Kirsten McNamara | Software Quality Engineer

Meet Kirsten McNamara, our Staff Software Quality Engineer who holds her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Originally from Elmira, New York, Kirsten worked at Brooks Automation and American Science and Engineering where she held many positions including robotics technician, manufacturing engineer, final test manager and software quality assurance engineer. In 2011, Kirsten moved to San Diego for the beautiful weather and ocean breezes (and to work at Cymer/ASML).

As a Staff Software Quality Engineer, Kirsten creates and performs tests to validate new and changed laser and data products software.

“I love the variety of interesting challenges and all of my talented co-workers.”

Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys remodeling her home.

“I’m a serial remodeler and I love modern architecture and design. My home is in serious need of an update and I’m on my fourth major renovation in five years! (Yes I’m cooking in my garage now.) When I’m not working on my next renovation design, I’m usually outside enjoying all San Diego has to offer with my husband, Larry, and our Australian Shepherd, Rocket.”

Fun fact about Kirsten? She’s a descendent of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams.