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Controls Software Engineer

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

501-1,000 employees

Develops compact fusion power plants


Compensation Overview

$80k - $180kAnnually

Senior, Expert

Milpitas, CA, USA

Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience as a controls engineer on complex mechanical systems
  • PLC programming experience in IEC 611:31-3 languages
  • Familiar with modern tools like github and CI/CD release management
  • HMI design, implementation and maintenance utilizing Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform
  • Experience with fieldbus systems such as EtherCAT
  • Experience developing and tuning control loops
  • Experience with enclosure design compliant with NFPA79/NEC/UL508A standards
  • Experience with power distribution and controls
  • Experience with cable and harness design using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience with specification generation and suppler engagement
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Design for manufacturability, serviceability, and simplicity over complexity
  • Knowledge of interlock systems and methods that conform to NFPA 79
  • Familiarly with applying ISO, NFPA, UL and other standards to design solutions
  • Experience in Beckhoff and Siemens controls platforms
  • Work closely with R&D team to outline interfaces and requirements for equipment and software operation for equipment control
  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and balance product specifications, operational control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality, and lead time limits
  • Write, and debug PLC structured text with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable, and reusable
  • Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding industrial equipment
  • Design, modify, and approve electrical schematics for industrial and test equipment (compliant with NFPA79/NEC/UL508A standards)
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting
  • Create machine interactions with plant-wide SCADA to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and operational variables
  • Debug and optimize automated operations to maximize cycle time, improve availability, and yield
  • Work with external software contractors to develop the control systems for internal tools (Define requirements, manage priorities, drive testing and implementation plans)
Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems


Commonwealth Fusion Systems is leading the charge in developing compact fusion power plants, utilizing cutting-edge high-temperature superconducting magnet technology. This focus allows for quicker and more cost-effective construction of sustainable energy sources. With projects like SPARC, which aims to be the world's first net energy fusion demonstration device, the company not only demonstrates its leadership in the energy sector but also its commitment to addressing climate change through innovative solutions.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



12.5 Company-wide Holidays

Our vacation policy is 'take vacation'

Our sick time policy is 'get better and try not to make others sick'

Generous parental leave policy

Health Reimbursement

Health, Dependent Care, & Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts

Delta Dental, Blue 20/20 Vision optional

Wellbeing / Headspace coverage

Short-term & long-term disability

Life and AD&D insurance