolete applications
  • Troubleshoot, determine root cause, and resolve software/system performance issues.
  • Work with other engineers to develop, maintain and implement global standards
  • Opportunities to expand knowledge - learning about or designing programmable logic, human/machine interfaces for machinery control, safety systems, etc., though not initially required for this position


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science / Technology / Engineering / Math.
  • PE, PMP or similar engineering / project management certifications, MS, PhD in related engineering field desired
  • 4+ years’ experience required.
  • Continual learner as evidence by application of knowledge, gained through additional education/experience/training.
  • Experience in cross functional assignment or project.
  • Participate on cross-functional assignments, projects, and other divisional and planned initiatives for improved self-development. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in a cross-functional assignment or projects
  • Ethernet IP and remote I/O systems knowledge
  • SQL and C# programming skills
  • XML and Java skills
  • OPC-DA and OPC-UA client development experience
  • TCP/UDP socket communication experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing enterprise design patterns and coding
  • Knowledge of Message Oriented Middleware (Apache ActiveMQ/Camel/Karaf)
  • Linux, Windows OS knowledge
  • Experience with specifications, procurement, and installation of software/hardware systems
  • Demonstrate and instill positive attitudes on peers. Demonstrate ability to plan and lead meetings at work group level. Initiate open dialogue. Offer constructive disagreement.  Offer alternative solutions.  Provide compelling technical direction and logical conclusions.
  • Achieve high quality results.  Hold self-accountable for team performance.  Influence others and assume management of assigned sub-projects.  Address risk in assembling effective strategies.  Drive positive change.  Be aware of competitor capabilities. Participate in meetings with outside agencies and customers. Provide meaningful feedback and mentoring.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.  Ability to interface cross-functionally with Goodyear and non-Goodyear associates globally from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and technical documentation skills required.
  • Willingness to travel 10-20% (on a project-by-project basis) domestically and internationally, and working occasional off-hours is required.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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