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Position: Senior Controls Engineer - Software
Institution: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Location: Lucas Heights, Australia
Duties: Design, develop, and implement specialised control and detector system software that meets the needs of the Mechatronics and Electronics group, and the facility as a whole. Program, build, or configure software that is used in control systems and electronic detectors using defined engineering processes and procedures. Perform an appropriate level of test and integration activities for the software and hardware systems deployed in the facility. Provide operational support by trouble shooting, diagnosing and solving complex problems with installed systems across the facility
Requirements: A degree or higher level in an engineering discipline or suitable qualification in a technical field. At least 6 years relevant experience in software engineering and development, through the whole software development lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation and testing. Solid knowledge, and experience, in C/C++
   
Text: Senior Controls Engineer - Software Ongoing | Full Time | $95k - $106k 15.4% super Clayton | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs Great opportunity to lead and provide technical advice in a unique facility About ANSTO The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us - improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry. The Australian Synchrotron (AS) is a division within ANSTO and one of the nation's premier research facilities that provides a vibrant focal point for researchers and industry from Australia, NZ and further afield. Employing more than 140 staff in diverse areas of synchrotron science, engineering and corporate support, the facility provides world-leading technical capability that delivers better and faster experimental techniques that enhance fundamental and applied research. The facility promotes international collaboration to enable leading-edge research and development that will greatly benefit Australia and our regional neighbours. About the position As a member of the Mechatronics and Electronics group the Senior Controls Engineer will provide software and support for a wide array of motion control systems, electronic detectors, and custom electronic components developed by the group. To be successful in this role you will be motivated by “making things work” and have demonstrated experience in specifying, designing, writing, and testing C/C++ hardware interfaces, including device drivers, in both Windows and Linux environments. You will have strong communications skills to liaise with a variety of stakeholders, including scientists, engineers, and team leaders to understand their requirements and provide technical advice. Your ability to solve problems combined with your experience in designing and implementing hardware/software interfaces will be highly valued. Duties and responsibilities Design, develop, and implement specialised control and detector system software that meets the needs of the Mechatronics and Electronics group, and the facility as a whole. Program, build, or configure software that is used in control systems and electronic detectors using defined engineering processes and procedures. Perform an appropriate level of test and integration activities for the software and hardware systems deployed in the facility. Provide operational support by trouble shooting, diagnosing and solving complex problems with installed systems across the facility. Assist in the specification and development of distributed control systems, detector systems, and custom electronic applications. Manage projects that cover a broad range of activities to ensure timely delivery that meets expectations. Skills and Experience Essential: A degree or higher level in an engineering discipline or suitable qualification in a technical field. At least 6 years relevant experience in software engineering and development, through the whole software development lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation and testing. Solid knowledge, and experience, in C/C . Experience in designing and implementing hardware device drivers. Software development experience on Linux and Windows. Well developed, effective oral and written communications skills, together with proven abilities to liaise with people at all levels. Ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously. Desirable: Experience with network-based distributed control systems and frameworks, especially EPICS. Knowledge of, and experience with, electronic detectors and controllers. Experience working in a scientific or research environment. Experience with software configuration management tools and processes. “The ability to communicate and collaborate with various technical groups, engineers, scientists other experts in their field ” - Paul Martin, Principle Engineer Why join ANSTO? ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. We support and reward our employees through eligibility for: Training, development and mentoring opportunities Performance based salary increases Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions With sites in New South Wales and Victoria, we have free onsite parking, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite cafés. If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now! TO APPLY and view the Position Information Package please visit www.ansto.gov.au and follow the links to the Current Vacancies page. For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact William Rambold on (03) 8540 5355 the HR Shared Services Team on 61 (02) 9717 3111. To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment. All applicants must be Australian citizens. Applications must be submitted on-line via our website. ANSTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer Applications close: 22 October 2017 Please click here to view the Position Information Package Opens in new window
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