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GAF Software Engineer IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:


At GAF, we cover more than just buildings. We cover each other. Under this roof, you will have the tools and resources you need to grow and develop in your career. You will experience our incredible culture and will be empowered to support your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we define the future while leading the present through our deep well of experience and our responsibility to the future to drive improvements and innovation in our products. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.


The Software Engineer will support the existing deployments of manufacturing systems and interfaces to analytical and business systems. This position will be part of the GAF Manufacturing Data Systems team, which is focused on plant control systems, software, and network solutions for our manufacturing locations in the US. The incumbent will focus on designing, developing, and supporting the manufacturing systems used in GAF. This position will require an understanding of manufacturing operations and business systems. The individual will be required to collaborate across functions and departments and various layers of management in the organization to implement solutions.

This position will also require basic troubleshooting and issue management either directly with the software vendor or using other resources. This role reports directly to the Lead Software Engineer.

*This is a remote role that requires up to 50% travel.

Essential Duties:

  • Development of MES objects and User Interfaces, SQL Stored Procedures, and SSRS reports for existing and future MES deployments across the organization following standards built to maintain the MES design’s integrity, developing components for applications to connect systems and devices

  • Provide support for MES installations and other systems utilized by manufacturing.

  • Interfacing with plant operations to develop capital project scope and implementation guidelines for implementations and upgrades of new and existing manufacturing systems.

  • Develop and support interfaces to and from analytical and business systems, including WMS (Warehouse Management), SAP, Peoplesoft, and other databases as needed.

  • Recommend project upgrades or enhancements to the plants and Analytic Systems Manager.

Physical Demands

  • Abilitytoreadandconcentrateviacomputerdataentrytypingandproofreading

  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs and walk on open grating on elevated surfaces

  • Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone

  • Ability to use hands and fingers to handle and feel tools, instruments, controls, or objects

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Must continuously have the ability to differentiate colors precisely

  • Periodically lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds

Under this Roof, We Require:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

  • 5+ years of Application and Database Development

  • Up to 50% travel

Under this Roof, We also Value:

  • Deployment and support of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft SQL server

  • Experience building and maintaining SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) Reports

  • Experience with programming languages such as VB.NET or C#

  • Knowledge of servers, firewalls, switches, and diagnostics

  • Experience with manufacturing operations

How We Protect What Matters Most

  • We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.

  • OurFamily-Buildingbenefitssupportthemanydifferentjourneystofertilityand parenthood.

  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.

  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

Consideration will be given based on geography, candidate experience, and qualifications.

Annual Salary Range: 121,500-155,250

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​