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Software Engineer/Sr Software Engineer/Lead Software Engineer

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Software Development

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.

It is not every day that you can say the software you helped develop will save hundreds of 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 detection with BacT Alert  and  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 Software Engineer, Sr. Software Engineer, or Lead Software Engineer will design and develop software for medical instruments used world-wide in clinical and industrial settings, and will:

  • Work under the direction of a lead developer and in collaboration with other software engineers on a component of the system to meet the design goals.
  • Work with software testers to ensure the system supports both automated and manual test needs.
  • Work with business analysts to discern applicable microbiology concepts and balance requirements with technical complexity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related scientific discipline with practical software development experience. 
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Java development experience (2 years Software Engineer; 5 years Sr. Software Engineer; 10 years Lead Software Engineer)
  • Common open-source Java frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, other)
  • OO analysis and design experience including Design Patterns
  • Automated unit and integration testing (2 years Software Engineer; 5 years Sr. Software Engineer; 8 years Lead Software Engineer)
  • Typescript or JavaScript and a front-end framework (Angular, React, other) (2 years Software Engineer; 5 years Sr. Software Engineer or Lead Software Engineer)
  • Work with other engineering disciplines or functions to clearly communicate software technical information.
  • Work independently.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking. 
  • Be able to define interfaces and APIs.  (Sr. Software Engineer or Lead Software Engineer)
  • Mentoring and training new developers.  (Sr. Software Engineer or Lead Software Engineer)
  • Reviews code of newer development staff and suggest improvements. (Sr. Software Engineer or Lead Software Engineer)
  • Proposes design ideas to architects. (Lead Software Engineer)
  • Assisting architects in defining nonfunctional attributes such as security, performance, frameworks, libraries. (Lead Software Engineer)
  • The position level you qualify for will be determined during the interview proccess


Preferred Qualifications

  • Relational database table design and use (2 years Software Engineer; 5 years Sr. Software Engineer; 10 years Lead Software Engineer)
  • Servlet containers (Tomcat, Jetty, other) and basic HTTP server configuration
  • Continuous integration systems (Jenkins, other)
  • REST concepts
  • Agile development practices (test driven development, pair programming, refactoring) (2 years Software Engineer; 5 years Sr. Software Engineer; 10 years Lead Software Engineer)




Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e.,,, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site or contact us at [email protected].

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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