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Software Engineer - VR/21132

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Status: Temporary
Location: Portlethen, Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/21132
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Software Engineer on a 3-6-month contract basis for an oil and gas company based just outside of Portlethen in Aberdeenshire. The company is ideally looking to take on a candidate who is available at short notice.

The Software Engineer will have the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Working independently and as part of the Repair and Field Services team to develop, maintain and support various software projects.
  • Advising on software issues and upgrades.
  • Being the Repair and Field Services expert on software issues for troubleshooting, and providing assistance to customers and client technicians.
  • Assisting the Lead Controls Engineer with the development, improvement and testing of new and existing products.
  • Following, reviewing and creating work instructions and procedures for software and support related activities.
  • Providing training and support to Field Service Technicians globally.
  • Assisting with the testing of manufactured products.


  • A Degree qualification in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of 5 years’ equivalent experience in a relevant role, is essential.
  • Lean knowledge would be preferred.



  • Expert knowledge of software development, including C#, Visual Basic, .NET Framework, WPF, MySQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Possessing the ability to review, debug and optimise existing software projects.
  • Strong understanding of networking and communications.
  • Strong understanding of software versioning tools.


  • Demonstrable working knowledge and understanding of PLC Controls equipment, including Allen Bradley and Siemens.
  • Possessing the ability to read and understand engineering drawings & specifications and have an understanding of engineering terminologies.
  • An understanding of hydraulic systems and schematics.
  • An understanding of torque equipment.
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