Role Overview
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Defence Software Engineering team to work on one of the UKs largest defence programmes, in the production of a Platform Management System utilising industry standard COTs equipment for one of the UKs new naval vessels.
 
The software team is part of the Control Systems group within the Engineering department based in New Malden. The team provides software design and development expertise for maritime control and instrumentation systems throughout the product lifecycle. As a key member of the software team, this role will be to take customer requirements/specifications from concept through to fruition on the maritime platform management system.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Produce technical documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
  • Specify, design and test solutions for PLC systems.
  • Manage data communications with third party equipment.
  • Develop PLC code from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts or Pseudo Code.
  • Validate software designs through analysis and test.
  • Provide technical oversight of subcontractors.
  • Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals.
  • Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements.
  • Carry out any other reasonable management request.
Skills & Experience
Required Technical Skills:
  • Selection & Specification of COTS PLC equipment.
  • Design and integration of PLC control systems, with an emphasis on Siemens products.
  • Fieldbus configuration and implementation.
  •  Production of technical documentation.
Specialist Knowledge or experience of either:
  • Siemens TIA Portal - S7-1500
  • Rockwell Studio5000 - Controllogix with enhanced redundancy
  • GE ControlST - Mark VIs.
Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder only, no dual nationals. In the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.
About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established ourself as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.