Control Engineer


SESAME is the first synchrotron light source built in the Middle East , located in Allan- Jordan. The facility consists of a 20 MeV Microtron, an 800 MeV Booster synchrotron and a 2.5 GeV electron storage ring. One beamline is in operation (X-Ray Absorption) and one beamline (Infrared) will become operational at mid-2018) while two further will follow in 2019 to carry out world-class research in virtually all fields of Science.

SESAME offers a vibrating and stimulating international environment with great possibility of scientific and technical growth. SESAME is seeking to recruit a motivated Control System Engineer to carry out cutting-edge research to develop the Control System of the facility and to guarantee its reliable operation.

SESAME uses Scientific Linux as development and administrative platform. The control system of SESAME is based on EPICS and CSS. Virtual servers are running EPICS IOCs for Instrumentation control, alarm handler and archive System. Git is used for tracking the software development.


    • Development and implementation of control systems for the SESAME Synchrotron facility both for the accelerator and beamline divisions.
    • Carry out research and development tasks for the improvement of the control systems.
    • Provide operational support and analysis of installed Control Systems.
    • Interact with scientists and management to develop new control projects.
    • Debug control problems quickly and minimize (MTTR).

Essential Qualifications

    • B.Sc. degree in Control/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computing. 2 to 5 years of experience in Control Systems Software/Hardware development. Candidates with 5-10 years of proven experience can be considered for senior positions
    • Knowledge of software development in LINUX.
    • Ability in programming C/C++ and scripting languages, such as MATLAB, Python.
    • Knowledge of instrumentation and industrial controls.
    • Identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner.
    • Working in an environment that requires multi-tasks skills.
    • Working in a team but also capable of working independent without direct supervision.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
    • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications.

Desired Qualifications

    • Experience in EPICS and CSS.
    • Experience in motion control hardware and software.
    • Experience in SIEMENS and Allen Bradley PLC programming.
    • Experience in configuration management and use of software version control.
    • Experience in FPGA programming.
    • Knowledge of computer networking, messaging and distributed systems, TCP/IP etc.
    • Experience with proper wiring, cabling, testing, and termination techniques of different cables-types.
    • Previous work in a scientific research lab or a synchrotron facility.
    • Skills in troubleshooting, diagnostics, and problem-solving.

Other skills and abilities:

    • Very good level of English, reading and writing.
    • Available to travel abroad, including periods away from home.
    • Available to work occasional shifts during machine development periods.

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