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Cymer, Inc.

Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat panel display industry. We are Leading the Light Generation. Read More

Address      Cymer USA Headquarters 17075 Thornmint Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Website      www.cymer.com/
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Embedded Software Engineer

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

    * Maintains and develops embedded control system software.
    * Generates software requirements, design documents, interface control documents and unit test plans.
    * Adheres to Cymer's SDP (software development process).
    * Leads/participates in SEPG activities
    * Works with complex hardware interfaces in a real-time environment.
    * Writes software requirements, detailed design documents, develops and performs unit testing of real-time embedded software.
    * Analyzes root causes of a distributed control system & architecture.
    * Provides technical leadership and performs software development in software engineering projects of moderate to significant complexity.
    * Articulates (verbal and written) the design decisions and implementations made to management at Cymer and its development partners.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.


    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    * Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
    * Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
    * Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
    * 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 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.
    * Ability to develop and understand complex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers, and its associated hardware environment.
    * Ability to determine technical solutions.
    * Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    * Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Minimum of five (5) years of experience is required.

    * Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
    * Requires experience in object oriented design and/or UML.
    * Experience in real time operating systems, control system theory, embedded software design, real time system interactions in an embedded environment
    * Experience in software engineering processes, including Software configuration management and the ability to read and create project documentation of the highest quality.
    * Knowledge of microcontroller architectures and principles of operation.
    * Knowledge and ability to work with oscilloscopes, and signal generators.
    * Experience in C/C++ programming.
    * Experience in PowerPC, DSP or other embedded processors.
    * Knowledge of PCI, PCIe
    * Experience in RTOS: VxWorks, Integrity or other RTOS.
    * Must have knowledge and experience in Embedded microprocessor development environments,
      data communications, Perl, Python (preferred) or other scripting languages, Networking technologies such as TCP/IP, EtherCat 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.
    * Travel within and outside the US may be required.
    * 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.

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