The CLF is a world leading laser facility, which provides scientists from the UK and Europe with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology. The Central Laser Facility’s Engineering and Technology Division provides software and hardware controls engineering to enable laser scientists and users to fully utilise the technology for experimental research & development programmes.
A Software/Control Systems Graduate vacancy has arisen to complement a small team of software developers to design and implement laser control, target area and motion control solutions for several exciting new projects. The post involves sensitive liaison with customers to help determine and refine their requirements to produce technical specifications used in the design the control systems. The job holder will be a member of the Electrical Engineering Group and report directly to the Software Team Leader.
List of Duties/Work Programme/Responsibilities
liaison with customers to understand and determine control system technical specifications and production of technical specification
develop software for laser control, target area and motion control systems using professional development tools/techniques and producing all relevant documentation
develop software for laser diagnostic equipment including cameras and sensors to interpret real world data into useful scientific information and laser machine safety
participation in the improvement of data collection, processing and storage
participation in the maintenance of software version control and contribute towards technical report production
be aware and follow CLF rules and instructions on safe practices, responsibilities, hazards and emergency procedures associated with working in laser areas.
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be able to conduct themselves in a friendly yet professional manner at all times and be sensitive to the needs of customers when developing control system specifications
be expected to develop a good working relationship with customers and competently present themselves verbally and by written word
be able to operate independently with minimal supervision but also to be able to receive, understand and execute line management instructions where necessary
ensure line management are aware of unresolved issues when conducting their duties
present progress reports as required.
You shall also:
have an awareness of safety at work within the local environment
be equally happy to work independently and as a team player
possess excellent interpersonal skills
be co-operative and willing to participate in knowledge sharing
have the ability to manage and progress multiple tasks
degree in a STEM subject or equivalent
formal qualification in Computer Science or equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
demonstrable interest in control systems
knowledge and practical experience of software development methods
experience of programming with modern programming languages e.g. C, C#, C++, Visual Basic, Python and Java
familiarity with the Linux operating system
some knowledge of using software for control applications
an interest in designing and maintaining laser control systems, laser diagnostics and high voltage charging systems