Software Engineers - Orion Laser Facility

  • Job Reference: R14974
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £2,800 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Software Engineer - Orion Laser Facility

AWE has opportunities for both junior and experienced Software Engineers to join our team working in our Orion Laser Facility. These roles offer excellent career progression opportunities!

Package: £28,000 - £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

For junior Software Developers, you would be undertaking the same responsibilities but under supervision and with more hands-on support whilst you initially pick things up.

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.