Software Engineer - Orion Laser Facility

  • Job Reference: R14974
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,850 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Software Engineer - Orion Laser Facility

Package: £33,850 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Would you like to join a diverse team managing the tools, from concept through to delivery, which enable the successful execution of campaigns in the world leading Orion plasma physics experimental laser facility?

As a member of the Orion Software team your main responsibilities will include:

  • Creating Software control for laser diagnostic instruments and devices

  • Writing software that controls sub-systems via HMI's

  • Supporting the Orion laser team with any software issues

  • Writing technical documentation to meet customer requirements, as required

  • Ensuring high quality of the work you deliver

  • Accountable for the safety of all aspects of work you carry out

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from having the following:

  • An ONC/HNC in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience

  • At least one Software programming system / language, preferably using one of these packages :
    - Labview,
    - C(any variation),
    - VBA,
    - Python,
    - Java,
    - Any SCADA packages

  • Experience of project life cycles and configuration control

  • Professional membership or registration preferred, or a willingness to work towards professional registration

  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually

  • Willingness to learn other software languages including Labview

Candidates must have a willingness to learn, for which training will available, but this will require an aspect for you to be self-motivated.

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and on occasions travel within the UK and overseas.