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Researcher

Department: R&D
Region: Midwest (US)

ETC is seeking a Researcher to join our Middleton, WI Advanced Research Group. We’re looking for a scientific thinker with a STEM degree who has a sense of curiosity and is driven to solve problems. If you have a knack for numbers, coding knowledge, and a passion for tackling problems , you’ve found the perfect match! Coding knowledge required, C/C++ would be a plus, as would a background in optics. Click here to learn more about ETC’s products and culture.

Representative Responsibilities:
• Support marketing, applications and project managers regarding the design of new systems and products
• Participate in the development of system architectures
• Assist in translating technical knowledge into products and processes, demonstrating feasibility of product ideas and operating principles within cost and time constraints
• Conduct necessary investigative work pertinent to designs, including feasibility studies, research and design of experiments to prove out product concepts
• Assist in the development of technical specifications and project plans
• Participate in the compilation of project schedules, task and project completion time estimates
• Work with teams to improve engineering methods and procedures
• Identify technical opportunities and suggest areas for product development and improvement, cost reduction, reliability, improved quality, manufacturing, and/or maintenance
• Analyze difficult or complex problems and propose solutions for specified products, processes or systems
• Assist in developing prototype designs and systems, and pre-pilot releases for new products
• Serve as a resource across multiple departments and projects
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Complete special projects and assignments in a positive and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or AMEP
• Solid understanding of the principals of physics & engineering
• Knowledge & experience with the following:
• Applied mathematics – required
• Physics/experimental physics – required
• Ability to write C/C++ - required
• Optics – desirable
• Ability to write software for Mac, Linux & Windows – desirable
• Rapid prototyping languages (e.g. Perl, python, TCL) – desirable
• Electrical Engineering - desirable

• Communication Skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Drive to work independently & set own priorities
• Ability to multitask


• Creativity/Problem Solving Skills
• A sense of curiosity & drive to figure things out
• Ability to identify problems and suggest alternatives for solutions
• Ability to demonstrate good judgment and a high degree of innovative and creative ability
• Ability to suggest unique methods for design or implementation of ideas in achieving established goals
• Knowledge & acceptance of when to move on


• Technical skills
• Strong technical abilities
• Ability to integrate business needs into technology development approaches.
• Ability to apply and interpret broad engineering theories, concepts and technologies in the design or development of specific new or improved products, systems and/or processes.
• Computer programming skills

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