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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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Software Programer

Develops real-time embedded control system software or Windows/Linux based application 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 or Windows/Linux based application 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.
    * 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 or application software.
    * 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.
    * Responsible for designing the software architecture. Contributes to the design of the control systems architecture.
    * Responsible for coding efforts for components that are particularly data intensive. The coding will require programming in different languages, as appropriate for the application.
    * Responsible for developing 'Statements of Work' (SOWS)
    * Responsible for customer interface and negotiation of specifications.
    * 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.
    * Manages turn key projects and contracted development activities.
    * Mentors junior, senior and external (contractor) software development team members.
    * 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 quickly develop and understand complex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers, CORBA interface and its associated hardware environment.
    * Ability to independently determine technical solutions including test documentation.
    * 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.

Possesses very strong skills acquired through advanced training, study and experience.  Often knowledge is "self taught" as formal training in emerging technologies may not exist.  Typically has advanced degree (Master's, PhD). Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience is required.

    * Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
    * Master's Degree in a relevant discipline plus eight (8) 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 real time operating systems, control system theory, embedded software design, real time system interactions in an embedded environment
    * Extensive experience in software engineering processes, including Software configuration management and the ability to read and create project documentation of the highest quality.
    * Profound knowledge of microcontroller architectures and principles of operation.
    * Knowledge and ability to work with oscilloscopes and signal generators.
    * Extensive experience in C/C++/Java/bash/Python programming.
    * Extensive experience in assembly language.
    * Extensive experience in PowerPC, DSP or other embedded processors.
    * Extensive experience in RTOS: VxWorks, Linux, Integrity or other RTOS.
    * Must have profound knowledge and advanced experience in at least 4 or more of the following:

 - Embedded microprocessor development environments
 - Embedded CORBA
 - Data communications, CAN communication
 - Perl (preferred) or other scripting languages
 - LabView
 - Relational database management systems such as Oracle or PostgresSQL
 - Linux

    * Networking technologies such as TCP/IP etc.
    * Experience in designing software architecture for complex control systems.
    * Experience in leading and managing third party development activities for complex, distributed control systems.

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.
    * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    * The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
    * May require travel dependent on business needs.
    * Can work under deadlines.
    * The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
    * May be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    * 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.
    * May be required to travel globally.
    * Must be able to be on call and work hours as required to solve problems that arise with internal and external customers.
    * 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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