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Control Systems Software Engineer

Employer
Northrop Grumman
Location
New Malden, London (Greater)
Closing date
13 Aug 2021
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Job Description

Are you a Software Engineer looking for a new role? We are looking for a Software Engineer to primarily work within a software team supplying major UK naval programmes/vessels that have significant national strategic importance. The design, build and implementation of an integrated platform monitoring system, for the command and control of major vessel systems.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a dynamic global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions worldwide. We have over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation.

In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Defence business, we support our customers’ work to create world-class mission capabilities.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving this goal.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health& well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

Working within a team of like minded, and skilful control systems software engineers, you will provide subject matter expertise both to your engineering peers as well as the programme management team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Produce technical documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
  • Specify, design and test solutions for PLC & SCADA control systems.
  • Manage data communications with third party equipment.
  • Develop PLC & SCADA code from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts or Pseudo Code.
  • Validate software designs through analysis and test.
  • Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals.
  • Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements.
  • Carry out any other reasonable management request.
  • Provide input to project meetings and team briefings.
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.

Essential qualifications/experience

To fulfil the requirements of this job, the post-holder must have the following skills:

  • Design and integration of PLC & SCADA control systems.
  • Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Engineering Environment.
  • Siemens S7-1500 programming and integration experience.
  • Fieldbus (Profinet/Profibus) communication protocols.
  • Industrial communication and networking standards.
  • Production of technical documentation.
  • SCADA/PLC interfacing and driver configuration.
  • Software development Lifecycles, processes and procedures.
  • 3+ years in a PLC software engineering environment.
  • Proven experience in PLC control systems design and programming.
  • Understanding of commissioning and setting to work.
  • Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering.

Other requirements

  • Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Company

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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