Software Engineer - Real Time

21 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
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Software Engineer - Real Time

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Role Summary/Purpose
As a Software Engineer, you will be developing embedded and PC based software primarily for use within the GE SCADA substation automation business. The role will involve both the support and enhancement of existing systems, together with the design and development of new systems and architectures going forward. This will mean working closely with the GE Service organization to ensure that new developments are aligned with their business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities
This role will be responsible for ensuring that legacy products & solutions are supported to the high quality that is expected by our Customers. New developments will also be needed to support the latest hardware, communications protocols & to provide new features to enhance the capability of the system.
In detail, the applicant will need to:
• Propose and estimate the development of new features and enhancements
• Undertake the complete software development lifecycle to create and test new software components as per the GE software development quality system
• Ensure that the correct regulations and standards are being adhered to during development
• Perform technical reviews of sales tenders to ensure that the proposals are technically sound
• Investigate and introduce the use of standard GE products where possible
• Participate in defining the strategy for current products and systems as well as influencing our future technical solutions (NPIs)
• Establish and maintain high quality standard technical documentation
• Work within a multi-skilled team of engineers, draughtsman, technicians and/or test engineers
• Liaise with other GE Units, Customers, suppliers and sub-contractors
• Attend Customer sites to assist with fault finding on systems if required
• When necessary, work away from the office for short periods to provide technical support for tendering, Customer and Supplier meetings

• Degree level in software engineering or similar
• PC literate and familiar with Microsoft business tools
• Experience in capturing requirements and writing technical specifications
• Excellent C coding and real time software development skills.
• Understanding of communication protocols (TCP socket and Serial communications).
• Knowledge of DNP3, IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-101 (IEC 101) protocols would be highly beneficial
• C++ coding knowledge and familiarity with the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.
• Knowledge of Windows CE would be beneficial
• Knowledge of C# would be beneficial
• Knowledge of QT application framework would be beneficial
• Basic knowledge of electrical systems or substation control systems would be beneficial
• Knowledge of design principles and have the capability to write clear documentation.
• You must have a flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic approach, be a good team player and an effective communicator.
• Previous experience in a similar or related role

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

Desired Characteristics
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
• Familiarity with a variety of engineering areas
• Communicates the business vision effectively in an open and consistent manner
• Encourages input from all members of the team
• Displays good interpersonal skills - is accessible and approachable
• Anticipates customer needs and ensures they are met