Waters Corporation

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Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

System ID 
Company Name 
Waters Division
Job Locations 
Employment Type 
Regular Full-Time
Job Location : Country (Full Name) 
United Kingdom

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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


Waters Corporation is currently seeking a C++ Software Engineer to join our organization. In this role, the individual will join a dynamic and collaborative environment, learning skills to effectively work with other engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical and data application departments.


The instrumentation being developed and maintained involves many electro-mechanical sub-systems which provide an exciting opportunity for learning system dynamics and integration of the different technologies.


Specifically, the individual will join the Instrument Control Software team working on the design and development of new products and on maintenance of released software products. The team is constantly exploring better ways to develop software using techniques such as pair and mob programming.


This is an excellent opportunity to be able to work with a wide variety of technologies such as C++, C#, HTML5, Node.js, Angular, JavaScript, Linux etc.



  • Candidate will be responsible for contributing to the design, development and maintenance of 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++, some experience with C# preferred.
  • Passionate about software development which you can clearly convey by your actions and experiences.
  • Results oriented with the ability to work independently and self-manage.
  • Additionally Desirable (not required): Experience developing control software and experience with an RTOS, Developing Linux OS/device drivers, C# development experience, Application development experience on Linux, Developing software for analytical instrumentation, Experience working in an Agile environment.