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Software Development Lead- 6 month contract- Durham,UK

Our client is one of the leaders in advanced X-ray metrology and defect inspection tools for the silicon and compound semiconductor industries.


We are urgently seeking an experienced software development lead to work in our clients Engineering team. The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and supporting innovative software for X-ray metrology tools used in the semiconductor industry.

  1. candidate will be responsible for the resource planning within the SW team including subcontracting.

Qualified candidates should have a B.A. or B.Sc degree in Computer Science or a related field together with industry experience.


  • Work with program managers to design software and create implementable specifications and tasks at product and roadmap level
  • Design and develop OO modules in the tool operating software.
  • Develop fully working software modules including test-cases.
  • Support and improve existing software in the field.
  • Collaborate with the application, field support and production teams.
  • Work with subcontractors where necessary, providing direction, support and documentation
  • Communicate clearly and concisely (in English).


· Leading SW development for capital equipment, multi-disciplinary system

· At least 5 years' experience writing in C# / .Net

· Experience in mixed C++ and managed code

  • Experience with industry standard tools such as: MS Visual Studio 2017+, Git, TFS/Dev Ops.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge in one, or more, of the following areas would be a distinct advantage:

  • Semiconductors industry experience
  • Agile development