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Controls Software Engineer
Lund, Skåne, Sweden
The Accelerator Division at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Controls Software Engineer.
ESS is seeking an expert software developer for its Integrated Control System (ICS) department. The ESS accelerator, a pulsed superconducting linac, to be built in Lund, will produce a 5MW average power proton beam, driving the world’s most powerful neutron source. The ICS will control ESS accelerator, target, scientific experiments and conventional facilities. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing high level controls and physics applications within ICS.
Description of main responsibilities
The main responsibility will be software development of physics and control system high level codes including interface definition, interface implementation, application and tool design, as well as perform other common tasks that are relevant to the position. The applicant will work with many scientists and engineers across ESS divisions to complete the tasks.
Candidates are expected to have at least a masters degree in computer science or equivalent software development education as well as several years of experience of practical work with application development stemming from scientific environments. In particular the candidate should be familiar with the following:
- Mainstream programming languages (C, C++, C#, Java)
- Control system frameworks (EPICS)
- Software development tools (CVSs, IDEs, VMs)
- Accelerator physics applications (TraceWin, MADX,…)
- Accelerator physics
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.
What ESS can offer
- Opportunity to work in an international environment.
- A unique opportunity to be involved from an early stage, in the development of a world-leading center for materials research.
- Possibility for personal development.
- Relocation assistance, including family support and Swedish language course, is offered.
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 covering letter in English by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button and following the instructions.
It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided.
Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 23 September 2012.
The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened. Therefore we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible.
We look forward to receiving your application.