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Senior Software Engineer / Lead

Palo Alto, CA | research and engineering

Job Description

B.S. in computer science or related field with experience in programming and scripting languages, web technologies, and application development

About the Job

We are searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team of scientists and engineers who reinvent Digital Design and Manufacturing by implementing the cloud-deployed software tools that provide previously unseen levels of automation at various stages of the design and manufacturing process.


  • Serve as the technical lead, architect and coder extraordinaire — we need someone who takes charge and makes sure things work as intended.
  • Write elegant, maintainable, and reusable code – we need someone who can go beyond architecting a software system, and equally enjoys hands-on, deep-down coding.
  • Support testing, cloud deployment, and UI design.


  • B.S. degree in computer science, engineering or related field. M.Sc. a plus.
  • Experience leading small, high-velocity software engineering teams.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team -- you know how to set the pace while maintaining quality.
  • Experience with various programming and scripting languages, incl. C/C++, Java, Python.
  • Experience with web technologies: HTML, Javascript, application servers.
  • Experience developing object-oriented, production-quality, web-based software applications.
  • Experience with continuous integration, automated testing, code coverage, and other rapid application development methods and design principles.
  • A drive to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in web development and software technologies.

Desired Experience

  • Knowledge and/or experience in cloud computing and mobile platforms.
  • Experienced with design patterns.
  • Experience working in an applied R&D setting with Ph.D. level research scientists.
  • Experience using or developing tools for PLM/CAD/CAM.
  • Experience with node.js, jQuery, HTML5 (incl. WebGL, WebSockets)


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html).  PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).

About the group

PARC’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) research organization is unlike any other. Combine the best of an esteemed research group, a top-notch university, an entrepreneurial startup, and a premiere technology company and you get ISL. Our group melds its world-class innovation chops with researching and developing real-world applications that have market potential, focusing on creating new business options and opportunities. We’re driven to get our ideas out of the lab and into the world, and we need superb research talent to make that happen.

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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