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Pushing the boundaries of discovery
With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manu­facture, and supports\\ the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.
Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200 people is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

Introduction, the World needs answers
If you want to help accelerate discoveries that change our world for the better, look no further. We are looking for motivated and inspired professionals with experience to strengthen our R&D software organization. We are devoted to bringing leading technologies to different markets with high quality products and services. There’s an enormous variety of applications of our tools for our customers! From research to create better medicines and finding a cure for cancer, to examining how the structure of wafers are build up and how the paint of a sport car can be improved! It's just a small grip out of these varieties.

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The Application Software Group (ASG)
As part of the R&D organization, ASG is committed to bring value-adding and game changing software solutions to our customers that help them with their success. ASG is a multi-site development organization divided over the R&D sites in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Hillsboro (US), Brno (Czech). This team is responsible for the development of automation/application software for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). This software offers solutions to our life sciences, material sciences and semiconductors customers, by providing dedicated workflows. Examples are automated tomography or single particle acquisition and our dedicated semiconductors solution for e.g. automated metrology/measurements on the nanometer scale.

We have a position for a talented software engineer in the application software team in Eindhoven (part of ASG). The software engineer will be part of an enthusiastic team focusing on solutions for the life sciences market, where a new era for electron microscopy is coming up (see http://www.nature.com/nmeth/focus/moy2015/index.html).
As a team you will be responsible for the full software development cycle of new features, product enhancement and maintenance of our applications. Your assignment will be a mixture of the following activities:
  • Detailing out user stories into smaller, concrete tasks
  • Create designs based on a full comprehension of the requirements, purpose and application of the product
  • Hands-on development and integration of software components created by other teams.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging of application issues in a simulation environment as well as on the TEM microscope systems available within R&D.
  • Technical debt management and focus on quality by using and extending our existing test framework and automated nightly smoke tests.

The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary, technical environment to solve complex technical (software) challenges. If you enjoy the development of software solutions on top of high-performance systems, this is an excellent opportunity. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
  • Typically requires, BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Informatics, or related technical discipline.
  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in object oriented development of technical software for high-tech equipment
  • Experience in multi-cultural environments
  • Must demonstrate clear ability to develop application software automating complex, high-performance systems
  • Eager to learn TEM domain specific knowledge and not afraid to test your software on a TEM systems yourself
  • Focus on quality, but also able to be a pragmatic issue solver where needed

Qualified candidates should have proven ability to develop, using one or more of the following languages and techniques:
  • Up-to-date C#/.NET development experience
  • WPF, Prism, Winforms, CAB,
  • Unit testing, TDD
  • Agile/Scrum development process
  • Object oriented programming and design patterns
  • Windows OS

Further preference given for hands on experience with one or more of the following areas:
  • Experience with C++, (ATL) COM, and C# interoperability
  • Source control management (RTC, Git)

Personal skills
  • A team player with good communicational skills (both written and verbal) and highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Analytical view combined with pragmatic attitude (flexibility)
  • Value oriented, getting to the essence, setting and acting according to priorities
  • Result oriented
  • Proactive and initiative-taking attitude
  • Curious, fast learning (mostly on the job)

Eligible for passport and able to travel.

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