Job Title

Senior SCADA / OT Engineer – Remote, Ireland

The Role

  • Senior SCADA / OT Engineer
  • Remote Hybrid role – you must be based in Ireland and have a car and full clean driving license as some travel to client sites will be required. Some, limited, international travel will also be required
  • Permanent or Contractor opportunity

Role Brief

In this role your focus will be on the design, development, testing and validation of SCADA, Batch Control, OEE or Historian systems for a range of use cases and client projects.

You will work on one or a range of projects for SL Controls clients as part of a wider team of engineers and project managers.

Skills Brief


  • Experience developing SCADA applications using the Ignition SCADA platform is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience maintaining / developing Batch Control, OEE, Dashboards within Ignition.
  • Controls expertise across PLC, HMI & SCADA would be essential.
  • Experienced with solution delivery with industrial controls protocols such as OPC DA/ UA for equipment integration to Level 2 systems.
  • Familiarity with IoT protocols and technologies such as MQTT and Kafka would be desirable.

Desirable: Ideally you will have some or all of these skills

  • SQL Expertise: You should have experience developing / maintaining databases utilised by applications developed (MS SQL Server / Postgres desirable).
  • Experience of integration requirements for MES applications.
  • Programming Skills: Proficiency in Python scripting is an essential requirement. Additionally, C# and Visual Basic would be beneficial.
  • Agile Methodologies: Experience working in agile projects with Azure DevOps is an advantage, but not essential.

Person Brief

  • Life Science Industry Expertise: The ideal candidate will have a background within the Life Science Industry, with a strong under-standing of 21CFR , GAMP 5, GxP and validation protocols.
  • 5 years experience in a software development role is essential with higher level coding and developments skills in the likes of C#, VB, .NET, SQL Server.
  • As this is a client facing role, excellent communication and documentation skills are required in requirements definition, design and validation phases of projects.
  • The successful candidate will be required to lead projects and mentor a small team in the full life cycle of projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and track project estimates, support client proposals alongside commercial team.
  • The ability to identify, promote and share best practices within technical groups as part of continuous improvement.

Important to note:

The role is offered on a remote / hybrid basis. Only candidates based in Ireland can be considered and due to the need for international travel, only EU and UK citizens can be considered at this time. You must have a full clean driving license and car and be available to travel to clients sites as required – expected travel – circa 20%

Opportunity Brief

This is an excellent opportunity to work with clients who are global leaders in their field, helping to develop and improve upon industry leading technology solutions. SL Controls offers a supportive environment committed to employee development and wellness, along with a competitive and rounded compensation package, which rewards high performers.

Company Brief

SL Controls are experts in the area of Equipment System Integration and System Support. We specialise in assisting our customers, including many of the world’s top multinational companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, achieve their Six Sigma and OEE targets.

Over the past 20 years we have grown our business from a Sligo based enterprise into an international business with additional offices in Galway, Limerick, Leinster and Florida USA.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in industrial IT integration and regulatory compliance in support of global end users, OEM’s and Technology providers.

Find out more about working at SL Controls, our Sustainable Development Goals, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.

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