Bruker Corporation

Staff Software Engineer IV

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Barbara
Posted Date 1 week ago(10/15/2021 2:23 PM)
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As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.




The Staff Software Engineer will be based at Santa Barbara, CA, contributing directly to the design and development of our market-leading Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) products. Responsibilities include work on the full spectrum of software development from application design to hardware interfaces and instrument control of complex systems for precision positioning, measurement, and data analysis. This position requires strong initiative, close teamwork, technical curiosity, and frequent communication. As a staff team member, you will be responsible for working closely with scientists and engineers to interpret requirements and deliver the established product capabilities.



  1. Expert knowledge and experience using C++, C#, MFC, WPF, and layered software systems using object-oriented design to develop software for automated semiconductor industrial measurement and control applications.
  2. Working experience in C#/C++ interoperability with CLI.
  3. Thorough working knowledge and experience with multi-threaded programming for Windows and .Net.
  4. Experience designing and coding large Windows based systems with low-latency real-time/non-real-time software including intuitive interactive UI design and development.
  5. Drive software integration and deployment in collaboration with cross-functional applications and test engineering teams throughout the product development cycle.
  6. Experience leading feature development and problem-solving activities including establishing software requirements, producing designs and implementations, conducting reviews, driving troubleshooting that articulates solutions and manages risk.


  1. Experience in real-time instrumentation control of Vision, motion control, digital signal processing and data acquisition systems used in metrology, physics, chemistry, or engineering.
  2. Experience in DSP parallel processing, multi-core resource optimization, or FPGAs.
  3. Experience in semiconductor or other manufacturing equipment software applications.
  4. Knowledge of mathematics, physics, digital signal processing theory and implementation, control systems, algorithm principles & design, electronics, materials & optics to create new technologies and enhancements to existing systems.
  5. Knowledge of image processing and pattern recognition.
  6. Experience with OxyPlot, OpenCV, video rendering, and Direct2D.
  7. Familiarity with Scrum or other Agile methodologies for software development.




Position requires 8+ years of experience in software engineering and development. Qualified candidate should possess a minimum of BS (prefer MS or PhD) in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or related field. Prefer at least 5 years’ experience in control systems, digital signal processing, or instrumentation software development. Requires at least 5 years and broad experience in C++ and C# programming in Windows application development environment. Knowledge or experience in metrology, physics, chemistry, or engineering considered a plus. Should be hard working, team oriented, creative, cooperative, and exceptionally good at problem solving.



  1. The ability to lift and move equipment up to 30 pounds.
  2. Typical office environment dress accommodating laboratory safety. Ability and willingness to work occasionally in Class 1000 clean room with full gowning protocol.



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