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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

Embedded Software Engineer - Recent College Grad-0002302


Join Cymer and you will be involved in designing, improving and maintaining the software for a product that defines the limits of invention. The control loops involve data exchange at speeds up to 100 kHz while data collection for diagnostics purposes is done at up to 1Khz rate. You will be on the team that is defining the interaction between control loops running on quad core boards and platform software that runs on IBM bladecenter. Data is stored on board in postgres databases and is shipped via the fab network to Cymer's data servers in San Diego. And our graphical user interface developed using Qt serves a complex set of users - operators, engineers, scientists and customers. And we don't forget safety, the control system has a Siemens PLC to ensure both human safety is ensured and machine damage is prevented.

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).
    * 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.



    * Ability to develop and understand complex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers, and its associated hardware environment.
    * 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 understand complex algorithm and system level requirements and translate these to clear concise and coherent software requirements.


    * Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
    * Knowledge of software engineering processes, including Software configuration management and the ability to read and create appropriate project documentation.
    * Knowledge of real time operating systems, control system theory, embedded software design, real time system interactions in an embedded environment
    * Knowledge of microcontroller architectures and principles of operation.
    * Knowledge and ability to work with oscilloscopes, and signal generators.
    * Experience in C/C++ programming.
    * Knowledge of PowerPC, DSP or other embedded processors.
    * Knowledge of PCI, PCIe
    * Knowledge of RTOS: VxWorks, Integrity or other RTOS.
      Must have knowledge and intermediate experience in:

Embedded microprocessor development environments

Data communications
Perl, Python (preferred) or other scripting languages
Object Oriented Design or UML
Networking technologies such as TCP/IP, EtherCAT etc.

      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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