Software Engineer (PLC EXPERT)

Jobshop UK Limited
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Abingdon based client is currently looking for Software Engineer's of all abilities (graduate - Senior) to join their thriving Nanotechnology company.

You will be a Software Engineer, ready to take the next step as a key player in the design and development of software architecture for machine accessories and retro-fits, for both current and new equiptment and automation. You will also be highly involved in identifying and solving problems related to production processes, equipment and manufacurability.

You will be a great communicator, and will ensure that the company's innovative technology is implemented and maintained efficiently and within the parameters defined.

In addition, there will be an immediate requirement for setting a robust software architecture, encompassing all current and new hardware.


  • Working in conjuction with mechanical and automation engineering, and R&D in the development of current machines, and the design of new machines
  • Project managing with hands-on ownership of all aspects of software developments, from detailed design through to final validation
  • Ensuring all prototypes are programmed to the correct/desired standard and are validated for use
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Assisting the R&D, Service and support and Manufactoring teams as and when required (time permitting)
  • Occasional travelling may be required for this post


  • Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering / Architecture (preferred); Other technical qualifications considered
  • Strong multi language PLC / PAC programming capabilities; Opto 22, Mitsubishi, Siemens desirable, but other language packs considered
  • The candidate needs excellent problem solving skills and must possess and be able to demonstrate a flair for creativity and innovation
  • 'Cradle to grave' development experience, with exposure to supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation, mass production release
  • Flowchart Creation and management
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative and demonstrate excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, between multiple projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels


  • High proficiency in machine / automation software development
  • Experience in rapid architecture design and code reformatting
  • Proficient in software diagnostics
  • Experience in HMI design
  • Creating / participating in FMEAs
  • Design of experiment programs and design verification plans
  • Experience of CE / UL standards would be advantageous, including; safety of machinery - general principles of design - risk assessment and risk reduction ISO 12100, Safety of machinery - safety related parts of control systems BS EN ISO 13849
  • Proficient in the preparation of all related documentation
  • Participating in activities with cross disciplinary project teams

Our Client is willing to accept applications from candidates with less than 5 years experience, as they are happy to offer career development for the right candidate.

Very competitive package available for the right person.