Job title: Senior Control Systems Engineer

Location: Southampton, UK – Remote can be discussed

Who are we recruiting for?

Executive Integrity is partnering with a pioneering company of large-scale marine robotic operations deploying robotic technologies to capture ocean data and deliver maritime solutions whilst minimising our environmental footprint. Our client is building the world’s largest fleet of unmanned robotic vehicles, offering the safest and most sustainable operations the industry has ever seen.

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Control Systems Engineer, this person will assist with the development of new software capabilities and integration with other programs and devices. Working within the subsea technology team, your focus will be on but not limited to the control of sophisticated robotic equipment deployed from our clients autonomous fleet.


  • Be able to work in a small, fasted-paced team in Southampton, UK;
  • Will be trained up on the different software control systems running of uncrewed vessels to be able to make resilient software design decisions;
  • Ability to build, test and deploy software;
  • Develop interface adapters and C++ programs;
  • Assist our junior Control Systems Engineers;
  • Design, specify, develop and document software solutions;
  • Lead the integration of our control system into complex 3rd party systems such as vessel control systems, electric Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and geotechnical equipment;
  • Liaise with OEMs and other vendors to aid development and rectify software issues;
  • Documentation of code and procedures for use by our operational team;
  • Participate in peer code review;
  • Domestic and international travel to support the integration of equipment and control systems on ships;
  • Develop software architecture to facilitate our clients system design;
  • Participate in and run software sprints within the ‘Control’ team;
  • Be familiar with the company’s operational procedures relating to the performance of their duties;

Are you the ideal candidate?

This role will require someone with a strong Control System Engineering background who also has experience working with hardware equipment. This role will require skills within software development and need C++ experience.


  • 5+ years of engineering experience in a suitable field;
  • Software development experience (C++;)
  • Version control with Git;
  • Networking experience;
  • Experience with robotic control systems
  • Full Driving License;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English;
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a team to deliver results within agreed timeframes;
  • Strong Interest in the development of cutting-edge robotics in the ocean sector;

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Join the marine industry most leading sustainable company
  • Be part of the world first fleet of autonomous ships
  • Develop your skills for the future technologies

Who are we?

Executive Integrity is a global executive search and recruitment consultancy with a focus in the Maritime and Renewable Energy sectors for a more sustainable world. We donate a proportion of our annual profits to Renewable World, a charity that develops affordable and innovative renewable energy solutions to poverty-stricken communities.

Every placement we make, we plant a tree with the National Trust.

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