• PLC Software Developer

    Job ID 2018-1176
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    Regular Full-Time
    Eligibility for Security Clearance Required
  • Overview

    The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a PLC Software Developer to join our Philadelphia Engineering Office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo CenterLincoln Financial FieldCitizens Bank Park, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to

    • Lead ladder logic changes and development for Damage Control system.
    • Support the development, maintenance, and delivery of Damage Control System (DCS) software for naval ships.
    • Contribute to all aspects of the software life cycle including but not limited to, requirements definition, software development, documentation, testing, deployment, support and maintenance.
    • Design, develop, test, install, and maintain Damage Control Systems software and supporting software products.
    • Utilize version control (Git).
    • Identify and resolve software issues through debugging, research and investigation.
    • Provide remote and onsite support of PLC problems.
    • Write, review and maintain technical documentation such as user manuals, product specifications and training materials.
    • Assist with special projects as needed.


    Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of engineering from an accredited college or university.
    • 5 or more years’ experience with PLC (Allen Bradley - RSLogix) software development.
    • Experience interfacing with sensors, motor controllers and control software. 

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Experience with Linux system a plus
    • Experience designing, developing, testing, and installing software and supporting software products.
    • Experience writing, reviewing, and maintaining technical documentation such as but not limited to new or existing software requirements, user manuals, product specifications, and training materials.
    • Experience with databases (MS Access, SQL)
    • Ability to travel up to 15%.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to go up and down shipboard stairways (ladders)
    • Handle light materials, boxes, or equipment. 

    EEO Statement

    The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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