Bruker Corporation

  • Software Development Intern -SBO

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Barbara
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/4/2018 1:34 PM)
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    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Intern Part Time
  • Overview

    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 intern will learn about software engineering, software product development, software testing as well as hardware, in particular Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), while being part of a software engineering team. The intern’s responsibilities will vary from learning the use of AFM, writing and modifying software and scripts, reviewing tests, and trouble-shooting software and providing bug fixes when failures are found. As part of an engineering team, the intern will have general programming responsibilities, will work with software developers to resolve software issues, assist in the performance of root cause analysis and will report findings to engineers and management.




    1. Some knowledge of using C++, C#, MFC, STL, WPF, Windows .Net, object-oriented design, for developing software tools and systems.
    2. For experienced and degreed candidates:
      • Expand AFM product and simulator capabilities per existing requirements
      • Provide software corrective development by trouble shooting, designing and developing software fixes, and unit test results
      • Design and develop software product features
    3. Maintain software infrastructure and systems uptime capability on a daily basis to enable rapid feedback to the software team
    4. Enhance system capabilities through:
      • Visual Studio and Windows 10 porting, validation of software and simulators
      • Expansion of Installers, real-time DSP stress tests, and new feature capabilities
    5. Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.




    1. Basic Programming/Scripting skills or desire to learn them
    2. Attention to detail and good communication skills are essential
    3. Software/Hardware Troubleshooting skills
    4. Software Testing experience is a plus



    The ability to lift and move equipment up to 30 pounds.




    • Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, Physics major or a related field (Sophomore Year Completed desired)
    • Courses completed in C++ or C#
    • Courses in object-oriented design and development methodology desired
    • Courses in development of UI, embedded or real-time systems desired


    Any background or experience in metrology, physics, chemistry, or microbiology also desired. Should be hard working, team oriented, bright, creative, cooperative, and exceptionally good at problem solving.


    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.  



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