Engineering Software System Administrator

South San Francisco, CA

About Role

Contribute to the success of Plenty by ensuring the success of our engineering design and documentation tools.  It takes a variety of engineering disciplines to make a novel manufacturing system and we therefore have a variety of CAD, PLM and data vault tools.  You will ensure function, bring order and create a roadmap to evolve our tools that matches our corporate ambition.

Type of Role


Based in South San Francisco, CA - part time remote work considered

Less than 10% travel to other company sites may be expected.

What You'll Do

  • Install and maintain PDM / PLM system infrastructure and CAD applications.

  • Implement and maintain connections between various engineering content authoring tools like mechanical and electrical CAD

  • Implement and maintain connections between our PLM and ERP systems

  • Automate engineering design workflows

  • Support CAD and PDM / PLM end users with troubleshooting and organized training

  • Advocate for Plenty with our engineering software supply chain

  • Develop an engineering software tools roadmap that allows us to hit ambitious development goals

  • Implement business rules and practices in software (example: configuration management or phase gate checklists)

  • Manage relationships with engineering software vendors; onboard new vendors as appropriate

  • Lead requirements gathering & vendor selection as needed

What We're Looking For

  • A Bachelor's degree in an engineering or computer science discipline or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years related experience or 3 years and a Master's degree

  • Experience deploying and administering business database systems

  • Experience with integration tools like message brokers

  • Experience scripting for data manipulation or ETL

  • Experience using and administering mechanical or electrical CAD systems or the ability and interested in learning by someone coming with strong software skills.

  • Project management experience (particularly software deployment)

Food Safety and Regulatory Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations

  • Support data storage and retrieval for regulatory purposes as necessary

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.