Waters Corporation

  • Principal Technical Lead

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Software Engineering
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
  • Overview

    Waters is developing solutions that make a meaningful impact on the world

    • Waters Helps Scientists in the Fight Against Cancer
    • Waters Helps Ensure The Quality & Safety of Food and Beverages
    • Waters Helps Drive Innovation in Chemical Materials
    • Waters Helps Scientists manufacture innovation for biodegradable plastics, safer cosmetics and latest consumer electronics
    • Waters Leads the way in helping scientists find ground-breaking treatments


    As a Principal Tech Lead at Waters Romania (Brasov), you will work on projects critical to our Informatics business needs.


    We're looking for creative and innovative engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including data processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. We encourage all our engineers to constantly add value to themselves and the business through learning and collaboration.


    We are looking for smart, self-motivated software engineers to join our truly exceptional engineering team. 



    The role of the Principal Technical Lead is to provide engineering leadership and own technical delivery within their product or work stream.

    The desired outcome of the role is the on time delivery of a workstream adhering to quality and process guidelines. 


    Job Functions:

    • Act as technical authority for their product or workstream under guidance from the chief engineer for their Program
    • Establish a technical vision for the product or workstream
    • To act as a mentor to other team members on good engineering practice across all levels of technical expertise.
    • To demonstrate significant judgement in technical matters and support others to implement long-term solutions to highly complex problems.
    • Work with PO to prioritize backlog items such as technical debt and defects
    • Ability to solve challenges of a highly complex problems in real time
    • Work in collaboration with the Chief Architect and Chief Engineer so the architectural vision can be executed.
    • Ensure evaluation needs for the workstream releases are met by coordinating with the test lead
    • To carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the Quality Policy and all applicable procedures.
    • Drive to the selection of engineering solutions which best match the needs of the overall system.
    • Seek out and provide guidance on new practices and technologies that may result in improved ways of working.
    • Work with engineering managers so that engineering practice, delivery objectives and targets are understood across the engineering team(s).
    • Provide guidance to hiring managers on skills gaps and needs
    • The job may not have direct reports but the technical lead will be working across 5-20 engineers as technical authority.



    • Degree (or equivalent) in a science related subject.



    • At least 10 years proven development experience in software engineering especially with C++ Environment and enterprise applications
    • Experienced leader; authoritative and credible at senior levels.
    • Deep understanding of agile project management methodologies.
    • Experience with object-oriented production code in commonly used languages (such as Java, C++, Python).
    • Experience with software quality assurance and testing.
    • Deep understanding of software engineering best practices.
    • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to lead and mentor others
    • Complexity



    • Strong business judgment and record of making the right decisions.
    • Proven ability to influence and motivate others.
    • Experience in mentoring and developing engineers.
    • Passion for insisting on high standards
    • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team.
    • A good negotiator with the gravitas to influence and create harmony in an engineering context.
    • Personal Contacts:
      • The position requires liaison with other members of the Software and Software Control Departments, Quality, IT and Systems Evaluation, at all levels, and may include contact with both internal and external users.


    Employee Success Model Requirements:

    • Operates with integrity, transparency and humility
    • Acts as a true company owner to advance the overall interests of Waters
    • Carries a broad global perspective of markets, tech, and trends
    • Balances clear strategic thinking and accountability in execution to deliver results
    • Actively creates the conditions for Waters’ people and teams to succeed

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.


    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.



    Waters Romania:

    Waters Romania located in Brasov is the largest site that is part of the Waters Informatics business. Our site is one of the fastest growing and most dedicated to creating revolutionary, impactful software and services that customers love! We are proud and passionate software engineers and we are working as one team with scientists around the world to solve unique problems in analytical technologies that are used to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials in a range of industries- increasingly this is driven by machine learning, big data analytics and complex algorithms meaning we need the best computer scientists available. If you feel that application of software engineering should make a difference in the world we live in, you should get in touch with us today!


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