Waters Corporation

  • Software Engineer - Test Automation

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

    We are currently seeking a Software Engineer - Test Automation with C++/C# focus to join our organization.  Working for the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Technologies (AMST) group on software test automation, this area of our business is highly collaborative, operating in an interdisciplinary environment which integrates mechanical, electrical, optical and systems engineering.

    We are looking for an established C++/C# Software Engineer who either has existing experience in test automation or would welcome the challenge of developing their skills in this area.

    Initially the candidate will spend 6 months with the Instrument Control Department receiving in-house training on the technologies used within Waters for automation test. Once trained you will move to the AMST group to implement automated testing on projects involving commercialisation of the latest research instruments.



    • Developing and improving the test automation framework to support the departments CI/CD.
    • Developing new test suites to expand the department’s automation capabilities.
    • Supporting product development teams in utilising framework improvements in development of new automated tests.
    • Supporting and maintaining existing test suites and test environments.
    • Improving metrics used to measure test automation performance and identify areas of improvement.
    • Improving the build and automation pipeline to increase performance and scalability.


    • Degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or computing related subject.
    • Proven development experience in C++ and/or C#.
    • Passionate about software development which you can clearly convey by your actions and experiences.
    • Ability to solve complex problems. 
    • Self motivated and like being part of a team
    • Excellent communication and decision making skills.


    Desirable but not essential skills to have:


    • Gherkin, Specflow
    • BDD
    • Web Development Technologies (Java Script, HTML, CSS, SASS)
    • Python
    • Atlassian toolset (Bamboo, BitBucket, confluence, Jira)
    • Docker
    • Windows/Linux Administration
    • Cloud providers (AWS, Azure)

    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 Wilmslow:

    People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world’s leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.  At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. 


    Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as

    • Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
    • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
    • Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
    • Ensuring participants in the world’s sporting events compete fairly


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