Dow Chemical Mobile Developer and Design Specialist in Deer Park, Texas
Dow Chemical recently announced the creation of a new Digital Operations Center. The Digital Operations Center will be a critical component in enabling Dow's Digital Strategy and in accelerating the Manufacturing 4.0 Program. The center will be located in the recently opened Deer Park Dow Center and will include a blend of resources from Operations, Manufacturing & Engineering, I/S, and Diamond Systems Solutions and will collaborate closely with other key functions. The Digital Operations Center will initially house personnel with expertise in production, maintenance, process control and automation, process development, robotics, manufacturing execution systems, enterprise architecture, mobile technologies, analytics and other areas. This multidisciplinary team will facilitate rapid prototyping of new capabilities to enhance the competitive position of Dow's manufacturing and site facilities. In alignment with the Digital Marketplace Center in Chicago, these two facilities provide digital capability and visibility from market to manufacturing. The center opened in November 2017, and is continuing to look for great and enthusiastic talent to help grow the center and make giant steps into Dow’s digital era.
This new Digital Operations Center has created an exciting and challenging opportunity for a* Mobile Developer and Design Specialist * . The role will provide leadership and technical expertise, and manage current and emerging VR/AR/MR as an integrated component of the strategic and project journey that supports the digitalization of the Dow Company for the future. The role will also be responsible for managing and leading the workflow design and development life-cycle management, procurement, and R&D initiatives to evaluate emerging technologies.
This position will be located in Deer Park, TX. Domestic relocation assistance may be provided.
Promote new and/or existing gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology throughout the solution lifecycle (design, development, testing, and production), understand and leverage Dow standard workspace and procurement services as appropriate.
Ensure gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) deployment, retirement, and lifecycle workflows exist, and are maintained to support enterprise-wide scalability
Ensure Change Management and Configuration Management standards are implemented and executed
Define and testing against determined technical & functional requirements
Document operational support procedures
Ensure technical, architecture, and gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology aligns to company IT architecture and security standards
Participate in M&E Mobility Expertise Center deliverables that ensure gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology projects are designing sustainable and “solution fit for use” solutions.
Supporting investigations and forensic activities involving gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology use.
Ensure alignment with Workspace Services Team, M&E Mobility Expertise Center, Mobility Competency Center as well as other key stakeholder organizations
Identify adaptive and preventive maintenance needs and escalate to the Architect Specialist/Lead Architect.
Provide technical and process expertise to the team on issue identification, escalation, problem diagnostics and correction.
Pursue emerging/new technology “solution fit for use” in a way that revolutionizes Dow’s long-term strategy and future.
Technical and Core Skills Requirements
3 years of related experience in gaming development and design (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology with emphasis in R&D, requirement development, “solution fit for use”, procurement, and incident management.
Expertise in Unity, Vuforia, ARtoolkit, and/or Adobe After Effects, Blender, Autodesk Maya, or similar 3D content creation & animation software.
Gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology life-cycle Management and Operations experience; i.e. “Run the Business”, triage, issue mitigation, etc.
Broad knowledge of current gaming development (i.e. VR/AR/MR, etc.) technology technical standards, protocols, etc. applicable to the chemical industry.
Expertise in related device cycle management. Demonstrated “solution fit for use” usability attitude.
Experience with Incident Response and Root Cause methodologies including unplanned event mitigation, forensics, and asset reliability principles
Higher sense of confidentiality and integrity related to Dow’s digitalization journey
A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), or Engineering Discipline.
Other Critical Skills
- Autonomy, Initiative, Curiosity
o Manage own work effort in multiple projects with little supervision
o Innate and insatiable curiosity about emerging technologies, with the ability to quickly learn and exploit cutting edge offerings to achieve business objectives.
o Demonstrate continuous improvement mindset and creativity.
- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
o Partner with end-users and customers and sell ideas to those customers is important in this role.
o Delegate and work closely in a non-reporting relationship with others
o Work with diverse team members in different geographical locations
o Creative and comfortable with various communication media
o Engaging with technical and non-technical audience
- Entrepreneurial mindset
o Resilient and energized by frequent change
o Drive/Initiative with Strong bias-to action
o Appropriate risk-taking
- Strong analytical, modeling and problem solving skills
o Lead and resolve very complex problem situations
o Strong troubleshooting skills to handle technical issues in a timely manner
Ability to clearly frame and document new project designs
Chemical industry work process knowledge or experience also beneficial.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at: www.dow.com.
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.
Mobile Developer and Design Specialist