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  • Company:
    Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
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Posted: 6/27/2014

Staff Engineer

Staff Engineer-WD30008298

Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.Johnson Controls, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or accommodation during the application process please call 414-524-8999 and press option #0 or email HR_Recruitment@jci.com


You will be a LEAD contributor involved with Architecting and Development of Security Management System for JCI Security product line which requires experience in development of large scale, mission critical, access control and security systems and related applications. You will work with all levels of the organization as a Staff Engineer as hands on contributor to the software development, enhancement and sustaining as well as leading small teams to implementation and product release.

Primary Duties

Hands on Architecture development for P2000 and other security related products.

Take senior technical role in the development and execution of projects and able to dictate technology required..

Lead and Participate on establishing software architecture, software standards and process.

Provide direction and execution to ensure timely completion of assignments/tasks based on project plans and schedules.

Provide subject matter expertise to management, technical leads and development team members.

Interface with project managers to identify needs and present solutions.

Maintain knowledge of and keep current on industry standards and new technologies.



1. Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Master's degree preferred.

2. Must have 11+ years of proven software development experience in a Senior role with experience in complex system development involving large teams across diverse geographical locations

3) Required Software Engineering Skills:

VS2010 / VS2012/VS2013, TFS, .NET 4.0, C#, C++, SQL Server, Client / Server, MFC, STL experience.

Experience with most of the following is required:

- Experience with TFS Builds and customization and automation of builds

- Experience with Security, Building Automation or Process Control Systems

- Web Services

- MTM Lab Environment, MTM Setups

- Development of software sold by branch offices / distributors

- Development of software for international market

- Windows SQL Azure

4) Hands on experience with Access Control and Video Management Security software as well as dealing with third party SDK and hardware is a huge Plus.

5) Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills with strong problem solving abilities; ability to work effectively with people even under difficult circumstances. Proven ability to work with employees at all levels.

6) Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and the ability to work collaboratively with user, development, and support groups. Builds collaborative relationships and contributes to the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and teams throughout the JCI organization.

7) Excellent oral and written communications skills is mandatory. Ability to clearly communicate through written functional, design specs, design proposal as well as oral presentation of the system design is required.



Primary Location

US-CA-Simi Valley


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In 1885, Warren Johnson inspired the future, launching an industry focused on energy efficiency and a company poised to explore new ideas and enter new fields. This foundation has ignited the customer-focused innovation of thousands of employees for more than 125 years.

Today, with this same principle, our 170,000 global employees continue to make essential contributions to the modern world in which we live, work and travel. They enable the ongoing success of Johnson Controls, a notion that founder Warren Johnson would surely appreciate.

Warren Johnson was the quintessential inventor and entrepreneur. He created huge pneumatic tower clocks. He experimented with electric storage batteries and started a wireless telegraph business. He developed steam-powered vehicles, from luxury touring cars to the first postal service trucks.