Waters Corporation

Software Engineer

System ID
Company Name
Waters Division
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
United Kingdom

Company Description

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 center for customers. 


A custom built Center 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


Job level and salary will be dependent on experience.


Waters is developing solutions that have a meaningful impact on the world:-

  • Waters leads the way in helping scientists find ground-breaking treatments for cancer and other diseases.
  • Waters helps ensure the quality & safety of food, water and other drinks.
  • Waters helps drive innovation in new materials.
  • Waters helps drive innovation for biodegradable plastics, safer cosmetics and latest consumer electronics.

Working in the Instrument Control Software team on the design and development of new products and on maintenance of released software.


This is an opportunity to work within Linux in an embedded and desktop environment.


The team is constantly exploring better ways to develop software using techniques such as pairing and mob programming.


  • Design, develop and maintain all aspects of software developed by the Instrument Control Software department. 
  • Work in close partnership with software test engineers to improve product quality.
  • Provide code and supporting documentation in accordance with the software development processes and codes of practice.
  • Give software and technical support to internal and external users. 
  • Identify opportunities for improved productivity, efficiency and quality. 
  • Build strong working relationships with other departments.


  • Degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or computing related subject.
  • Proven development experience in C++ on Linux.
  • Knowledge of the Linux system API and sysfs interfaces.
  • Knowledge of the Linux library APIs, such as POSIX threads, Berkley sockets.
  • Passionate about software development, which you can clearly convey by your actions and experiences.
  • Extensive technical expertise. 
  • Ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Ability to work under own guidance. 
  • Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
  • Experience developing software for analytical instrumentation would be desirable.
  • Experience of developing Linux OS/device drivers would be desirable.
  • Experience building embedded Linux OS would be desirable.
  • Experience of developing for embedded Linux OS/device drivers would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of Linux system initialisation process, particularly with systemd would be desirable.



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