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Software Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£27960 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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

Package: £27,960 - £50,000 per annum

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 03rd June 2024

The Role?

As a Software Engineer, 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

What will you get from us?

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
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

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



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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