Software Engineer

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Job Ref SAE-J0001
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About FAST

FAST is an advanced manufacturing company, specialising in bespoke machine build, automation, robotics, and software solutions for companies globally.

With 25 years’ experience in industrial automation, FAST provides best in class automation solutions with a proven track record in the application of automation across all sectors and industries.  We develop bespoke technical solutions for a global client base, focusing on state-of-the-art automation technologies that are developed and can be deployed into manufacturing facilities with immediate effect.

We partner with industry leaders across the world and can provide a comprehensive portfolio comprising individual robots and robotic cells for automated production steps, all the way to large-scale customised systems.

We help our customers automate so they can focus on their core business.

What does this role contribute to the Company?

The successfully appointed candidate will play a key role in designing, developing, and implementing new software solutions in .NET, and wider integration application technologies including business partners to develop and delivery factory control systems that address the immediate and future needs of the business.

What we will ask of you:

  • Design and implementation of complex factory-critical software solutions that integrate with existing investments in manufacturing execution and factory control systems.
  • Specifying and producing factory critical software solutions that provide high dollar cost saving solutions to Operations and Research & development business challenges.
  • Involvement in the analysis & design phases of the software development life cycle
  • Work with business analyst to produce design documentation and functional specification
  • Development of software components based on specifications
  • Unit and system testing of software components
  • Implementation and testing of software systems that strictly meet customer requirements
  • Supporting, enhancing, and maintaining FAST developed software and software infrastructure/processes
  • Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing IT systems
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to solve business problems
  • To perform any additional duties in line with the position
  • Compliance with Health & safety policy and procedure

What we are looking for:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Software Engineering or Computer Science discipline or relevant experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience ideally with in software development experience
  • Experience using the .NET development environment: C#/ ASP.NET/Webforms/MVC/Webservices/WinForms/Console applications
  • Experience using MSSQL
  • Excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, identify problems, areas for improvement, define requirements, develop, and implement solutions
  • Most importantly, a genuine interest in designing the best technical solutions.


  • Experience in the application of statistics
  • Previous Web development
  • Experience of software integration within a manufacturing setting

What will we do for you?

In return we offer you the opportunity to work in a progressive innovative organisation, with ongoing rapid business growth, with opportunities for development. Our client base includes some of the world’s most successful technology-based companies and world leaders in manufacturing.  You will have autonomy to manage your own workload, with a friendly and supportive team to work with.


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