Computer Science & IT


Any / Not Applicable


501+ employees

Job Title: Software Development Lead
Reports to:
UK Engineering Manager
Job location:
Durham, UK

Organisational overview 

As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 60 years now and this is now being mirrored with our digital work.

Today, worldwide more than 6,200 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

Role overview

Working as part of the development team in Durham, you will be pivotal to the design and development of several key projects for the company.  As a core team member, you will undertake hands-on development alongside project management of wider development activity.

You will collaborate with multiple teams across the organisation to develop new image processing and instrument control systems to drive forward our product range.  This role will also include selection and management of sub-contractors to bring in expertise as required.

For those interested, this role will also have opportunities to travel internationally to work with wider Bruker teams

How you'll contribute to the company

  • Develop fully working software modules including test-cases.
  • Support and improve existing software in the field.
  • Work with program managers to develop new product roadmaps and develop systems specifications
  • Design and develop Object Oriented modules in Bruker tool operating software.
  • Lead a growing development team and manage subcontractors

Key skills

– Important for success

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are looking for the following skills to ensure we can move at the pace of innovation required:

  • An understanding of software development for capital equipment
  • A strong working understanding of C# and .Net
  • Experience in mixed C++ and managed code
  • Experience with industry standard tools such as: MS Visual Studio 2017+, Git, TFS/Dev Ops
  • The ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation

Nice to have

Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would help you hit the ground running in the role:

  • Semiconductors industry experience
  • Agile development
  • Protocols: SECS/GEM, gRPC, WCF, MQTT, Image processing of scientific images, Code Coverage analysis, Performance optimization, Automation and COM, CUDA for data processing

To apply

To apply, visit https://englishcareers-bruker.icims.com/jobs/10165/software-development-lead/job?hub=12