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Systems Engineer

We are looking for a talented Systems Engineer to join our professional, expert and friendly team in Letchworth.

Job purpose

  • The ideal candidate will have a background in controls and automation engineering with a leaning or desire towards working with special purpose manufacturing/test machines varying in complexity and technology from legacy systems to the cutting edge.
  • You will be client focussed in order to deliver systems on time and to a high quality that you can be proud of.
  • ALPHR Technology uses an industry standard architecture of PLC with HMI & SCADA systems to deliver our automation machines.
  • You will undertake control system design with a mix of the vee model and agile methods, utilising the best of both worlds in order to deliver well documented, timely and cutting edge systems.
  • Supporting the senior system/software engineers during your day to day work to function as a cohesive and dynamic team of diverse people in a welcoming environment.
  • You should be comfortable with working with all stakeholders in a project, particularly with the client in both on and off site locations in the UK and around the world.
  • You will work with a global team of people within ALPHR Technology and with our technical partners around the world.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and integrating as a class owner or domain expert:
    • Rich and intuitive user interfaces.
    • Software drivers.
    • Functional software.
    • Communications Interfaces.
    • Robot control.
    • Vision systems.
    • Artificial intelligence systems.
    • Industry 4.0 systems.
    • Safety Related Systems.
  • Developing engineering specifications from customer requirements.
  • Design software and systems to specification, cost and time targets.
  • Software/System problem solving in both legacy and new special purpose machines.
  • Carry out unit, regression and integration testing at all phases of development.
  • Contribute to design standard compliance including CE / UK CA approvals.
  • Draft operating, instruction and maintenance manuals
  • Contribute to the technical construction file
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation
  • Contribute to off and on site customer support
  • Preparing and presenting control system designs for review
  • Highlight all system technical risks to senior engineers, discipline and project managers
  • Comply with departmental processes, typically the waterfall method and agile development is used
  • Carrying out design change requests
  • Work with electrical and mechanical teams integrating all disciplines into the design
  • Works with production engineers to ensure products are designed for manufacture
  • Reporting progress of all projects to Engineering Management and Project Management teams
  • Producing demonstration systems with ALPHR software
  • Developing prototypes and proofs of concept with our strategic partners
  • Taking responsibility for you and your colleagues wellbeing within the workplace

Qualifications, experience & attributes

  • Demonstrable experience working in the Automation, Software or Systems Engineering field with focus on a good selection of the following areas:
    • Robot programming and commissioning (functional and safety)
    • PLC (ALPHR focus is on Siemens S7 1200/1500 and Omron NX at present)
    • Safety related systems development
    • Vision systems such as Keyence, Cognex and Omron
    • Coding in C#, Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic.NET would be advantageous but not essential
    • HMI and SCADA systems such as Movicon or Siemens MindSphere/Mendix.
    • Digital Twin / Virtual Commissioning platforms and processes
  • Experience with GIT (Currently use BitBucket) software version control
  • Ability to use Microsoft Visual Studio (2017 onwards) where Coding is a skill (advantageous but not essential)
  • Understanding of Vision, Robot, production line testing, Programmable Logic Controllers and other automation technology is desirable
  • Experience using Jira/Trello or an equivalent system
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive technical documentation
  • Highly analytical mind, with exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to create highly creative and innovative solutions to our clients' problems
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical people in a visually and verbally
  • Ability to use hand tools and diagnostic equipment
  • A minimum of BTEC Level 4/5, HND/HNC in a relevant field to Automation/Special purpose machines and/or Software/System design
  • Aspiration, or eligibility, to register at Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status with a recognised Engineering institution

Desirable experience/abilities:

  • Electrical design within the domain of special purpose machines

To apply, please send your CV to
careers@alphrtechnology.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.