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Software Architect

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Job Description

About the job

Transmission electronic microscopes (TEM) are the most sophisticated laboratory instruments that are used today. Software is critical into exploiting all the potential of these microscopes, pushing the limits of current physical technologies. These tools and our software applications are used by scientists and engineers in life science, material sciences and semiconductor industry, indirectly affecting our life in many aspects. Your contribution through software might actually help developing better vaccines, new lighter and stronger materials, or more efficient semiconductors.

Get more insight in our High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscope workflow domains through below links. These sophisticated tools are being developed, market and manufactured in our cleanrooms in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where this role is also positioned.

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As SW Architect you will support the Software Development for the Material Science business.

Material Science TEM microscopy brings immense value to customers by enabling them to study the structure, composition, and properties of materials at the atomic level. This information is essential for developing new materials and improving existing ones, leading to innovations in various fields, including nanotechnology and battery research.

With the ongoing developments in physics and industry the requirements for performance of these TEM microscopes are continuously growing. In addition our systems are getting more and more integrated into the workflows of our customers. This requires thorough understanding of our customers’ needs and higher level of integration with other systems. We work with selected collaborating partners and together we are targeting to convert the most promising technological concepts into real products.

Our team members are very proud of their contributions to provide solutions for our customers that enable them to make our world cleaner, healthier and safer.

How you will make an impact?

We are seeking a dedicated SW Architect who is passionate to bring both SW architecture and customer experience to a next level. Both knowledge and communication will be key since you will need to grasp the domain knowledge holders, SW technology opportunities, and the existing SW architecture/design. You will be in the position to bridge all of these worlds by defining sound SW architecture that fulfills near & future needs. You will work together with different stakeholders: ART architect, System architect, Service/Factory, and Development teams.

As a SW architect you will develop & maintain an architectural vision for a product or line of products, gather requirements (functional & non-functional), describe the high-level design, analyze technical trade-offs, determine the primary components, identify the interfaces and collaborations between them. Also you actively look for ways to reduce/remove technical debt.

Since you will be working in a SAFe ART, you are responsible - together with the Product Owner - that the Development teams will get the right input before each Program Increment. Together with the technical leads of the Development teams and together with the ART architect you will also identify Enablers that are required to further pave the Architectural Runway or improve business execution (like CI/CD or developer metrics or removing technical debt).

If you are passionate about working in this role and environment, we encourage you to apply for this great opportunity as SW Architect.

This will get you get there:

  • Knowing architecture models/views, architecture patterns, and using effective tools to communicate/explain architecture.
  • Eagerness to learn the domain, and ability to develop an architectural vision.
  • Eagerness / ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders.
  • Knowing/applying best practices for design, coding, and quality.
  • Adopts the SAFe principles relating to architecture.
  • Experience with value stream mapping and reducing cross-team dependencies.

The following criteria will give you an advantage:

  • Demonstrated SW architecture skills through work experience as SW Architect in a similar complex environment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience on how to gain advantage from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Experience with modern tools and technologies (e.g. C++’ 21, gRPC, Microservices, Docker etc.).

Personal skills:

  • Keeping the helicopter view
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Provide vision, direction, inspiration & motivation
  • Delegating work based on the capabilities of the person delegated to, and agreeing on follow-ups and checks
  • Ability to reason in abstract about the solution and patterns to use

What We Offer You

Apart from strong benefits and salary conditions. We encourage candidates that enjoy working in a diverse, multi-disciplinary, innovative technology environment where personal development and team partnership are key to success, to make the impossible possible!

Diversity is an important element to build an effective and challenging working environment. Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement are key characteristics that we expect of all that are part of our community.


We offer competetive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, tackle complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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