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Applied Spectra is always on the lookout for talented, creative thinkers, with expertise in laser ablation, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering or other technical fields. Qualified candidates, please send your resume to:

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Current Openings:

We Offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401K plans
  • Paid time off, vacation and holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to participate in the early stages of a growing company

Software Engineer II

West Sacramento, CA
Job Type


The Software Engineer develops software for Applied Spectra, Inc.’s analytical instruments by writing code, researching functionality, and troubleshooting software-related issues under general supervision. This position will report directly to the Manager of Software Engineering.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Program analytical instrument operating software, including:
  • Integration of different system components to establish proper communications among various system hardware components
  • GUI interface development
  • High speed data acquisition
  • Data processing and analysis (i.e. statistical analysis) of the acquired data
  • Standard report generation for the end user
  • Database interfacing
  • Work with engineers, scientists, and program managers to review and implement new or updated software requirements
  • Participate in the development and execution of the company roadmap for software tools
  • Support for field software issues
  • Help implement a continuous improvement program (CIP) of the operating software, which includes adding additional functional capabilities based on the existing hardware platform and synthesizing various data to improve quantitative and qualitative analysis results

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of graphical software language, specifically LabVIEW
  • C# knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in object-oriented programming
  • Experience with version-control systems
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies quickly
  • Problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prioritization skills
  • Self-driven


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience


  • 4 to 6 years of software engineering experience
  • Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or Google equivalent

Work Environment:

This job operates in a casual office environment with a manufacturing and warehouse space. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Additionally, this role may be required to use lifts and power tools.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and exchange accurate information and operate a computer and other machinery.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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