Santa Clara, California

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team. 

While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s Definition of Winning.

Applied Materials’ Common Systems Software Department is searching for College Graduates to join our team! Our department develops the software for the control system of semiconductor process equipment. This includes developing interfaces for advanced sensors, designing the data and control flow, creating algorithms for the optimal material engineering on an atomic scale and the real-time control of devices such as robots, motors, generators, pumps and flow controllers. Other aspects of our work include the design of the user interface, data collection, storage and analysis, machine learning and analytics, remote access and security.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designs, prototypes and develops moderately difficult software solutions for semiconductor equipment components and devices
  • Designs common software modules and libraries for use across multiple products
  • Troubleshoots a variety of moderately difficult software problems. Designs and implements bug fixes
  • Defines software specifications
  • Suggests and implements improvements to the development and troubleshooting process
  • Develops software documentation
  • Contributes to technical review boards for assigned programs
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers for requirement analysis, project schedule and software troubleshooting

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency and experience in C and C++ is required.
  • In addition, programming experience in several of the following areas is desired:
    - Real-time Control
    - Motion Control
    - Embedded Programming
  • - I/O (synchronous and asynchronous)
  • - Multi-threading, performance profiling
  • - C#, .NET
  • - gRPC, REST, TCP sockets
  • - Visual Studio
  • - Source Control
  • - Matlab

Leadership, Communication and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Combines technical skills with effective relationship building and collaboration skills
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to analyze complex information and explain in a straightforward manner
  • Has ability to solve problems in moderately difficult situations and drive solutions using technical experience and judgment
  • Is result oriented and has passion to contribute ideas, to influence others and to succeed

Master’s Degree, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, or
Bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of professional experience



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information



Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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