Principal Applications Engineer

Cognex Corp.

Field, TX

Job Description
  • Role and Responsibilities

    The Principal Applications Engineer is the go-to person for key people at selected accounts (existing or wanted customers) for all technical matters. The role involves activities that span from high-level strategic interface with the customer down to implementation details and hands-on tests, developments and trainings of customer engineers.

    • Consults with engineers of selected customers and offers highest machine vision expertise in all technical matters related to Cognex projects
    • Is the focal point and single window for customer for all Cognex technical resources and involves different internal groups as required
    • Establishes contact and coordinate with 3rd party SI’s, machine builders and accessory providers for complete solutions to customers
    • Executes evaluations and run on site tests at selected accounts
    • Regular visits and calls to key stakeholders within customer organization
    • Introduction and training on new products
    • Attends customer workshops, seminars and promotional activities as required
    • Helps troubleshooting and finding corrective measures in case of issues with current machines or developments
    • Co-ordinates with and escalates to BU when needed

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • 5+ years experience in industrial vision
    • 5+ years experience in programming
    • 3+ years of industry experience of relevant accounts
    • Experience in factory automation integration (e.g. robot, PLC, …)
    • Degree in a technical discipline (e.g. mechatronics, information technologies, electrical engineering)

    Preferred Skills

    • English fluent
    • C++ programming
    • .NET experience
    • Intercultural skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Communication skills
    • Training skills

    Additional Notes

    This position is a mix of deep technical understanding with high level strategic thinking and communication. The candidate will need to feel comfortable in a multi-dimensional matrix organization in a virtual team, but at the same be the focal point for a limited number of strategic accounts, which he contacts on a regular basis.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Cognex is an equal opportunity employer. Cognex evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.