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Job Reference ST6368
Location Bridgend
Salary / Hourly Rate £35,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE
Sector Engineering
Job Type Permanent
Details Full Time
Date Posted 22 Nov 2018

Job Description

Software Systems Engineer
£35-40k (DOE)

Our client is looking for a candidate to take responsibility for the design, development and maintenance of the software and control systems for existing and future software projects, as agreed with the Engineering Programme Manager, including writing of all documentation relating to these software projects. To provide support to New Product Development (NPD) Project Managers and the Service Manager in relation to their tasks for developing new products and maintaining existing products.

To provide complete back up capabilities to the Software Systems Manager in relation to the core Nova and CAPRIS wire marker systems and other products as agreed from time to time.

Principal Accountabilities:

•Carry out analysis of software requirements according to product definition and specific customer needs as required
•Ensure timely generation of the required system specifications including design, system interfaces and product definition
•Design and development of software code to meet specified requirements using the software language(s) most appropriate to the system, noting legacy systems are coded in, including customer defined upgrades
•Prepare module descriptions, test plans and procedures and other software documentation as required, verifying that the software product is in accordance with the specified requirements
•Prepare all necessary design review documentation and distribute to Company personnel as appropriate for discussion
•Liaise with end users and other relevant contractors and sub-contractors in order to ensure compliance with system requirements
•Participate in investigations into system problems which may arise at any stage from design, coding and testing through to acceptance and on-going use of the products.
•Propose, define and implement solutions to problems including bug-fixing and system modification and/or enhancement so as to prevent as far as possible recurrence of problems
•To establish and maintain an in depth knowledge and understanding of Spectrum’s legacy CAPRIS and Nova wire marker systems control software (
• To provide a complete back up to the Software Systems Manager in relation to the core Nova and CAPRIS wire marker systems and other products as agreed from time to time.
•Work as part of the product development and production teams to provide software design and development input
•Undertake other projects and duties as requested and which are within the competence of the job holder.

Educational Level:

The candidate will be educated to HND/Degree level preferably in Computer Science, Computer Studies or Mathematics. Other candidates will be considered with relevant skills and experience.


The candidate will have a solid engineering background developing computer based control systems in .net languages for the control of complex automated machine tools. This must include hands on experience with and C#. The candidate will have a proven track record in software development as a dedicated programmer or as part of a small team for at least 5 years or more.
The candidate will be experienced in the full product life cycle from initial specification, through development, test, deployment and product support (local and remote).
The candidate will have experience of travelling to customer locations for new system installation, troubleshooting and upgrades as applicable.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ideally the candidate will possess a good subset of the following knowledge and skills:

Key skills:
•Microsoft Visual Studio (VB6, VB.NET, C, C#)
•Raspberry Pi development (under Windows 10)
•Multi Serial Communications
•Socket / Ethernet Communications
•PLC experience (Mitsubishi, OMRON, TRIO)
•Digital I/O processing.
•Analogue I/O processing.
•Blue Chip Technologies Industrial Control I/O cards
•Vision systems
•Frame grabbers

Useful skills:
•X/Y Table control
•Motion controllers
•Front end application development
•Industrial laser control / applications
•Factory automation

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