Working in the Instrument Control Software team, you will be working on the automated testing of new products and maintenance releases. The team is constantly exploring better methods to develop software using techniques such as pairing and mob programming and test automation.
As a front end developer, you must be passionate about all things UI; striving for simplicity and focus where there has been complexity and confusion. You will be happy to work with a designer to create solutions for new and existing products within our Mass Spectrometry Business Unit. Specifically focused on instrument development projects, this area of our business is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment which integrates mechanical, electrical, optical and systems engineering, project/product management and evaluation.
In addition to salary, we work flexibly and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.
We are looking for a front end developer to join a team creating scientific software for a wide range of end-user types from highly experienced research scientists through to lab administration, junior analyst and clinician.
- Work in a collaborative environment to influence the team with user-focussed thinking.
- Coordinate with UX & design representatives along with key stakeholders
- Work closely with other members of the development teams in concept creation.
- Work from wires and prototypes (created in various tools; from paper to Axure).
- Participate in ideation sessions and motivate others to think of the end user first.
- Stay up-to-date with developments and techniques related to client-side solution development.
- To provide code and supporting documentation in accordance with the Software Development Processes and codes of practice.
- To give software and technical support to internal and external users where appropriate.
- Participate in instrument and system architectural design and systems engineering.
- To lead small projects under minimal guidance from others.
- Seek opportunities for improved productivity, efficiency and quality.
- Degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or computing related subject.
- A passion for implementing excellence and a thorough understanding of the craft.
- Experience working across functions and closely with teams – the ability to ignore ego and focus on iterating to the best solution.
- Experience with interaction design principles. Preferably designing for a range of platforms.
- Experience with responsive design and responsive frameworks.
- Experience working in an Agile environment; using Kanban for task management.
- Experience of other languages (e.g. C++, Lua) and OO principles an advantage.
- Problem solving skill.
- Ability to work autonomously.
- Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
Any of the following experiences would be desirable but not essential as training would be provided to you:
- Develop control software and experience with RTOS.
- Develop software for analytical instrumentation.
- Develop Linux OS/device drivers.