Staff SW Development Engineer
Cymer, Inc - San Diego, CA

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Develops Linux based control system software. The role will include all aspects of the product development lifecycle - planning, requirements, design, code, test and maintenance.


Maintains and develops Linux based control system software.

Generates software requirements, design documents, interface control documents and unit test plans.

Conforms to the approved Software Development Process and the Program Development Process, and is an active champion of process improvement.

Leads/participates in SEPG activities.

Analyzes root causes of a distributed control system & architecture.

Technical ownership of issues that impact design success, and guide the future concepts, products and technologies.

Discovers and negotiates system requirements, and flesh out a design. Authors Architecture, Requirements, and Design Documents.

Articulates (verbal and written) the design decisions and implementations made to management at Cymer and its development partners.

Utilizes knowledge to design software for large complex multi-processor systems.

Participates in the screening and selection of junior and external (contractor) software development team members.

Mentors junior and external (contractor) software development team members.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.

Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

Technical expert of data management, TCP/IP and other similar communication protocols.

Applies advanced knowledge of design methodologies.

Demonstrates sophisticated knowledge in utilizing design engineering tools, systems analysis and design, and database management.

Project leadership skills.

Ability to follow a Software Development Process that includes elements of planning, estimation, gathering and analyzing requirements, developing concepts and designs, implementation, developing and executing test plans' and engaging in work product reviews.

Ability to interact effectively with other team members as well as individuals in other disciplines and organizations.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.


Specialist in advanced technical or business skills. Individuals with a customer focus have developed the acumen to cultivate and develop lasting customer relations. May have advanced degree (Master's, PhD). Minimum of eight (8) years of experience is required

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Master's Degree in a relevant discipline plus four (4) or more years of applicable software engineering design and product development experience is also appropriate.

Requires experience in object oriented design and/or UML.

Extensive experience in software engineering processes, including Software configuration management and the ability to read and create project documentation of the highest quality.

Knowledge and ability to work with oscilloscopes and signal generators.

Extensive experience in C/C++/Java/bash/Python programming.

Extensive experience in PowerPC, DSP or other embedded processors.

Extensive experience in Linux,.

Must have profound knowledge and advanced experience in at least 4 or more of the following:

Data communications,

Relational database management systems such as Oracle or PostgresSQL

Networking technologies such as TCP/IP etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

May require travel dependent on business needs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Can work under deadlines.

The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

Can learn and apply new information or skills.

Must be able to be on call and work hours as required to solve problems that arise with internal and external customers. External customers could be outside the US.

The environment requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) and/or working in a manufacturing clean room environment from time to time.



Primary Location

US-CA-San Diego



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