STRATUS Automation was founded by Ryo Narisawa in 1998. STRATUS moved its company from Silicon Valley, California to Washington State (Seattle Suburbs) in 2006. Due to increase in demand and as a cost reduction measure, STRATUS shifted its Production and Engineering operations to sister company Stratus Automation Sdn. Bhd. in Penang, Malaysia. The office in Washington, USA remains as the corporate office. STRATUS has approximately 200 employees globally with more than 90% are from engineering background.

  • We are one of the leading, most cost-efficient and high-quality cleanroom Automated Material Handling System (AMHS) provider in the world.
  • We provide a complete turnkey AMHS mainly for semiconductor fabs, solar cell, medical industries as well as OEM supplier for many world class semiconductor automation system integrator

Job Objectives

  • Develop methods and procedures for software development that can scale up for large systems.
  • Develops and delivers quality software which fulfills internal and external customers specification.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop the control system/software for the projects assigned. Primary programming environment is C# .NET and SQL.
  • Software engineers are expected to spend extended period of time on-site during equipment installation. Installation sites include US, Europe and Asia.
  • Perform on-site installation of the equipment. Debug and test until final acceptance by customers. Software engineers are expected to spend extended period of time on-site during equipment installation. Installation sites include US, Europe and Asia.
  • Perform support and service for equipment on-site.
  • Improve and contribute on software application design, development and end-users experience.
  • Analyze current programs including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming.
  • Study and research on schematic for build-to-print project.
  • Provide technical consultation for project manager and customer from time to time.
  • Advice project manager and project application and sales team for components substitution.
  • On-site support for any electrical and control related issues if required.
  • Guide junior / assistant engineers on electrical and control related issues.

Authority / Accountabilities

  • Ensure intellectual property of company and clients is protected.
  • Assists department to maintain existing software/firmware application as well as creates new function/feature.
  • Be a team player and assists team member to completed assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ensure project deliver and meet project timeline.
  • Directing software development projects.
  • Leading engineers and software developers.
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude.
  • Review and debug code.

Education / Experience:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication), Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) or equivalent.
  • At least 6 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Preferably Executives specializing in IT/Computer - Software or equivalent.
  • Experience in equipment control system/machine automation programming is an advantage. Preference will be given to those with such experience.
  • Experience working with SEMI GEM Secs is an advantage.
  • Programming of PLC, GUI device and Motion Controllers


  • Bachelor's Degree, Masters in Computer Science/Information Technology (Programming), Software Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years working experience in the relevant field
  • Willing to travel and work in Penang, Malaysia
  • Strong experience in Automation - Writing machine sequence ( C#, C++, C )
  • Database Programming - SQL
  • Experience in WCF, WPF

Please take note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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