FEI Internship Software Engineering - Electron Microscopy Applications in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Please note: The only positions we have left are available for master students, studying at a technical university in the Netherlands.

Our Company, pushing the boundaries of discovery

With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI Company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.

Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 3000+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

Introduction, the World needs answers

If you want to help accelerate discoveries that change our world for the better, look no further than FEI. We are looking for motivated and inspired professionals with experience to strengthen our R&D software organization. We are devoted to bringing leading technologies to different markets with high quality products and services. There’s an enormous variety of applications of our tools for our customers! From research to create better medicines and finding a cure for cancer, to examining how the structure of wafers are build up and how the paint of a sport car can be improved! It's just a small grip out of these varieties.

Check out these video’s

  • FEI’s corporate organization https://www.fei.com/about-fei/

  • FEI's Life Sciences business https://www.fei.com/life-sciences/

  • Inside the FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wEmsDhlA

  • Insight in Avizo 3d SW https://www.fei.com/software/avizo-3d/

  • Blog SW Technical lead Eindhovenhttp://www.talentbox.nl/blogs/3/gl6zc7-achieve-breakthroughs-by-electron-microscopes-

The Application Software Group (ASG)

As part of the R&D organization, ASG is committed to bring value-adding and game changing software solutions to our customers that help them with their success. ASG is a multi-site development organization divided over the R&D sites in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Hillsboro (US), Brno (Czech). The ASG organization in Eindhoven consists of around 30 software engineers. This team is responsible for the development of automation/application software for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). This software offers solutions to our life sciences, material sciences and semiconductors customers, by providing dedicated workflows. Examples are automated tomography or single particle acquisition and our dedicated semiconductors solution for e.g. automated metrology/measurements on the nanometer scale.


We have multiple internship opportunities within the Application Software teams in Eindhoven.


The assignments we have open relate to the following topics.

  • Model-based engineering (verification, code generation)

  • Software rejuvenation

  • Test automation and improvements

  • Simulation

  • Supporting tooling, e.g. diagnostics

  • Data analysis

  • Algorithms

  • User interaction

Assignments will be defined based on the expertise and interest of the student.

What we seek:

  • Students or graduate students

  • BSc or MSc students related to SW engineering, like Computer Science or Informatics, who need work on an assignment or topic for 6-9 months.

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Design and/or State Modeling, with the following languages C/C++ or C#, Visual Studio, Windows 7.

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills are required due to the high degree of interaction and collaboration (multi-site)

  • A team player within a dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical view combined with a pragmatic and hands-on attitude (flexibility)

  • Proactively and self-responsibility

  • Curious, fast learning

What we can offer:

  • Interesting SW projects where you will see the impact off your assignment in our day to day work environment. The opportunity to test and review what you’ve developed real life on our instruments.

  • Opportunity to become a part of successful international company working on cutting edge transmission electron microscopy in Eindhoven, the heart of the Brainport region

  • A great internship allowance and a laptop from our company

  • Possibility to grow in personal and leadership skills, with the possibility to be hired for one of our vacant software engineering/design roles. From that moment on you can grow in technical, project or managerial skills. (current vacancies can be found here: https://global-fei.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

  • Training, mentorship and development support

  • An informal, pleasant work culture and the ability to work in small teams within international projects

Please make sure your application contains an up to date resume, cover letter with your preferences, and your ideas for an assignment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: please don’t apply for this position if you’re graduated. Our internship contracts are determined by the Dutch policies towards hiring interns.

Job ID: 7432