Senior Software Engineer C++
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location Bordeaux, France
il y a 3j

The Global Digital Group

As part of the R&D organization, The Global Digital group is committed to bring value-adding and game changing software solutions to our customers that help them with their success.

Global Digital covers all software created in the MSD-EM related sites, globally over the world. Main R&D sites can be found in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Hillsboro (US), Brno (Czech).

The Global Digital group is responsible for the complete software stack, from fpga to embedded and application software.


Within Bordeaux office, we have a challenging position for a talented software engineer in the sciences application software team (part of ASG).

This team is responsible for the development of online application software for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) which hides the system complexity by focusing on ease-of use and automation of customer experiments.

Current applications are for example automated tomography and single particle acquisition.

The software engineer will be part of an enthusiastic team. You will be responsible for the full software development cycle of new features, product enhancement and new applications.

Your assignment will be a mixture of the following activities :

  • Software specification based on system performance and customer application requirements in cooperation with the product manager and software scientists
  • Develop designs based on a full comprehension of the function, purpose and application of the product.
  • Align on architectural guidelines and re-use of components with other application engineers
  • Contribute to the architectural software roadmap of applications using the application roadmaps and vision. Implement and integrate while making practical development choices given limited design information and defined delivery schedules.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging of software programs in a simulation as well as on the microscope systems available for development.
  • Conduct bug fixing on existing issues through software implementation, development of test methodologies and performing unit tests.
  • Act as the authoritative owner of multiple functional characteristics and / or modules of the specified software application.
  • Requirements

    The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary technical environment to solve complex technical problems.

    If you enjoy the development of software solutions on top of high-performance systems, this is an excellent opportunity to change the world.

    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience :

  • Typically requires, BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Informatics, or related technical software discipline.
  • 5-10 years experience in object oriented development of technical software for high-tech equipment.
  • Preference for development experience on top of highly-integrated, high-performance systems. At a minimum, development experience with medium sized software applications.
  • Must demonstrate clear ability to develop effective integration software for complex, high-performance sub-systems and components.
  • Able to work on diverse objectives and problems where analysis of situation or data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Knowledge of interoperability between different programming languages
  • Qualified candidates should have proven ability to program using the following languages and techniques within the listed development environments :

  • Object Oriented Design and / or State Modeling
  • State-of-the-Art C++ v11 / 14
  • Qt, STL
  • Visual Studio, Windows 7 / 10
  • Further preference given for hands on experience with one or more of the following areas :

  • gRPC, microservices
  • Multi-threading and code optimisation
  • Agile / Scrum Development
  • Image processing
  • TDD, Unit testing
  • Source control management (Git)
  • Component Development (ATL / COM)
  • Personal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills are required due to the high degree of interaction and collaboration (multi-site)
  • Good communicational skills (both written and verbal) and good knowledge of English
  • A team player within a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical view combined with a pragmatic and hands-on attitude (flexibility)
  • Value orientation, getting to the essence, setting and acting according to priorities
  • Results-driven
  • Proactively and self-responsibility
  • Curious, fast learning (mostly on the job)
  • Candidate must be able to work in a scrum team in a dynamic product development environment
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