RPA Developer (ML / AI)

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 19303
Functional Area:  Innovation; Research & Development
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US #LI-Remote
Work Hours:  Standard business hours

Position Summary

  • This Newly created Process Automation Developer role will sit on our Innovation team and will specifically focus on Remote Process Automation (RPA), Business Process Automation (BPA), and Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, to seek ways to increase our internal workforce efficiency by reducing manual processes that could otherwise be made easier or eliminated, using automation technologies.
  • Our Innovation team is all about driving organizational growth by creating and validating future products, services, and business opportunities that add stakeholder value, by innovating new solutions with automation. Sounds FUN, right?
  • This NEW role will also perform technical design and development of new technology POCs, as well as to provide guidance and assistance through launch in receiving Business Units. This position will assist in long-range planning and recommendations regarding technical architecture as well.
  • Are you original and independent? Do you like to try to do things differently than they have been done in the past? Do you like to re-define problems before working on solutions? If so, then working on our Innovation team may be the right fit for you! Exciting!
  • This role can work 100% remote in the US, on-site at our Corporate Campus in Neenah, WI or hybrid. We’ve embraced remote work for many years, long before the pandemic, so you can work remotely and feel confident in joining our remote culture with 80% of associates working from home.

Job Responsibilities

  • Gains an understanding of internal processes with guidance from customers, business units, and general subject matter experts to understand the opportunities for automation.  Provides technical expertise in RPA/BPA/ML/AI technologies and sets the direction for best approach for prioritized scenarios deemed as candidates for automation improvement.
  • Develops and enhances solutions using appropriate technology to solve for automation needs. Analyze current automation footprint to understand and evaluate success or need for improvement, resulting in a reduction of FTE hours.
  • Builds data visualizations to communicate broad and complex data in simple, relevant, actionable ways.
  • Serves as a mentor to other technical staff to enhance their productivity and educate them on RPA/BPA/ML/AI strategy, thereby building internal subject matter expertise within the organization’s breath of knowledge.
  • Builds and communicates vision and strategy as the landscape of Automation / ML / AI shifts to stay in front of the technology.
  • Communicates with third party vendors, end users, customers and internal product stakeholders on systems requirements, enhancements, and recommendations to support business direction.
  • Develops and maintains a solid understanding of the technology tools and trends and remains current in new technology developments and their potential impact on the department. 



  • 5+ years of progressive experience in analysis, technical design, coding, then testing and simulation of applications, with at least 3 years in automation technologies including ML/AI.
  • Experience working with RPA/BPA tools; QuickBase is a plus.
  • Experience integrating enterprise applications.
  • Experience with relational database design.
  • Experience with API design and RESTful API Design / web services.
  • Experience mentoring others on technical issues.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or technology-related field. 
  • Demonstrated success and experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

Computer Skills:

  • Command of process automation tools.
  • Working knowledge of Java and/or C# .NET Framework. 
  • Working knowledge of ML / AI tools.
  • Working knowledge of React, HTML and/or JavaScript.
  • Experience building applications with Microsoft Azure is nice to have.
  • Understanding of SQL Server development and database structures.

Other Requirements:

  • Advanced MS Excel skills, such as macros and pivot tables.
  • Ability to learn and utilize a variety of software applications. Strong technical aptitude.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels.
  • Systems analysis and design skills.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical and non-technical issues with customers, vendors, and product stakeholders at various levels.


  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Annual Reviews, Merit Increases
  • Quarterly Bonus Program
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit Sharing
  • 17 PTO Days + 8 Paid Company Holidays + 1 Paid Floating Holiday
  • Work/Life Balance & Flex Time
  • Annual Learning & Development Subscriptions  
  • Free access to FLEX by Fitness on Demand providing 24/7 access to online workout videos
  • Strong company culture that fosters internal growth and development
  • Computer Equipment Provided for Home Office


We Protect People & The Businesses They Run™


Every associate at J. J. Keller makes a difference by creating safer, more respectful workplaces. Whether serving our customers directly with expertise in safety and regulatory compliance or supporting the business with specialized skills, together we contribute to better workplaces for people across North America.


J. J. Keller History:  November 1, 2023, marked 70 years of business for J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Click HERE to take a tour through three generations of this family-owned business – from our founding as a one-man consulting firm through decades of delivering on our purpose of protecting people and the businesses they run.


J. J. Keller Career Stories:  Click HERE to hear from our associates about what they have to say about life as an associate at J. J. Keller.


J. J. Keller Earns 7th Great Place to Work Certification™:  Click HERE to find out what makes J. J. Keller great.


J. J. Keller Certified as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace® in America:  Click HERE to find out why our associates LOVE working at J. J. Keller.


2023 Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation:  Click HERE to learn more about this prestigious recognition.

J. J. Keller provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):  Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan, etc. The compensation range for this role is $98,000.00 to $115,000.00 which varies depending on factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s overall experience and geographic location. Note that J. J. Keller is not currently recruiting employees to work in California.


If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.


Professional Referral Program:  Not the right role for you, but know someone who could be a great fit? Click HERE to refer them to us through our Professional Referral Program and you will earn a cash payment if your referral is hired.


J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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