Digital Innovation Analyst

Digital Sumaré, Sao Paulo


Digital Innovation Analyst

Location: Brazil – Campinas area

Seniority level: Associate

Employment type: Full-time

Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, TN, USA, committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace, and promoting sustainable development. Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with its worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather, and water treatment to deliver exceptional service and innovative specialty chemical solutions to help boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality, and provide a measurable return on investment.  Buckman is in the middle of a digital transformation of its businesses and focused on building the capabilities and tools in support of this. If you like working for an entrepreneurial company with a sustainability mission and digital ambitions at the core of its strategy, Buckman is the place for you!

Job Description

Buckman is seeking for an creative individuals, with a curious mind who enjoy being a hands on contributor to innovate in the field of digital industrial applications. You will work closely with Buckman stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of the  water industry, also touching basis with leather, paper and performance chemical industries and will contribute to the success of Buckman’s digital strategy by collaborating with the digital team, stakeholders and external partners in initiatives and successfully completing work on global projects.

This is an exciting and impactful role that lies at the intersection of traditional Specialty Chemicals business and exciting new possibilities on the digital side leveraging Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and other emerging tools.  The role will involve collaboration with diverse stakeholders including sales, chemical innovation professionals and marketing.  You will be involved in the entire life cycle of product development, including idea generation, rapid prototyping to develop MVP candidates, product development, and commercial deployment.

The crux of the job is the development and deployment of digital solutions to solve industrial problems.  To this end, you will work with colleagues, and external consultants to identify and develop digital solutions that may involve sensors and actuators, controllers, wired and wireless networking, control logic, programming on the web, mobile and device platforms.  As important, you will be responsible for validating the solution in the lab and in the field using careful experimentation.  You will be the “digital translator” connecting stakeholders like customers, sales associates and marketers to the digital solution set involving internal and external resources. 

Basic Qualifications

  • BS, currently coursing the last period of under-grad school or equivalent experience in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related scientific/technical field
  • Fluent English is required
  • Experience with the intersection of Digital and physical worlds in one or more of the following areas:
    • Developing and deploying IoT applications
    • Basic knowledge of sensors and industrial instrumentation, with experience in at least one area:
      • Industrial automation and control systems
      • Ethernet and serial industrial networking protocols
      • Pumps, VFDs and other industrial control equipment
    • Basic knowledge of building and programming devices with experience in at least one area:
      • PCB design and rapid prototyping
      • Embedded programming
      • IPC based control platforms
    • Informal experiences with IoT application processes are a differentiator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Spanish is a differentiator
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Chemical/Mechanical/electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related engineering / technical field.
  • Creative person, who enjoys learning new digital skills on their own. A hands-on contributor
  • Participation in hackathons,
  • Desirable knowledge in project management tools aimed at software development (Jira, Slack, PlanView)
  • A propensity and competence designing bespoke sensors that suit the application.
  • Desirable experience developing and deploying digital solutions at scale in an industrial setting, with depth in more than one area:
    • Industrial automation
    • Ethernet and serial industrial networking protocols
    • Pumps, VFDs and other industrial control equipment
    • LoRaWAN and cellular wireless technologies
    • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and data historians
    • Experience with a modern IoT stack, with depth in at least one area:
    • PCB design and rapid prototyping
    • Embedded programming
    • IPC based control platforms
    • C++ and Python programming languages
    • MQTT standard protocol
    • SQL and NoSQL databases
    • Experience in the specialty chemicals sector or similar industry
    • Experience in water treatment, oil & gas, leather, power & utilities or similar industry

Preferred Personality Traits

  • A curious individual and a life-long learner
  • A tinkerer and builder who likes to create
  • A strong business focus, ownership and inner self-drive to bring connected offerings to real-world customers with tangible impact.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary, passionate and global team members
  • Strong planning and organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex projects
  • Comfortable in constantly changing environments

Initial focus areas

  • Development of innovative ways to keep sensors clean and to predictively maintain the sensors for the Water Industry