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Graduate Program - Associate Software Engineer

  52062 Aachen
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Job Description

Ready for the job that challenges and encourages you to get the best out of yourself? Do you feel at home in a highly innovative R&D environment? Join our Software Engineering Graduate Program - that lets you explore your strength in multiple cross-functional teams.

  • Start on a structured ramp-up with dedicated mentors giving you quality feedback along your journey.
  • Learn how to evaluate and develop different building blocks for image formation systems focused on customer driven applications.
  • Cycle through multiple software teams, experience their unique challenges, way of working and ultimately find your dream team.
  • Permanent employment contract.

This role is in the Platforms and Products business unit, responsible for creating the most sophisticated industrial machine vision devices in the world. We combine custom hardware, specialized lighting and optics, and world class vision algorithms to create embedded systems for machine vision. These systems are used by our customers to solve a wide range of challenging vision tasks e.g., detecting part defects, monitoring production lines, guiding assembly robots, and barcode reading jobs to track, sort and identify parts, among others. Our products are used on a variety of industrial parts, including aircraft engines, electronics substrates, and biomedical samples. Our devices acquire and evaluate hundreds of pictures per minute, requiring a continuous optimization of hardware and software to create best in class technology.

We are offering a comprehensive package of both interesting and challenging work, fun, and reward:

  • Work as part of one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry.
  • Join a warm, informal, and personable culture with monthly events and quarterly activities to strengthen the team.
  • We have an on-site gym for all our employees, a community of active runners, other sport activities and a music band you can become part of.

About you

Our ideal candidate is a pragmatic software professional with a can-do attitude who shares the enthusiasm for learning and applying any new development that helps to keep our software platform state of the art. Here's a list of some of the things we pay attention to in our hiring process:

  • Master or bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, or a related field
  • Knowledge in C/C++ and Python highly desired
  • Interest or experience working with embedded systems (MCU, MPU, etc.)
  • Interest in software architecture and API development
  • Interest on Linux and Yocto based systems
  • Good presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and written fluency in English required

Example topics along the different stations of this program

  • Bring-up new hardware in close cooperation with our HW teams and provide communication interfaces for our SW application team
  • Create drivers for new components & sensors (e.g., optical & lightning)
  • Debug and troubleshoot in a hardware and software environment on heterogeneous multi-core systems
  • Help implement continuous testing for new features / hardware
  • Help to implement and enhance microservices and software modules shared across multiple teams
  • Evaluate new hardware based on EVK and new development hardware

About us

Cognex is a global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision, with 2500 employees in offices worldwide. Our employees, proudly called “Cognoids”, are passionate about solving the most difficult vision problems and get to work with others who take their work seriously, but don’t take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes achievement and dedication with unique rewards and celebrations.


Additional Job Description


  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Type: Full time
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