Automation Development Software Engineer

Ismeca Europe Semiconductor SA

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         Ismeca is the global leader for turret-based test handlers for ICs, LEDs and discrete components to the global semiconductor industry. Member of the Cohu Semiconductor Equipment Group (, the company offers the broadest portfolio of enabling technologies in the industry and solve the most challenging customer requirements. In order to enhance its Innovation capabilities, we are looking for a:

Automation Development Software Engineer


Develop and support automation software on PC base for semiconductor industry handling machines. Machines are built by assembling and adapting existing software modules as well as developing new software solutions which can be re-used by our application engineers.

Job Description / Responsibilities

You will be part of a software engineering team that are developing new solutions for all our customers and providing high level analysis to our application and support engineers. You will be dedicated to special machines and new generation machines development.

You will be required to:

  • Analyse customer requirements for process/communication interface based on specifications received from Product manager.
  • Conduct feasibility studies based on such requirements.
  • Design and develop software solutions based on given requirements and specifications.
  • Test and qualify such solutions (both internally and at customer site).
  • Support and train customer/service engineers.


  • Degree in engineering in related fields (Automation, computer science, good knowledge on electronics and pneumatic).
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years industrial experience.
  • Expertise in C/C++ software development and Automation on PC based platform (Windows).
  • Good knowledge in C# is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of EtherCAT fieldbus system and RTX real time kernel under Windows is an advantage.
  • Sharp problem solving skills and innovative.
  • Comfortable to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of your time.
  • Fluent in French and English.

Start date: ASAP - Activity rate: 100% - Duration: unlimited

We offer you the opportunity to grow in a pleasant and multi-cultural environment with human scale.
Our main values ​​are: customer focus, velocity, creativity, teamwork and commitment.
If your background matches our profile, if you want to work in an international company at the forefront of technology and innovation, and if you are seeking a new challenge, please send us your complete application (CV, cover letter, working and school certificates…) to:

Ismeca Europe Semiconductor SA

Françoise Maire, HR Manager

Helvétie 283 - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) -