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Application and Instrument Support Engineer

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

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.

Application and Instrument Support Engineer

It is not every day that you can say the software you helped develop will save hundreds or thousands of lives per year, but at bioMérieux, we put innovation to work in life-saving diagnostic devices deployed across the world.

With engineering centers in St. Louis, France, and Italy, our Systems Development team collaborates globally to build products that ensure patient health and consumer safety.

From antibiotic susceptibility testing to organism identification with mass spectrometry, bioMérieux offers challenging opportunities in a science-based domain with a public health focus. If you’re passionate about solving real-world problems, you’ll find a home in our team of expert software developers, engineers, and microbiologists.

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The Application and Instrument Support Engineer will provide extraordinary support for multiple internal R&D departments responsible for creating innovate IVD solutions.

  • Collaborate with R&D Microbiologists and Business Representatives across the organization to develop novel systems for medical device data analysis
  • Provide Instrument Support for initial setup and configuration in preparation for instrument data collection (Instrument Configuration, Networking, VPN(Certificates/Credentials))
  • Provide Application Support for a broad range of Thick-Client, Web/Cloud-based applications in support of IVD devices:
    • Account Creation
    • Customer Support Requests
    • Application Installation
    • Diagnostics/Troubleshooting/Investigations
    • Data/Database Analysis
    • User Training
    • Application Testing
    • ad hoc queries
  • Work as a part of the Software Development Teams to design and develop complex applications using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Partner with application developers/architects and infrastructure architects to define scalable future state architecture based on business strategy
  • Collaborate effectively within a cross-functional organization to prioritize, scope and communicate progress of deliverables
  • Document deliverables compliant with established company design control and regulatory statutes


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related scientific discipline, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.


  • 2+ years’ experience Windows Admin – (e.g. Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server, DOS and Command Prompt Commands, PowerShell, Services, Task Manager, etc.)
  • 2+ years’ experience Unix Admin (AIX, Linux)  – (e.g. smit, cron, shell programming (c, korn, bourne), scripting (perl, awk/sed), Editors (vi, emacs), terminal emulators (PuTTY, MobaXterm, User Account Creation, Administration Rights/Permissions]
  • 2+ years’ experience with relational database design, development, and support experience (e.g. Oracle, postgreSQL, SQL Server, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, Oracle Designer, Oracle Pro-C, T-SQL, Access, ODBC, ETL tools, and database utilities)
  • 2+ years’ experience with networking  (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, FTP (Command Line, Filezilla), Network Commands (ping, ipconfig, nslookup, etc.))
  • 2+ years’ experience with Windows Security (e.g. Symantec SEP, Windows Defender, Windows Security And Firewall, Active Directory (AD), etc.)
  • Experience with software version control tools. (e.g. Git/GitLab, Bitbucket, Make, Perforce, SVN, Artifactory)
  • Ability and experience working with large, complex, normalized relational data models is required.
  • An understanding of agile software development (e.g. SCRUM, TDD) is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive contributor and delivers high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cloud technology experience - AWS (RDS, Redshift, Dynamo, Athena, Glue, etc.)
  • 2+ years’ experience with at least some of the following programming languages (e.g. C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Angular, HTML, CSS, SAS)
  • ISO/FDA regulated environment as a member of a product development organization (medical device or biotech industry).
  • Deep knowledge of bioMérieux IVD devices and instrument software (VITEK, VITEK EVO, VITEK MS, BacT/ALERT, Virtuo, VITEK MS)
  • Experience working in a clinical or industry (food, veterinary, pharma, cosmetics) laboratory, especially with bioMerieux products.


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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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