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Software System Engineer

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Applied Materials is an American multinational company with more than 34.000 employees based in Santa Clara - Silicon Valley-California.

It is the world's leading company in the development of innovative industrial machinery, services and software used in the production of Semiconductors such as Microchips, Flat Display and Solar Cells for Photovoltaics.

We are looking for an Software System Engineer to increase the Team of Agrate Brianza (MB-Italy), supporting our Customer managing the software running in our HighTech equipment used for the Microchips production.


  • System Software Troubleshooting & Issue Resolution – (Microsoft/Networking/Custom Applications)
  • Analyze reported problems & find issues through log file review
  • Develop & provide troubleshooting plans to discover root cause
  • Deliver rapid resolution on systemic issues & validate solutions on equipment
  • Report found software bugs which cause issues and can lead to customer dissatisfaction
  • Interact with software development group, provide all necessary information leading to a developed software fix
  • Software Installation & Imaging
  • Install & configure custom software applications on equipment system controllers
  • Apply base images to system controllers using applications such as Microsoft DISM
  • Develop & train team members on software installation procedures
  • Software Test & Validation.
  • Build test plans for implementation of new software releases on production equipment
  • Document & perform first of kind installs using simulation for high volume manufacturing equipment
  • Perform & validate customer scenario testing in simulation environment
  • Software Support
  • Provide remote & on-site support in the customer’s semiconductor fabrication sites
  • Listen to the customer & local team needs in term of software requirements. Interact with software development group for implementation
  • Support software activities on tools such as script implementations, anti-virus update, backups, database activities, etc.
  • Support equipment connections to customer network & interaction with automation system
  • Support factory automation scenario testing & integration with customer
  • Participate in product design, testing and documentation reviews as appropriate. Participate in user conferences & customer meetings as software representative.


  • Expertise on Windows environments (administrative activities, abnormal Windows behavior troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Expertise on Networking (network configuration, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Ability to write scripts for repeated tasks on system such as backups, deployment of software
  • Knowledge of SECS/GEMS Semi standards, virtualization using VMWare, and applying base images using Norton Ghost or Microsoft DISM is preferred

Business Expertise

· Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work in autonomy

Problem Solving

· Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents


· Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

· Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations

· Customer Management capabilities


Minimum required High School Diploma with experience.

Preferably Bachelor or Master’s degree (Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automation Engineering)



High School Diploma/GED (Required)




English (Required)

Years of Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 75% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


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.