UPS Automation and Robotics I.T. Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia

Automation & Robotics I.T. Manager

Internal Title: Applications Development Manager

We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done…our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS. We are the United Problem Solvers.

About Applications Development at UPS Technology:

Our Application Development teams use their expertise in programming languages and software design to develop next-generation technology. They are responsible for developing the applications which track and move up to 38 million packages in a single day (4.7 billion annually). This team works closely with all of our stakeholders to build innovative technologies that are customized to drive our business and provide the ultimate customer experience. As an Automation and Robotics I.T. Manager, you will help UPS grow by developing and integrating technology solutions that support the convergence and adoption of operational technologies for distribution facilities of the future. If you like to create, enjoy working in a fast paced organization with cross functional teams passionate about problem solving… this is the role for you!

About this role:

The Automation and Robotics I.T. Manager will lead the analysis and design of quality technical solutions for robotic and automation solutions for order fulfillment distribution operations. He/She will be involved in full systems life cycle management delivered on time and within budget. This position will lead a team in component and data architecture design, technology planning and testing for commercially available and internally developed fulfillment automation solutions designed to interact with robotics, conveyor control systems and people to facilitate process automation solutions in distribution and back office operations for the 3PL industry. He/She will develop and lead project plans and integrations and will collaborate with teams and support emerging technologies. He/She will be responsible for the work of others, resource allocations and decision-making affecting the success of assigned projects (i.e., results, deadlines and budget). This position will provide consultation, training and subject matter expertise for application' development, maintenance and support. He/She must have a strong background in leading and growing development teams, excellent communications skills, budget planning, experience with designing and developing robotic and automation solutions for order fulfillment and distribution operations and a true influencer.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with Application Software Development and Implementation methodologies and Agile Project Management Principles

  • Working collaboratively with engineering stakeholders through various stages of project including concept development, prototype testing, engineering design, system build, integration and testing

  • Ability to take ideas from concept to implementation and influence decision making with all stakeholders

  • Ability to develop, integrate and deploy commercially available and internally developed fulfillment automation systems

  • Ability to leverage emerging robotics automation technology and lead overall WMS/WES design and configuration for automation and manual distribution facilities

  • Baseline understanding in the areas of technology ( programming in SQL, Access, Oracle, Pearl, Java, C, C++, .Net and HTML or XML, Firewall, Networking, TCP/IP and major operating systems such as Windows, Unix and Linux, application development and design, and ERP packages)

  • Excellent verbal/written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills

  • Experience leading multiple teams and numerous technology solutions simultaneously

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 5+ years of successful experience in the development and implementation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Warehouse Automation solutions within distribution operations

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that can drive process improvements and work with cross functional teams to resolve problems

  • Experience in creating technical specifications for Automation Systems and Robotic Process Automation solutions

  • Strong vendor management relationship skills to ensure align on technical requirements, scope, schedule and cost

  • Prior experience in work with Cloud/PaaS services

This position offers an exceptional opportunity to work for a Fortune 50 industry leader. If you are selected, you will join our dynamic technology team in making a difference to our business and customers. Do you think you have what it takes? Prove it! At UPS, ambition knows no time zone.

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


Category: IT - Applications Development, Mechanics and Engineering, Information Systems, Technology

Requisition Number: 182007

Location: Alpharetta,Georgia