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Waters Principal Software Engineer in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our organization in our newly formed Cambridge Innovation Hub or our Milford Global HQ, with the flexibility to work remotely two or three days per week.

In this role, the individual will join a dynamic and collaborative environment, encouraging cross team development between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Data Application departments. Specifically, the individual will join our R&D organization which develops our Chromatography Separations based Technologies.

The instrumentation being developed and maintained involves many electro-mechanical sub-systems which provide an exciting opportunity for learning system dynamics and integration of the different technologies.

  • Contribute to the design, development, integration and maintenance of a Linux based server controlling & managing multiple analytical instruments in a networked environment

  • Collaborate and work in a fast-paced cross-functional team environment

  • Troubleshoot and develop solutions for existing product issues

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or other related discipline preferred, or equivalent years of experience.

  • 8+ years working as a software engineer in a related field

Other Qualifications

  • Experience and demonstrated strength in the following:

  • modern C++ software development for server-side on Linux

  • object-oriented design and development

  • using STL, Boost libraries

  • controlling and managing networked devices (instruments or similar)

  • Strong familiarity with:

  • modern software development tools (Git, JIRA, CMake etc.)

  • modern SDLC processes

  • Highly motivated, self-disciplined, independent and results oriented

  • Proven analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with one or more of following: Yocto Linux, Python, Docker, SQLite.

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

C++, OOD, OOP, STL, Boost, Linux

Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

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