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Software Programmer

Matchtech|London, GB
2 months ago
We are looking to recruiting a Software Engineer/Developer for their growing PLC, SCADA and M&E integration business.

This position is an opportunity for someone looking to develop technical skills, working within an experienced team of dedicated specialists.

Our clients are involved in national, large-scale infrastructure. We build 'soft' real-time systems, often with a safety-critical element. Projects range from controlling ventilation systems in railway tunnels to building automation systems and bespoke SCADA development.

We are use a variety of software tools. Programming languages include Visual C++, JavaScript and TypeScript and a specialist, proprietary scripting language. Platforms include large-scale, distributed PC and PLC systems and Node/React-based intranet instrument monitoring. We are a Windows shop.

The role involves seeing projects through from beginning to end:
* Software design, including writing specifications for the customer and creating mock-up user interfaces. This may involve pre-project consultancy assignments, with time spent on site.
* Coding of bespoke systems using both standard and proprietary tools.
* Development of web applications using modern tools and frameworks, for example Node and React.
* Set up and configuration of PCs, networks and web-based systems.
* Site commissioning and testing, including writing factory and site acceptance test documents.

Must have:
* Full stack JavaScript programmer with Node and React
* Ability in other modern programming languages. We use C++ and curly-bracket scripting languages, but will consider experience in languages such as Java and C#.
* Solid Windows background, programming and configuration.
* The right candidate must be adaptable. As well as coding, the successful candidate will create displays and illustrations, write reports and manuals and perform on-site commissioning.
* A minimum of either a degree or HND in a software based course preferably including some control systems engineering
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Be flexible in terms of hours of attendance and working at customer sites, on occasion work outside of normal office hours will be required during commissioning and testing of systems.

Nice to have:
* Experience in with real time and embedded systems.
* Experience with TypeScript, Webpack, D3.js, SVG
* Good knowledge of core modern software tools and practices: Git version control, build and CI tools, SQL databases, HTML and CSS, JSON, regular expressions, SSL, unit tests and so on.
* Knowledge and experience of network programming and understanding of network design
* Any training in software design techniques, such as object-oriented and functional programming.


* Based working from home and the West London office with travel between offices and to clients' sites as required. During the Covid-19 crisis, most engineers have been working from home with time spent in the office and / or client's sites for testing and commissioning systems. We envisage continuing to support working from home but when joining candidates will be expected to attend the office for a number of days over several weeks for business and technical inductions.
* A competitive salary with annual bonus scheme
* Pension scheme - with the company contributing 5% of salary
* Small and friendly team
* 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays plus the annual Christmas shutdown