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Senior Software Engineer - Medical Devices

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Information Technology

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


The Company

The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. Sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics, a bioMerieux company, has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner than existing methods, saving patients suffering from drug-resistant infection.

We have just been funded, are bringing our first key product to market, and offer an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth, with recognition from major customers and government agencies fueling an expansion of our staff.

The Job

This is the job for you if want to be where your ideas will be central to building a company and creating lifesaving products. This role is for a generalist developer creating a transformative commercial medical system. The role includes defining the business layer and implementing the core functionality of Specific’s Reveal diagnostics instruments. This is not a web based full stack role but the role is to develop device, instrument, code from the user’s perspective down and from the firmware state machine layer up. The job spans development, test, documentation and iteration based on test results. Software development is the DNA of our company and core to our product developments. The main development roles include design and coding of:


  • Instrument core control functionality including imaging, motion and workflow.
  • User interface with an understanding of the customer use cases.
  • System administrator configurations and controls.
  • Communication interfaces to management software.
  • Unit test and participation in design verification and regulatory documentation.


You will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company. Our software development is very diverse, and you will have the opportunity to work on various technologies and develop various aspects to our solution. You have a proven track record of successfully, architecting, coding and testing to solve challenging real-world applications, preferably in devices and instruments. You will work in an agile programming environment and help the team define and maintain development practices that let us iterate quickly while maintaining quality. You should be excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and the following qualifications:


  • A degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Biology or related field and at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Proficiency with the following programming languages: C#, Python, and C/C++
  • Substantial experience developing console and Desktop applications using WPF is required; QT is a plus; if you’re strictly a web developer, this will not be the right role for you.
  • Cloud experience a big plus; AWS experience preferred.
  • Knowledge database technologies is a plus – strong preference given to PostgreSQL and Redshift
  • A proven track record of developing, validating and deploying.
  • Medical instrument software experience is preferred.
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis, full fluency (verbal and written) of the English language is a must.

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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