Our client is a fast-growing spin-off company developing next generation, miniaturized chemical detectors (mass spectrometers).
--They have developed the first mini-mass spectrometer that can be put in remote (non-lab) environments.
--They have the first mass spectrometer that can be operated by untrained personnel.
--They have the first mass spectrometer that is rugged enough to be put on the factory floor.
--Their mass spec is the first that will be connected to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to provide in-situ controls for large-scale industrial processes.
--Their mass spec is now the most promising technology to deliver a 60 second COVID-19 breath test.
--Their mass spec is the first chemical explosives detector with an under 1% false alarm rate. For reference, false alarm rates for the nearest competitor can be up to 30%.
We are The Adkins Group, Inc. (www.theadkinsgroup.com), a retained executive search and recruitment services firm based in Austin, Texas, focused primarily on the technology sector. Our client has retained our firm to assist in bringing on a talented Senior Software Engineer to join their organization in Austin, Texas, in a strategic, key role for the company.
This is a great opportunity to join an entrepreneurial public company on the brink of breaking out and to be a key leader in driving the commercialization of an exciting and groundbreaking technology.
We are seeking a motivated Senior Software Engineer to be a key player in the on-going development of a portable ion trap mass spectrometer. This is a ground floor opportunity to assist a company with tremendous growth potential.
· In this role, you will:
--Report to the Director of Engineering.
--Work a combination of remote and in-office (Austin).
--Design, build, and test software applications and user interfaces for commercial and government products.
--Aid in implementation of web interfaces for cloud-based data management.
--Develop and manage software and system requirements and design documentation.
--Produce project technical documentation required to meet internal and/or customer requirements.
--Support all aspects of prototype debug, testing and demonstration.
--Support of product pre-production documentation and delivery.
--Assist in transitioning products to recurring production environment.
--Be based in Austin (or possibly remote with some travel to Austin) which is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live for its quality of life, business environment, restaurants, real estate market, live music, weather, etc.
· If the following describes you, we would love to talk with you about the role!
--You are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to operate under a tight schedule.
-- You have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field, with at least 5 years professional experience, or a master’s degree with 3 years of experience.
--Experience with Linux (Ubuntu preferred) and GUI development.
--Experience with source and build management tools such as Jenkins, Git, SVN.
--Strong understanding of mathematics (statistics, failure rates, extrapolation, interpolation, etc.).
--Experience with Meteor/Mongo and Docker a plus.
--Amazon Web Services or cloud-based development experience a plus but not required.
--Able to deliver projects on time.
--A motivated self-starter that is able to assume responsibility for tasks with minimal supervision or direction.
--Willing to learn concepts and principles from multiple disciplines (chemistry, electronics and software).
--Motivated to work as part of a team.
--Able to solve design problems independently.
--Willing to think ‘outside the box’ and able to assume tasks, projects, and duties outside of their ‘comfort zone’.