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Markes International has the following job openings

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Reports to: Senior Application Specialist

Location: Bridgend, UK

Role description

The application specialist will work as a key part of the technical marketing team to develop, optimise and evaluate applications to showcase the capabilities of our instrumentation across a wide range of markets. The application specialist is a vital link between product development and product marketing responsible for generating data used in marketing material and feeding back important market developments and opportunities into future generations of Markes TD products.

Primary responsibilities

The role involves, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develop & execute application work plans to showcase our products for marketing collateral and sales support.
  • Regularly operate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation including third party GC–MS.
  • Work alongside market development team to assess / demonstrate the application of our products to new market areas.
  • To write a variety of reports and application documentation following method development work from concise “Application Briefing Notes” to fully referenced papers for peer-review journals
  • Continuously develop and maintain knowledge of competitor’s products and applications that are relevant to projects in development.
  • Provide technical support and training to commercial teams including customer demonstrations and presentations, training for sales and product specialists on new applications and support application development with key customers.
  • To qualify customer requirements and demonstrate a solution to meet them
  • To be fully conversant with all technical aspects of the Markes’ TD product portfolio and therefore support and assist the sales/distribution channels to closing orders
  • Work alongside the product development team to evaluate new product developments and generate proof statements for new product introduction.

The role is based in our Headquarters in south Wales, UK. However, there will be the requirement for occasional business travel (including overseas) to conferences, customer sites and Markes' subsidiary offices

This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other jobrelated duties requested by any person authorised to give instructions or assignments


The successful candidate will;

  • Have a degree or higher degree (or equivalent) in analytical chemistry or a similar
  • Have a solid theoretical understanding of chromatography and hands-on experience of GC (or HPLC) and mass spectrometry with 5+ years experience is essential.
  • Have experience in application development and be meticulous in documenting the
  • Experience with a range of GC sample introduction techniques would be highly beneficial including thermal desorption, pyrolysis, SPME, headspace and purge and trap, as well as use of tandem mass spectrometry and common GC selective detectors. Familiarity with the most common GC-MS software packages will be considered a plus.
  • Have a proven logical approach to, and interest in, problem solving and a meticulous attention to detail in both laboratory work and written reporting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse complex systems or processes and explain them clearly and
  • Be articulate in both written and verbal communications with excellent presentation Previous direct experience of presenting posters or orals at global conferences will be considered a plus.
  • Be able to follow procedures but also be capable of “thinking on your feet” and exhibiting proactive behaviour.
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Reports to: Engineering Manager

Location: Bridgend, UK

Role description

The Senior Applications Software Engineer is part of a multi-disciplined Engineering team dealing with both new product development, improvements, and updates to an existing product range.
The role involves the design and implementation of user facing application software architecture; coordinating the application development lifecycle from conception through to product release; and supporting the applications, engineering, operations, sales and support teams with the development and maintenance of existing software products.

Primary responsibilities

Software architecture, design, and implementation.

  • Gathering requirements.
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.
  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
  • Development of software paradigms that promote ease of future development, code reusability and leverage of the existing code base.
  • Production of architecture, design solutions and test plans based on detail specification requirements.
  • Implementation and release of software solutions in accordance with coding standards and version control.
  • Preliminary testing of software
  • Documenting implementation of new software.
  • Supporting technical staff when building, deploying, configuring, and supporting customer systems
  • Investigate, analyse, and make recommendations regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications.
  • Respond promptly and professionally to bug reports.
  • Adapt and respond to new emerging technologies that impact or integrate with our systems, expected to learn these technologies very quickly and resolve any problems involved in integrating new technologies with our systems.

Co-ordination of application development

  • Scoping of software development requirements and resource.
  • Allocation and control of development resources.
  • Establishing and running build schedule to synchronize with the test team.
  • Liaising and supervising out-sourced resources.
  • Lead, supervise and mentor other team members.
  • Improve working practices to improve departmental performance.

Cross departmental support

  • Analysis and diagnosis of reported issues and formulation of a plan of action.
  • Implementation of issue resolution plans.
  • Technical support and training to other technical and non-technical groups.
  • Rapid development of proof-of-concept applications and prototypes to assist novel algorithm development and support niche requirements.

This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other jobrelated duties requested by any person authorised to give instructions or assignments


The successful candidate will have:

  • A Degree level qualification in relevant software related field.
  • Experience developing application software using C# and/or managed C++.
  • Experience with Microsoft .NET technologies.
  • Experience with unmanaged C/C++
  • Experience applications architecture and OO design
  • DirectX development experience with Direct3D.
  • User interface design experience
  • Experience of TCP/IP communications
  • XML


  • MatLab development experience
  • Embedded software development
  • Experience with version control systems (SVN or similar)
  • Unified Modelling Language
  • Experience of chromatographic data systems



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