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Software Developer

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Job Details

  • Full Time Permanent
  • Waters Wilmslow, Cheshire, North West England
  • Closes 19th March 2018
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Software Developer
Requisition: 2017-7758
Job Location: Waters Wilmslow, Cheshire, North West England
Start Date: As soon as possible
Employment Type: Full Time Permanent

Company Description

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world.

A fantastic opportunity to come and work at our site in Wilmslow! The largest site globally committed to the support and development of Mass Spectrometry systems. Designed to create and support connectivity and efficiency, it enables us embrace more collaborative ways of working and focus more on customer needs, quality and continual improvement in the way we innovate and design our products and systems. This modern site not only brings advantages that benefit our employees, but also provides a high-tech centre for customers.

We develop solutions that have a meaningful impact on the world:-

  • leads the way in helping scientists find ground-breaking treatments for cancer and other diseases.
  • helps ensure the quality & safety of food, water and other drinks.
  • helps drive innovation in new materials and for biodegradable plastics, safer cosmetics and latest consumer electronics.


We are seeking a C++ Software Developer to join our Instrument Control team to support the development of our scientific products through the design and development of instrument control software. Our Instrument Control function is highly collaborative, operating in an interdisciplinary environment which integrates mechanical, electrical, optical and systems engineering.

This role offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of technologies such as modern C++, C#, HTML5, Node.js, Angular, Javascript, Linux etc. Our ICS team is constantly exploring better ways to develop software using techniques such as pairing and mob programming.


  • Design, develop and maintain software developed by the ICS team.
  • Work in close partnership with software test engineers to improve product quality.
  • Provide code and supporting documentation in accordance with the software development processes and codes of practice.
  • Help internal and external users by providing software and technical support
  • Identify opportunities for improved productivity, efficiency and quality.
  • Build strong working relationships with other departments.


  • Degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or computing related subject.
  • Proven development experience in C++.
  • Passionate about software development which you can clearly convey by your actions and experiences.
  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Self motivated and like being part of a team
  • Excellent communication and decision making skills.

Desirable but not essential skills to have:

  • Development experience in C#.
  • Experience of developing Linux OS/device drivers.
  • Experience of developing control software and experience with an RTOS.
  • Experience developing software for analytical instrumentation.

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