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  • defining the software architecture for next generations of machines you shape the digital future of ZEISS in the Semiconductor Manufacturing

  • finding the best solutions for embedded systems (most likely under Linux) in software structure, technology stack and development tools and considering limitations such as hardware, legacy and performance requirements

  • analysing system requirements, agreeing on technical requirements and proposing and deciding options with the team

  • communicating with internal and external stakeholders like software developers, PO’s and electronics teams

  • guiding the team members to use the best code standards, compilation pipelines, with efficient/automated builds, testing and deployment

  • optionally this role can double as technical PO

  • you have proven experience as software architect and in professional software development

  • you can use UML, design patterns and other methods and approaches (like SysML, C4 model, OPM, etc. with tools like Enterprise Architect) to describe and agree software system design

  • you know C and C++ and build systems like Azure Dev Ops Pipelines and Git to find the best overall solution

  • you have developed real-time control systems based on both Linux and bare metal implementations

  • optionally you have experience as PO or systems engineer

  • you can communicate clearly, precisely and with empathy and have a passion to successfully solve complex challenges independently and in a team

  • good English and optionally German language