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Software Engineer Intern (Common Systems Software) - Santa Clara

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used 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 helps our customers – who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more – transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible® a Better Future.

Inside our company, we apply the idea of make possible as we work together. We value our people and teams who turn possibilities into reality by advancing our strategy, accomplishing great things and empowering others. We are deeply committed to fostering a Culture of Inclusion where every person knows they belong, feels empowered to bring their whole self to work, and is inspired to grow.

If you’re looking for a great place to grow your career, consider Applied Materials. With the data explosion and new investment in semiconductors, it’s an exciting place to be.

Team Overview

Applied Material's Common Systems Software team 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

  • Design, prototype, and develop complex software solutions for semiconductor equipment components and devices

  • Design common software modules and libraries for use across multiple products

  • Troubleshoot a variety of moderately difficult software problems and design and implement bug fixes

  • Suggest and implement improvements to the development and troubleshooting process

  • Define software specifications

  • Develop software documentation

  • Contribute to technical review boards for assigned programs

  • Interface with internal and external customers for requirement analysis, project schedule and software troubleshooting

Technical Skills

Proficiency and experience in C and C++ required

Programming experience in several of the following areas 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

$35 - $41 per hour
The rate offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and education level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.






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Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

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Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.