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Software Engineer (12 month contract)

Snap-on DiagnosticsCorkContract

Snap-on Incorporated is a $8.4 billion leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of tool and equipment solutions for professional technicians, motor service shop owners, specialty repair centres, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial tool users world-wide. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation and industrial service industries.

Snap-on's mission is to create value by providing innovative solutions to the transportation service and industrial markets worldwide. Snap-on has long been the leader in producing the highest quality hand tools for the professional technician, but today, Snap-on is more than a hand tool company. Today, Snap-on surrounds its customers with a full range of capabilities.

Snap-on's present and future success is driven by its competitive advantages. These advantages give substance to Snap-on's ambitions, shape its strategies and define the essence of its value as an investment and an institution. Snap-on has assembled the industry's most complete portfolio of technology solutions and has the development capabilities to address the service challenges of tomorrow.

The Cork facility is one of several Snap-on global engineering sites and employs over 70 development professionals. The European Vehicle Communication Software (VCS) team consists of 30 people within the Cork facility, operating within a wider team of employees located in the US, China, Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

Snap-on Diagnostics ( is seeking to hire an outstanding Software Engineer to assist Snap-on’s Vehicle Communication Software (VCS) team maintain and release quality software products. Candidates must possess a keen interest in software development best practice. The candidate should be self-motivated, able to work on his/her own initiative and be able to work in a team environment.

Job Description:

This position requires an excellent team player with good communication skills who clearly demonstrates a passion for delivering software of uncompromising quality to customers. The successful candidate will frequently be required to work on a cross-functional level with other Snap-on facilities. This position requires the design and development of software for real time embedded automotive diagnostic applications.

Essential Skills Required:

  • Experienced in C/C++
  • Embedded systems development for 32-bit microcontrollers
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills
  • GUI development experience
  • Experience integrating with web services
  • Self-motivated, results oriented with the ability to deliver the highest-quality software using industry best-practice methodologies
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

The following skills are not essential, but desirable:

  • Cross-platform development using a range of IDE’s
  • Proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or later
  • Knowledge of internet protocols HTTP, TCP/IP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test driven development, unit testing/refactoring
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Experience working with source control systems
  • Interest in automotive/industrial technologies

Educational Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Software Development or an equivalent discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience in software development

Successful Candidates Roles and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Design and implementation of software for handheld automotive diagnostic products
  • Collaborate with global Product Development Teams in all Snap-on locations
  • Collaborate with Applications Engineers in the development of innovative software solutions for vehicle specific functions and issues.
  • Product validation and testing
  • Other duties as required by the manager

Benefits include:

  • Competitive package for this full time position
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension contributions
  • Office hours
  • 26 days holidays plus public holidays
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