Cognex Corporation

Graduate Program - Associate Software Engineer

  • Aachen
  • Veröffentlicht am 07.11.2022
  • Trainee
  • Einleitung

    Job Description

    Job Summary

    Ready for the job that challenges and encourages you to get the best out of yourself? Do you feel at home in a highly innovative R&D environment?

    Join our Software Engineering Graduate Program - a 18-month program that lets you explore your strength in multiple cross-functional teams.

    • Start on a structured ramp-up with dedicated mentors giving you quality feedback along your journey.
    • Learn how to evaluate and develop different building blocks for image formation systems focused on customer driven applications.
    • Cycle through multiple software teams, experience their unique challenges, way of working and ultimately find your dream team.
    • Grow from master to professional: create high quality, robust solutions that customers enjoy, and your team understands.
    • Permanent employment contract.
    • Placement in your final team after 18 months. 

    This role is in the Platforms and Products business unit, responsible for creating the most sophisticated industrial barcode readers in the world. We combine custom hardware, specialized lighting and optics, and world class vision algorithms to create embedded systems for reading barcodes. Using these systems, we can find and read high-density symbols on package labels or marked directly on a variety of industrial parts, including aircraft engines, electronics substrates, and pharmaceuticals test equipment. Our devices need to read hundreds of codes per minute, so the team needs to optimize both hardware and software to create best in class technology.

    We are offering a comprehensive package of both interesting and challenging work, fun, and reward:

    • Work as part of one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry.
    • Join a warm, informal, and personable culture with monthly events and quarterly activities to strengthen the team.
    • We have an on-site gym for all our employees, a community of active runners, other sport activities and a music band you can become part of.

    Just some loose terms to show that we are buzzword-proof: multi-national development teams, heterogeneous multi-core system, real-time applications, industry 4.0. Sounds exciting, right?

    About you

    Our ideal candidate is a pragmatic software professional with a can-do attitude who shares the enthusiasm for learning and applying any new development that helps to keep our software platform state of the art. Here's a list of some of the things we pay attention to in our hiring process:

    • Master or bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
    • High energy and motivated learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Knowledge in C/C++ code and Python highly desired
    • Interest, or experience working with embedded systems (MCU, MPU, etc.)
    • Interest on Linux and Yocto based systems
    • Good presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Verbal and written fluency in English required

    What you will do

    • Bring-up new hardware in close cooperation with our HW teams and provide communication interfaces for our SW application team
    • Create drivers for new components & sensors (e.g., optical & lightning)
    • Debug and troubleshoot in a hardware and software environment on heterogeneous multi-core systems
    • Evaluate new hardware based on EVK and new development hardware
    • Support and communicate with Cognex’ internal engineering teams
    • Occasional travel to the USA or Hungary

    About us

    Cognex is a global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision, with 2500 employees in offices worldwide. Our employees, proudly called “Cognoids”, are passionate about solving the most difficult vision problems and get to work with others who take their work seriously, but don’t take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes achievement and dedication with unique rewards and celebrations.

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    Cognex Corporation, Aachen

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