Principal Software Design Engineer - Factory Automation

  • Sector: ConSol UK Semiconductors & Embedded Systems
  • Contact: Jamie Jenkins
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  • Duration: 12 months+
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Nijmegen
  • Salary: €50 - €70 per hour
  • Expiry Date: 29 May 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH371678_1646063748

Principal Software Design Engineer - Factory Automation

Initial 12 month contract, permanent position afterwards

Nijmegen, Netherlands (2 days/week remote)

About the role

You will be programming and developing the next-generation of connectivity software that drives the production in our client's back-end facilities in the APAC area. We aim for the lights-off factory where all machines are controlled in a fully automatic fashion so that they can operate in complete darkness. The first step on this journey is to connect the currently under-automated equipment types.

What you will do

  • Requirements engineering and software design: Take the requirements and integrate them into the existing architectures.
  • Software development: Our code base is more than 2M LoC and ranges from application software (Windows UI programming, custom compiler software, decision making engine), via Web server software (SOAP, REST, HTML/CSS/JS) so you will drive the integration with higher-level manufacturing systems such as (SOAP, JMS).
  • Software testing and reviewing: Several safety-nets guarantee the quality of our software to match the requirements. Test and review software that controls equipment for the automotive industry.
  • Documentation: Next to user manuals, can you write self-documenting code?
  • Continuous improvement: Support improvements in the way of working for software, i.e. introduction of new tools (like moving from SVN to Git) or methods (e.g. pair-programming).

What you will need

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Computer Science or comparable.
  • Solid C++ programing experience is required (Ada is a plus)
  • Network-programming (OSI-model) SOAP (WSDL), JMS SECS/GEM is a plus.
  • Solid experience in unit-, system-, and integration testing.
  • Knowledge in an xUnit-based framework, Aunit is a plus.
  • TMMi is a plus.
  • Experience with software code quality analysis, like test coverage, static analyzers (linters) Basic knowledge in statistics and control systems.
  • Willing to travel occasionally.
  • Proven experience with semiconductor assembly equipment or high precision equipment is a plus.
  • Intercultural awareness and ability to work in international teams.

Tools / technologies that we use

  • Ada and C/C++ programming languages, several scripting languages like JavaScript and Python.
  • Make / GCC based build procedure.
  • SVN and Git for revision control.
  • Jenkins for build and test automation.
  • JIRA for issue tracking.
  • Confluence for documentation.
  • Crucible / FishEye for code reviews.
  • Sonarqube / Neo4j for code analysis.