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Principal Software Engineer, Remote

Company: MKS Instruments
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Principle Software Engineer (Remote)(within a commutable distance for occasional meetings-company pays for travel)

  • Write software that fires high powered lasers
  • Partner with R&D to focus on new technology, and industry 4.0Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion.The ESI portfolio consists of laser-based micro manufacturing systems and component test systems that are used worldwide by manufacturers in the electronics industry. Leveraging over 40 years of laser-material interaction expertise and applied laser technology, ESI solutions enable customers to optimize production. www.esi.com, www.laserprocessing.cnThis position is within the High-Density Interconnect (rigid drilling) Product Engineering team. Your team designs and develops machines that enable disruptive laser based processing and high-volume manufacturing of rigid circuit boards in the consumer electronics industry. We are investing in this product team to accelerate the development timelines of our future products, allowing us to quickly capitalize on our successes and expand solutions for our customer base.We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer with machine control expertise. You will impact the product, guide the direction and development of the agile team, and serve as a mentor for junior engineers. You will also work with R&D focusing on new technology for the future.Responsibilities include:
    • Collaborate with the teams to build, test and document machine control components and provide technical feedback
    • Collaborate with System Engineers, Application Engineers, etc. to build prototypes and proof of concepts
    • Drive feature development from requirements through release
    • C# coding
    • Designing and debugging of hardware control features
    • Maintaining code used for system control and structuring
    • Tracking and reporting progress to management
    • Assisting in the identification and resolution of system design weaknessesWhat you bring to the team, along with your curiosity:
      • B.S. degree in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or other engineering degree with coding experience
      • 7+ years of experience of object-oriented software engineering (C++, C#) writing software for capital equipment It's also nice if you have:
        • Interpersonal Skills - Remaining open to other's ideas and trying new things
        • Teamwork - Providing genuine feedback and expecting it in return
        • Ethics - Inspiring the trust of others; Working with integrity
        • Strategic Thinking - Developing tactics to achieve organizational goals or strategies
        • Motivation - Demonstrating persistence and overcoming obstacles
        • Quality - Looking for ways to improve and promote quality
        • Innovation - Developing innovative approaches and ideasTravel: Ability to travel up to 10% internationally and remotely support key MKS customers.We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration's federal contractor vaccine mandate (the "Contractor Mandate") if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for a medical or religious exemption in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you.

Keywords: MKS Instruments, Washington DC , Principal Software Engineer, Remote, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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