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Title:  Sr. Ignition Developer / SCADA Engineer Information Technology

Requisition ID:  14496-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Information Technology
Travel:  No Travel Required


Build and expand GPI’s Enterprise Machine Intelligence system across Americas Converting. Working with a team and establishing machine tag management, screens, displays, and alarms using Inductive Automation’s Ignition 8 and Sepasoft’s MES platform to enable remote monitoring. Ignition development and scripting. Integration with GPI’s core internal supply chain systems.


JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.


The Sr. Ignition Developer is responsible for the following functions:

  • Designing control/SCADA systems including databases and database interfaces, data analytics & reporting, scripting (Python, C#, VB, etc.) and general programming
  • Design intuitive, easy-to-navigate, aesthetically pleasing user interfaces
  • System commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Working as an individual or in a team with other software engineers.
  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.
  • Interface with developers and end users to gather application requirements and dependencies.
  • Execute the full software development lifecycle from requirements definition through implementation, manual and automated testing, deployment and commissioning
  • Responsible for design and support of Industrial IoT implementation related to MES and SCADA Ignition systems
  • Managing multiple scopes of work in various phases simultaneously
  • Actively participate in technical team design and code reviews and maintain software configuration control and may have some lead responsibilities
  • Mentor team members in areas of expertise and assist in recruiting
  • Other duties as assigned

 - Project Management

  • Ensures all projects are executed in accordance to established GPI IT governance practices
  • Foster cross-functional relationships inter- and intra-departmentally for effective project management
  • Execute assigned projects and track the completion of major milestones 



  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 3 years of proven progressive IT experience



Specialized or technical knowledge:

  • Experienced Ignition software and scripting. Core Certification is required, and Gold is a plus 
  • Experienced Sepasoft’s MES or OEE Ignition platform module. Certification is required.
  • Ability to comprehend and implement detailed project specifications
  • Ability to adapt to various technologies and simultaneously work on multiple projects
  • Technical Skills and experience working with MS SQL, HTML 5, Python, MQTT, Microsoft .NET, C#
  • Experience with SCADA software systems and industrial protocols (Inductive Automation Preferred)
  • Experience with development languages (python scripting, java, C#).
  • Experience with data transport technologies such as HTTP and MQTT.
  • Experience with cloud-hosted technologies for Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Service.
  • Experience with at least 1 of the following control systems, Rockwell, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Bosch, TwinCat
  • Significant experience designing, developing, deploying and troubleshooting large scale software applications for automated control in a production environment




Other Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of business operations and best industry practices
  • Strong mathematical abilities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team
  • Attention to details and data accuracy
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills
  • Knowledge of Agile Development is a plus
  • PLC Programming is a plus

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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