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Valmont Industries, Inc. Advanced Software Engineer - Solar in Valley, Nebraska

14200 E 35th Place Aurora Colorado 80011

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

The ideal candidate would be based out of Denver, Colorado or willing to relocate to Denver, Colorado. Omaha, Nebraska will be an alternate location for this position.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Advanced Software Engineer is responsible for the architectural design, development, and deployment of complex software applications. These applications (products) are used globally, by Valmont’s customers, and can be a mix of Cloud Based software and applications and/or embedded software/firmware on Valmont solar tracker hardware/devices. This Individual Contributor will be involved with highly technical projects that will have evolving opportunities. This incumbent will design modern applications for adaptation to multiple Web browsers, skin sizes and mobile devices. The Advanced Software Engineer will work as part a team and divide large and complex systems into manageable subsystems that can be handled by individual software engineers or other IT professionals.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Vice President & General Manager – Global Solar and has no direct or indirect reports

  • This role requires up to 5% travel domestically, including overnight stays

  • Flexible schedule however must be able to work in the office 2-3 days per week

  • Defines system solutions based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms.

  • Develops and socializes architecture strategies, standards, and guidelines

  • Researches, identifies, selects, and tests technology products required for solution delivery

  • Design the architecture of complex computer applications composed of numerous software components, like a user interface, Application Program Interfaces (APIs), database queries/SQL, embedded firmware, etc.

  • Develops new systems as well as make significant changes to current systems

  • Provide project management to meet customer needs-budget, features, and performance

  • Mentor and support peers on projects as well as day to day tasks

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Proven attention to detail and accuracy within a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working with Developers, Business Analysts, Quality Analysts, Product Owners and Engineering teams in SCRUM/Agile frameworks

  • Knowledge of the material, costs, techniques, and processes used within the area to deliver an infrastructure solution at a minimal cost to the enterprise

  • The ability to work well in team environment and exercise technical leadership in planning, directing, controlling, and coordinating team activities in support of product development

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results on system design and solutions required to support the enterprise

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with Solar trackers

  • Prior experience working with SCADA systems

  • Infrastructure Creation and Management

  • Experience developing software/firmware in an Agile work environment

  • Knowledge of Public clouds and cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure

  • Experience in the following technology:

  • Linux, Apache

  • Microsoft Azure, Dev Ops, Virtual Machines, Storage Accounts

  • MySQL

  • C/C++, PHP

  • Vime, MySqlpp, Curl

  • Restful APIs, JSON

  • Embedded firmware C/C++/assembly

  • Communications: RS-232, RS-485, NMEA, TCP/IP, UDP, and Modbus


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting, however, there may be needs to visit production areas. While visiting the production areas, proper PPE is required. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Up to 5% overnight travel with overnight stays are required for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office and plant. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.