Senior Software Controls Engineer


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Controls Engineer to join our team.  Your skills will be vital in providing leadership on projects and delivering best in class delivery for various projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Modular’s commercial team in preparing project proposals.
  • Critically analyse customer requirements to develop detailed software development requirements.
  • Work closely with hardware and software vendors to ensure Modular are integrating the latest technologies into our designs.
  • Design, develop and test software to deliver on our customer requirements.
  • Support and mentor junior team members.
  • Project ownership from management, communication, execution & delivery of allocated projects, reporting back on project progress (technical issues / project updates) as required.
  • Lead meetings both internally and with our customers.
  • Support continuous improvement within the software department.
  • Support department goals and objectives.
  • Some travel required will be required. 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5+ years post qualification experience in a similar role or related role.
  • L8 Degree in Software development or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated leadership in project management.
  • Proficiency in task estimation and software development project planning.
  • Experience in software design for PLCs, Robotic, HMI and or Vision System applications.
  • Knowledge of test-driven software development.
  • Experience of software development for PLCs, Robotic, HMI, Vision System and or Data Management applications.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to junior team members.
  • Full Clean Driver’s License is required.

Key Skills & Abilities:

  • Team player, ability to work in and embrace a highly motivated collaborative team culture.
  • Experience of developing software for automation solutions.
  • Experience of commissioning automated equipment.
  • Ability to debug automated equipment.
  • Excellent organisational & project management skills.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to junior team members.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Trustworthy & efficient.
  • Ability to make responsible & effective decisions.
  • Effective planning, prioritisation, and task management skills.
  • Effective and efficient communication with colleagues and customers.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness.
  • Competent technical writing and presentation skills.


  • Programming experience in any of the following IDEs, AB Studio 5000, ABB RobotStudio, KUKA WorkVisual, Fanuc RoboGuide, AB FactoryTalk View Studio Cognex Insight.
  • Commissioning and debug of automated systems.
  • Commissioning and debug of communication network architectures.
  • Machine Systems Design.
  • Knowledge of the stages of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working with FDA regulated industries such as Medical Device and Pharmaceutical.
  • Knowledge of GAMP software development life cycle.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in 21 CFR Part 11 implementation.

What we offer: 

At Modular Automation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees’ well-being and professional development, including flexible work arrangements, health insurance contributions, company bonus, maternity and paternity leave, pension plan, training support, and various wellness initiatives.

About Modular Automation:

Modular Automation, based in Shannon, Co. Clare, is a Tier 1 engineering company offering automation and integration solutions to the world’s leading medical technology manufacturers. We excel in the integration of the latest engineering technologies such as collaborative and autonomous mobile robots (AMR’s), machine tending and transport solutions, and Industry 4.0 applications. Our company’s excellence is rooted in a fusion of pioneering design, advanced engineering, and an unwavering dedication to precision.

Our purpose at Modular is to enable the world’s leading medical technology companies to manufacture sophisticated, ultra-high quality, life-changing products, at scale. Over our 40-year history, we have garnered a significant reputation with our customers for delivering innovative and reliable automation solutions. We are proud at Modular, to work within a talented and diverse community of professionals who bring expertise and innovation into solving the automation challenges of our medical device customers.

For ten consecutive years, Modular has received recognition by Deloitte as a Platinum level “Best Managed Company”.  We operate in a customer-centric and collaborative culture and environment, and the way our team works together and with our partners and customers builds long-term trust and deep relationships. We have the expertise, commitment, and determination to make the unknown known, and our team will go the extra mile to make it happen. 

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change. Modular Automation is an equal opportunities employer.

Modular Automation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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