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LAND O' LAKES, INC. Data Acquisition/Integration Specialist - R-16176 in Gray Summit, Missouri

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Data Acquisition/Integration SpecialistThis position is onsite at our Animal Nutrition Research Facility in Gray Summit, MO.As part of Technical Innovation group at Purina, you will be an important link between the animal care unit's data collection and the Data Intelligence team.You will be responsible for the following:Good understanding of data collection, in real-time, directly from a weighing scale or other devices and ability to write software applications that allow for accurate collection of research data.Work closely with animal science researchers and barn managers to ensure seamless research data collection.Maintenance of current systems, along with modifications/upgrades to improve current systems.Knowledge of the system from data collection through analysis to ensure accurate interpretation and troubleshooting of said data.Writing, debugging, documenting, and testing of software applications for data collection according to research requirements.Working collaboratively with other developers, data engineers, network and infrastructure administrators.Understanding core research and recommending changes to improve efficiency, scalability, and reliability of data collection as well as suggesting new processes, or tools.Designing and implementing a collection system that is extremely fault-tolerant, scalable backend systems that process and manage animal research data.The Data Integration Developer Engineer will assume the ownership of engineering the Research Data Collection system and software applications that enable internal and third-party devices to deliver real time data from across all the research units.Minimum Education/Competencies:Minimum Associates degree in Computer Science and 1 years of experience and an interest in Animal science/Livestock.1 year of professional experiencePreferred Competencies:Understanding of animal agriculture with animal behavior as a key part.1 years of experience withVisual Basic 6 - programming for data collectionDatabases (flat relational; MS Access; SQL server etc.).Pascal, VBA or similar languagesAzure DevOps and GitMS OfficeBasic understanding of networking to facilitate communication between devices and data collection computers - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RS232, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP/REST, and accessing peripherals for accurate and timely flow of data.Successful candidates will be experienced in creating ecosystems on windows-based platforms (like VB6, VB.NET, C# etc.). This would involve creating applications that communicate with hardware through various protocols and bus types.Knowledge of IOT platforms is a plus.Staying informed and understanding the impact of OS on data, data collection and data security.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; should be capable of communicating with others in a positive, effective manner as the data being collected touches many in differing ways.Create documentation to support knowledge sharing; including flowcharts and diagrams.This role will include a relocation package where applicable.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any

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