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Control Systems Software Engineer

Requisition ID: 875

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: New Malden - POST-LON, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 9

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Are you a Software Engineer looking for a new role? W e are looking for a Software Engineer to primarily work within a software team supplying major UK naval programmes/vessels that have significant national strategic importance.

The design, build and implementation of an integrated platform monitoring system, for the command and control of major vessel systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Produce technical documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
  • Specify, design and test solutions for PLC & SCADA control systems.
  • Manage data communications with third party equipment.
  • Develop PLC & SCADA code from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts or Pseudo Code.
  • Validate software designs through analysis and test.
  • 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.
  • Provide input to project meetings and team briefings.
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.

Essential qualifications/experience

To fulfil the requirements of this job, the post-holder must have the following skills:

  • Design and integration of PLC & SCADA control systems.
  • Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Engineering Environment.
  • Siemens S7-1500 programming and integration experience.
  • Fieldbus (Profinet/Profibus) communication protocols.
  • Industrial communication and networking standards.
  • Production of technical documentation.
  • SCADA/PLC interfacing and driver configuration.
  • Software development Lifecycles, processes and procedures.
  • Experience in a PLC software engineering environment.
  • Proven experience in PLC control systems design and programming.
  • Understanding of commissioning and setting to work.
  • Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering.

Other requirements

  • Looking for flexibility? At Northrop Grumman UK we have hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearances


Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, 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.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.