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Development Engineer -L3

Development Engineer -L3

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US-CA-Santa Barbara
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Regular Full-Time
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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.



This position has 6 primary responsibilities:


  1. Provide expert user input for system design and implementation considerations.
  2. Evaluate prototype functions and performance to support product development.
  3. Identify system usability issues and work out the solutions with the project team.
  4. Define and document experiment protocols for evaluation of prototypes and accessories in different operational modes.
  5. Produce detailed product specifications with measurement procedures.
  6. Develop novel applications with core technologies to provide customers a whole product solution.




  1. Provide inputs to product design team as internal experts in the related fields. Develop novel applications to meet the customer needs. (10%)
  2. System level evaluation for products during development phases including functional performance of different SPM modes, usability, system stability, and reliability. Define and document experiment protocols, and report results to the project team. Generate product specifications and procedures to measure the specifications. Verify the ambiguous issues reported by other users. (70%)
  1. Develop and code automated software based programs (Labview, Matlab, etc.) that can perform unattended software or hardware evaluation for various products and different operation modes. (10%)




Support sales, marketing, production, and service as requested. Help technical writers to generate content on manuals and support notes for various products. (10%)




Able to work in the clean room environment.




Able to lift 30lb from floor to hip height.




Have a solid theoretical understanding of SPM functions and modes.

Ability to evaluate the performance of SPM with different operational modes.

Strong written and verbal communication skills. Good analytical thinking and learning skills.




Requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3

years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD degree in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology or Engineering. 3+ years user experience with SPM preferred. Peer reviewed publications in the SPM technology or related fields preferred. Preferred experience in nano-mechanical, nano-electrical or biological research or measurement. Good software programing capability in Labview, Matlab, or other window based programs.


Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.