Headquarters Canada
Beckhoff Automation Ltd.

4 Schiedel Court, Unit 1-3
Cambridge ON N3C 0H1, Canada

+1 226-765-7700

Software Product Manager (f/m/x) – Remote

Headquarters United States
Beckhoff Automation LLC
Product Management
As soon as possible

Beckhoff implements open automation systems using proven PC-based control technology. The main areas that the product range covers are industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology, automation software, control cabinet-free automation, and hardware for machine vision.


  • Take lead/ownership of subset of TwinCAT automation software product family. This includes the following functions related to those products:

Product Expertise

  • become knowledgeable with the functions and features of your software products; customer will expect detailed conversation about your products
  • support training and product introduction for new products for team members, external colleagues, and early adopter clients
  • provide application approach strategies using TwinCAT software tools and functions for both internal colleagues and external clients
  • stay knowledgeable about competitor offerings, trends in our controls market, and feedback about software product needs in our market our customer base
  • direct connection with product team at Beckhoff German Headquarters to communicate product requirements/feature requests, as well as escalated major product functional issues
  • listen for, and look for ways to improve your software products (usability, feature sets, innovations and communicate this to Beckhoff German Product Managers to be implemented)
  • identify “product solutions”, fulfilling common solutions in industry by bringing together various products from the expansive Beckhoff portfolio; manage creation of the solution or sample solution
  • create knowledge base articles, updating wiki and small group trainings

Product Promotion

  • develop and execute launch strategies new products within U.S. market
  • work with Marketing Communications to create product promotion materials such as videos, webinars, articles
  • create and/or refine product message for field team to deliver to clients (product use cases, advantages, success stories)
  • create software demos to promote product features, includes industry trade show demos, digitally accessible demos, sample code/projects, etc.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • programming of web technologies (HTML5/JS/CSS)
  • experience with JavaScript/TypeScript
  • experience in sophisticated development environments and tools such as CI/CD, source control offerings, build servers, etc.
  • Computer science concepts in including source control and object oriented programming (OOP)
  • automation systems architecture and planning
  • industrial controls systems and programming
  • IEC 61131-3 and 3rd programming languages
  • experience with TwinCAT software
  • experience with Industrial HMI software and applications
  • basic familiarity with industrial fieldbuses/EtherCAT
  • optional: experience with MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • optional: experience with LabVIEW
  • optional: experience with Machine Learning

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field from a four-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience, 5-8 years’ experience
  • ideally experience on commercial aspects of product, i.e. Product Management, Sales, etc.
  • experience with industrial control systems (PLC, embedded, PC-based, etc.)
  • ability to handle multiple issues, prioritizing and effectively managing team resources.
  • ability to lead team efforts in recognizing large scale issues and coordinate efforts with other team members to quickly solve large scale problems
  • ability to relate well in a customer service role with technology end users.
  • ability to work in a high stress environment while maintaining professionalism.
  • excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to clients, companywide, and/or departmental meetings
  • an active and valid driver’s license with the ability to travel


  • exciting tasks in an international environment at the technology leader in automation
  • a future-proof job with an economically sound global player
  • all advantages of an owner-managed family company
  • an open and family-oriented corporate culture
  • freedom for personal expansion and professional development

Ms. Danielle Janczak
Headquarters United States
Beckhoff Automation LLC
13130 Dakota Avenue
Savage, MN 55378
United States