Software Engineer

Location:

East Grinstead

Reports to:

Senior Software Engineer

Date of Issue:

March 2022

FTT is the world’s leading supplier of reaction-to-fire testing equipment, with an enviable growth record has become the major supplier dedicated to the design and manufacture of fire testing equipment. During the last 10 years, its directors and senior researchers have participated in British, International, CEN and ASTM standardisation committees, ensuring the company is totally involved in the future of fire testing methods and equipment.

From our headquarters in East Grinstead, these instruments are sold worldwide, with over 90% of our production being exported.

 

We are part of the Judges Scientific group (https://www.judges.uk.com/), a UK-based group of scientific and engineering-based companies.

 

FTT require a software engineer to develop new software and for the continuous improvement of existing software for their range of fire science instruments.  Working as part of the software team and alongside FTT’s team of engineers and fire scientists, the software engineer will have responsibility for implementing the features necessary to control the instruments and process the acquired data as defined by the applicable standards and FTT’s fire scientists.

Tasks and main responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain bespoke processing and control software.
  • Define new project specifications and provide regular project updates.
  • Maintaining software version control and updating of online manual.
  • Testing new software features with required hardware.
  • Providing software support for the installation team and customers as required.
  • Compliance with all internal quality and Health and Safety procedures.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience as a software developer working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • C#, .Net, WPF, XAML, OO, Visual Studio, C, GIT
  • Real time embedded development. Ideally ARM
  • Experience with control systems, data acquisition and processing
  • Good appreciation of electronics hardware
  • Effective team player
  • Highly motivated and able to build close relationships internally and externally to achieve an end goal.
  • Ability to influence individuals and teams
  • Familiar with QMS, documenting software changes and version control
  • Familiarity with writing project requirements specifications and working to project time lines
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a pro-active strategic approach to challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • WINDEV
  • Device driver implementation
  • USB, SPI, I2C, MODBUS
  • PIC

Other Duties:

Any reasonable task requested by the company.

Principal Contacts:

  • Internal: Operations, Test, Service & Support, Technical.
  • External: Customers

Fire Testing Technology is an equal opportunities employer

You will need to be prepared to move within easy commuting distance of our headquarters in East Grinstead and have permission to live and work within the UK.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the role we cannot offer home working.  Our site is COVID 19 secure and we take the health and safety of our staff very seriously

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for this position to:

MatthewBackshall@fire-testing.com