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The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Control Systems Engineer.
Description of directorate/division
You will join the Integrated Control System Division, which is designing, constructing, commissioning and operating the control systems for the ESS facility. The Integrated Control System monitors and controls most of the operational aspects. We cover a wide range of sensing, control and automation technology from highly customized electronics specific for ESS applications to standardized PLCs controlling building automation.
The Control System Hardware & Integration Group develops control systems from requirements engineering, design, implementation, procurement and delivery to installation, verification and support.
The hardware scope contains of a mixture from entirely in-house development, through community-style development in standardized open-source code bases to adaption and configuration of off-the shelf commercial systems.
Description of main responsibilities
-Involvement in the design of the different ESS control systems
-Responsible for the design, implementation and management of controls subsystems
-Perform verification of requirements, including thorough analysis, inspection, demonstration and testing
-Perform systems validation through commissioning for operations
-Perform EPICS integration of equipment
B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
About 5 years of professional experience with accelerator control systems.
-Knowledge of EPICS
-Experience with programming (C/C++, Java) and scripting (e. g. Python) languages
-Hands-on experience with control system hardware
-Experience with control system architecture and design, device integration, support and maintenance, technology evaluation, requirements solicitation and verification
-Ability to design, debug, and test control system components thoroughly
-Ability to teach, mentor and communicate technical concepts and solutions
-Knowledge of xTCA standard
-Experience with digital control systems using micro-controller and/or FPGA.
-Fluent in VHDL / C / C++ and scripting languages (preferably Python)
-Experience and knowledge of real-time operating systems
-Good knowledge of Linux system device drivers and kernel networking stack
-Proven written and oral communication skills.
-Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
-Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite. Knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.
-Ability to work effectively in and with team(s).
-Uses initiative to identify and resolve problems/issues.
To be successful and perform well in this position
Our work environment is characterised by fast growth, high rate of work, and an international atmosphere with highly academic personnel. You must therefore enjoy the diversity of such and have a personality suited for the challenges it holds. In this growing organisation you will have the possibility to take part in developing new routines and processes. Our work environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on personal initiative.
What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.
Duration & Location
The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 19th of June 2016.
For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process. For further information regarding the position, please contact Daniel Piso Fernandez, daniel.pisofernandez[at]esss.se. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Sara Margaryan, sara.margaryan[at]esss.se.
We look forward to receiving your application.