FEI Software Designer - Transmission Electron Microscopy in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI Company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.

Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 2,700+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Introduction, the World needs answers

If you want to help accelerate discoveries that change our world for the better, look no further than FEI. We are looking for motivated and inspired professionals with experience to strengthen our R&D software organization. We are devoted to bringing leading technologies to different markets with high quality products and services. There’s an enormous variety of applications of our tools for our customers! From research to create better medicines and finding a cure for cancer, to examining how the structure wafers are build up and how the paint of a sport car can be improved! It's just a small grip out of these varieties.

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    The Application Software Group (ASG)

A part of the R&D organization is the application software group (ASG), which is committed to bringing value-adding and game changing software solutions to our customers that help them with their success. The application software group is a multi-site development organization divided over the R&D sites in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Hillsboro (US), Brno (Czech), and Canberra (Australia). The ASG organization in Eindhoven consists of around 30 software engineers and focusses on application software on top of high-end TEM electron microscopes.


Within Eindhoven we have a challenging position for a talented software engineer in the sciences application software team in Eindhoven (part of ASG). This team is responsible for the development of online application software for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) which hides the system complexity by focusing on ease-of use and automation of customer experiments.

Current applications are for example automated tomography and single particle acquisition.

The software engineer will be part of an enthusiastic team. You will be responsible for the full software development cycle of new features, product enhancement and new applications. Your assignment will be a mixture of the following activities:

  • Software specification based on system performance and customer application requirements in cooperation with the product manager and software scientists

  • Develop designs based on a full comprehension of the function, purpose and application of the product.

  • Align on architectural guidelines and re-use of components with other application engineers

  • Contribute to the architectural software roadmap of applications using the application roadmaps and vision. Implement and integrate while making practical development choices given limited design information and defined delivery schedules.

  • Troubleshooting and debugging of software programs in a simulation as well as on the microscope systems available for development.

  • Conduct bug fixing on existing issues through software implementation, development of test methodologies and performing unit tests.

  • Act as the authoritative owner of multiple functional characteristics and/or modules of the specified software application.


The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary technical environment to solve complex technical problems. If you enjoy the development of software solutions on top of high-performance systems, this is an excellent opportunity to change the world. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Typically requires, BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Informatics, or related technical software discipline.

  • 1-3 years experience in object oriented development of technical software for high-tech equipment.

  • Preference for development experience on top of highly-integrated, high-performance systems used in semiconductor capital equipment or related industries. At a minimum, development experience with medium sized software applications.

  • Must demonstrate clear ability to develop effective integration software for complex, high-performance sub-systems and components.

  • Able to work on diverse objectives and problems where analysis of situation or data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Knowledge of interoperability between different programming languages

Qualified candidates should have proven ability to program using the following languages and techniques within the listed development environments:

  • Object Oriented Design and/or State Modeling

  • State-of-the-Art C++ v11/14

  • Visual Studio, Windows 7

Further preference given for hands on experience with one or more of the following areas:

  • QT, Boost, STL

  • Agile/Scrum Development

  • Model Driven designs and Domain Specific languages

  • TDD, Unit testing

  • Source control management (Git)

  • Component Development (ATL/COM)

  • Visual C#/.NET

Personal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills are required due to the high degree of interaction and collaboration (multi-site)

  • Good communicational skills (both written and verbal) and good knowledge of English

  • A team player within a dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical view combined with a pragmatic and hands-on attitude (flexibility)

  • Value orientation, getting to the essence, setting and acting according to priorities

  • Results-driven

  • Proactively and self-responsibility

  • Curious, fast learning (mostly on the job)

  • Candidate must be able to work in a scrum team in a dynamic product development environment

Are you interested to push forward the boundaries of discovery and changing the world? Get connected with FEI Company regarding our Software opportunities in Eindhoven.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally-protected status.

Job ID: 6791