Software Development EngineerManual Machinist
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd
Edinburgh, GB
4d ago

Software Development Engineer

As part of our product development strategy we are looking for Software Engineers to join our teams designing and developing software for our expanding range of Spectrometer products at our Livingston base.

Our software products cover a broad range of functionality, ranging from data acquisition and hardware control to graphical visualisation, data processing and numerical analysis, and data management.

You should be

  • A self-starter with several years of experience in commercial or industrial software product development for the Microsoft Windows platform
  • Degree qualified in software engineering or a related engineering / science discipline with relevant software development experience.
  • Highly fluent in technical English
  • Lives within or willing to relocate to reasonable commuting distance of Livingston
  • Valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.
  • Technical Skills Required

  • Broad Microsoft Windows programming experience currently we use Delphi, C++ and C# languages
  • Experience in all areas of software development from gathering requirements and writing specs to testing / debugging and documentation
  • A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Design methods and patterns
  • Demonstrable UI design skills
  • Experience of using Source Code Management and Bug tracking tools in a team environment
  • Any additional experience in at least one of the following areas is welcomed

  • Instrumentation Scientific / Medical, hardware interfacing, data acquisition, USB devices, sensors, motor control, etc.
  • Graphics Data visualisation, charting, 3D
  • Mathematical programming Algorithms, statistics, etc.
  • Benefits

  • Edinburgh Instruments operates flexible working hours within a 37.5 hour working week, including an early finish on Fridays.
  • Employment paid sickness, death in service & permanent health insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Paid holidays with flexible statutory holidays and a Christmas shutdown
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Manual Machinist

    Company : Techcomp Research & Engineering Centre

    Job Title : Manual Machinist Reports to : Product Development Manager

    Location : Livingston, Scotland

    Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities :

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, Manual Machinist to join our expanding team within Techcomp, Scotland, UK.

    In this role, you will contribute to manufacturing precision components used within scientific instrumentation, and laboratory products.

    The role will require the ability to fit in well as part of a team, whilst also being capable of working independently. Work activities will include :

  • Precision milling of aluminium, steel and plastic components from scratch using manual mills.
  • Modification of components using mills and hand tools.
  • Providing support and advice on the manufacturing considerations of components as required.
  • Qualifications & Experience :

    Essential :

  • Time served apprenticeship in machining / Diploma or higher formal qualification in a component manufacturing discipline (Candidates without formal qualifications who can demonstrate relevant experience will also be considered).
  • Highly experienced manual machinist with the ability of milling precision components in a range of materials (aluminium, steel and plastic) using 3 axis vertical turret mill.
  • Understanding of 2D technical drawings, including tolerances, material & finishing requirements.
  • Excellent practical machining and engineering skills, including modification and finishing of components using hand tools.
  • Comfortable using computer equipment and basic windows software (Email, word and excel).
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of using Bridgeport vertical turret / knee mills, including dividing head attachments.
  • Experience in using manual lathes to produce precision components in a range of materials (aluminium, steel and plastic).
  • Experience of using CAD or PDM software to view technical drawings.
  • Personal attributes :

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Individual who takes pride in their work and strives to produce high quality components, with an eye for detail.
  • Remuneration :

  • Salary : The range for this post is £DOE plus pension and PHI.
  • Download an overview of Techcomp Research & Engineering Centre

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