NWS Software Developer/Engineer (PLC Specialist)
Raytheon Company
North Bay, Canada
5d ago

The North Warning System (NWS) is a joint United States and Canadian radar system that includes 47 radar sites spanning the Arctic from Labrador to the Alaska border.

The NWS provides the capability to detect airborne threats across North America's polar region, providing a command and control capability to the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).

Raytheon will provide Engineering, Operations and Maintenance of the NWS system including full care, custody, and control of the entire NWS and its components.

  • This includes 47 radar sites; five logistics support sites (LSSs), a monitoring and control center, and a radar depot. Key activities include radar, equipment and facilities maintenance / repair;
  • logistics support; and remote monitoring and control.

    Raytheon NWS is currently seeking a Software Developer / Engineer to specialize in Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Control Systems development who will be responsible for design, implementation, testing, release and documentation of software products at our North Bay Location.

    The Software Developer will work on product development of new designs and modification of existing software on various platforms to meet schedule and defined baseline requirements.

    Provides technical support during field execution, including review of change orders.

    Responsibilities :

  • Plan and execute software development for NWS equipment, primarily targeted for real time Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  • Additional requirements or opportunities will include Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Automated Test Equipment (ATE), and / or other commercial off the shelf (COTS) systems.

  • Develop software requirement specifications, designs, acceptance test plans, installation instructions, and release notes.
  • Analyze hardware systems for compatibility and requirements in regards to software development or COTS applications.
  • Liaison with mechanical, civil and electrical engineering design teams to implement new and improve existing industrial control systems.
  • Provide remote and on-site technical support and integration solutions during implementation and commissioning phases of projects.
  • Inspect software development for quality assurance (peer review).
  • Provide technical support for engineering and maintenance operations, including software failure analysis.
  • Occasional travel to remote areas of Canada’s Arctic to perform on-site engineering investigations required.
  • Performing other duties as assigned, which are unplanned or transient in nature.
  • Required Skills / Knowledge :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or College Diploma in Computer Programming with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controller development
  • Self-motivated and highly organized to keep track of multiple projects and adapt in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent oral / written communications with the ability to present and explain technical information in English to both engineers and non-technical staff.
  • Desired Skills / Knowledge

  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs.
  • Experience with Human Machine Interface (HMI) design and implementation.
  • Experience with product testing, code reviews and software collaboration.
  • Experience with commissioning and onsite system integration.
  • Understanding of electrical design and engineering implementation drawings.
  • SCADA development experience.
  • FPGA HDL experience in Verilog or VHDL.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity and an understanding of work in the Canadian Arctic.
  • Raytheon Canada Limited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a wide diversity of applicants. Raytheon is committed to providing long-

    term, sustainable and meaningful economic benefits for Inuit Beneficiaries and their communities through activities such as on-

    the-job training, mentorship and skills development at all levels of employment. If you are an Inuit Beneficiary or a Land Claim Beneficiary from the Nunatsiavut, Nunavut or Inuvialuit Settlement Region you are encouraged to submit your resume.

    NWS promotes employment equity as part of the Legislated Employment Equity Program and encourages those who are : a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority to apply.

    Individuals contacted for a job opportunity should advise the company of any accommodation measures needed in a timely manner.

    Successful completion of security clearances are required by candidate prior to starting on the program. Candidate must complete a criminal reference check and pass a security clearance check to a level as required for the position through the Canadian Government. 140734

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