JBT Corporation

Machine Vision Software Engineer

2 months ago
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Technology (Engineering, Technical)


John Bean Technologies Corporation has a long history of technical innovation. JBT traces its roots to 1884 when inventor John Bean developed a new type of spray pump to combat San Jose scale in California's orchards. Our solutions have helped create industries, and our tradition of invention continues to transform the food processing industry and contribute to our customers' success. We are a leading provider in nearly every market in which we compete, with strong relationships that only begin with the best people, equipment and technologies available anywhere. Today, JBT is a strong and balanced international market leader with over $1 billion in annual revenues.


We are looking for an innovative Software Engineer with experience in machine vision to join our X-Ray Solutions staff in our Kingston, NY facility.  The Software Engineer writes machine control, real-time software in an exciting division of a large technology company. The software controls industrial x-ray equipment with machine vision for image processing/object recognition for the food processing industry.  We have business initiatives in IoT and big data.  Works in a small tight group where the responsibilities are broad and the expectations are high. We’re looking for a flexible, self-motivated candidate who can analyze problems, formulate and execute commercially successful solutions; interface well with customers and has plenty of common sense. Stays current in and is aware of technical trends in industry.


  • C/C++/C# programming and debugging, software design and layout utilizing the OS QNX Momentics (6.x) in a multi-processor, mulit-core, multi-threaded development environment. Utilizes QNX Phab/Photon GUI/HMI. (New HMI system in future.)
  • Writing algorithms, functions, and support code for current projects
  • Software testing in office and on lab equipment locally and remotely
  • Occasional travel to customer sites, remote company facilities, etc.

Occasional Responsibilities:
Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related technical field. Emphasis on applied math is preferred.


  • 5-10 years minimum work experience in C/C++/C# programming. Broad software engineering experience is required, from overall system architecture to module design. Must have experience in:
  • Machine vision (image processing, object recognition, hardware)
  • Applied Mathematics, Computational geometry and Mathematical Optimization Algorithms
  • Real-time OS (QNX 6.x Preferred. Unix or RTLinux OK)
  • GUI/HMI design
  • Industrial controls (motion control, data acquisition, assorted interfaces)

It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department.

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