WS/2528 - Software Engineer - Manufacturing Start-up

Job ID



Information Technology/Software Developer/Programmer


Software Engineer - Manufacturing Start-up




This is a small start-up Company and a Competitive Base Salary plus benefits is on offer dependent on skills and experience.


UK East Sussex

Open To

EU nationals and UK work permit holders

Start Date


A manufacturing start-up seeks a Software Engineer to help ramp up their production from their current small-scale production capabilities. The Company are building a team of Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Process Engineer and Software Engineers and are looking for people with expertise in design/automation within their respective discipline. Applicants are invited with an engineering degree and a strong background in Software engineering, within the automotive, consumer electronic, automation, spray-processing sectors or any related volume business. The key to this role is an understanding and experience in software design engineering and/or automation. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to influence the growth of an exciting new start up.

The Company started 10 years ago and was set up by scientists from a well-known university institute that specialises in the manufacture of plasma thin film deposition tools. The ultimate goal of the company is to develop systems that allow for the commercialisation of nanomaterials produced at low temperature. These materials are produced for the Aerospace and Defence, Aesthetics, Consumer Goods, Membrane filtration and Semiconductor sectors.

With 9 people currently employed, the Company is rapidly growing and successfully launched their latest product (a high-emissivity “super-black” coating) and are now looking at establishing production capability for this.
This role encompasses many functions including:
  • Become competent in the Company’s business matters, work flows and practices.
  • Establish a control system for production line and process for the Company’s spray coatings.
  • Design and implement high volume Production Control Systems for spray coatings and their subsequent vacuum post-processing
  • Interface with suppliers to ensure they operate with production line.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A degree in Software Engineering or equivalent essential.
  • Minimum of 5 years Software Engineering experience essential.
  • Experience within the designing control systems essential.
  • Knowledge of handling and automation systems desirable
  • Strong SCADA, PLC, FieldBus and SQL programming experience essential.
  • Highly analytical/methodical – the ability to understand the problem, the tools available and to deliver the solution.
  • Independent thinker essential. The ability to understand the problem and think outside the box is key.
  • Safety System experience desirable.
  • Self-driven with strong time-management skills, the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment essential.
  • Entrepreneurial – ambition to help grow a facility and company.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills essential, with the ability to listen and discuss matters in a clear and articulate manner.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Strong organisation skills and a methodical approach to all work essential.
  • Proactive and flexible with the ability to work independently to achieve goals.
Other Information
This is a small start-up Company and a Competitive Base Salary plus benefits is on offer dependent on skills and experience.

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