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Principal Software Engineer


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We believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our customers. The Global Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering teams are the engine that enables the delivery of high quality products to our customers.

As a Principle Software Engineer you will be a key member of a small software development team responsible for creating high quality automated test solutions as part of an overall transformation of our manufacturing process. Using business analysis, requirements gathering, software validation and documentation skills you will ensure that the software solutions delivered by the team meet requirements of our internal stakeholders.

This role would particularly suit a product owner, software validation or software quality assurance specialist with experience of project managing all phases of the software development lifecycle.

+ Work with manufacturing test engineers and product subject matter experts to translate product testing specifications into meaningful software requirements and user stories to allow developers to effectively deliver the product.

+ Project manage the integration and delivery of software solutions using Agile methods (Scrum/Kanban) where appropriate.

+ Align, coordinate and perform testing and release activities, collaborating with other Software teams, Project Management and Operations groups to achieve successful product delivery.

+ Using scripting languages, configure software products to automate manufacturing test procedures and reduce manual test effort.

+ Act as technical adviser and champion for developed solutions and ensure that these are maintained and fit for purpose by maintaining open communication channels with all stakeholders.

+ Produce software validation documentation including user requirements, functional design specifications, feature files and traceability matrices.

+ Articulate the long-term vision for specific software solutions designed to automate or improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

+ HND or Degree in a scientific or engineering subject.

+ Experience of software development using Agile Methodology, ideally with experience in LUA scripts, or other relevant programming language.

+ Experience / knowledge of Software Validation and compliance to ISO/cGMP regulations

+ Ability to analyse and solve problems.

+ Experience of JIRA, Confluence or similar modern software delivery tools

+ Practical experience of instrumentation preferred

+ Good oral and written communication skills.

+ The ability to work as an effective member of a team.

As well as flexible working Waters is committed to providing 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.

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.

Waters Wilmslow site is the largest site globally committed to the support and development of Mass Spectrometry systems. This fantastic site is designed to create and support connectivity and efficiency by enabling us to 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 site not only brings advantages that benefit our own employees, but also provides a high-tech centre for customers.

A custom built Centre of Excellence

Driving innovation in the birthplace of Mass Spectrometry

State of the art customer demonstration laboratories

Investing in world changing research development and manufacturing

Science in harmony with a sustainable world

Company Name: Waters Division

External Company URL: www.waters.com

Street: Stamford Avenue

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