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Software Business Analyst (Microbiologist)

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.

Software Business Analyst

It is not every day that you can say that 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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This Software Business Analyst position is well suited by someone with a microbiology and/or clinical background.  As a member of a highly collaborative, cross-functional software-development team, the Software Business Analyst will represent customer needs to the software-development team, develop specifications, and help develop software for innovative IVD solutions that help hospitals determine the correct antibiotics to treat millions of infected patients each year.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with other business analysts, software developers, software testers, and microbiologists to analyze feature requirements and user stories to develop effective specifications and quality software
  • Work with technical staff to clarify requirements for new features, anomaly fixes, and automated tests
  • Review and improve legacy requirements documentation
  • Assist with product usability and associated studies
  • Assist with development and summary of key testing metrics
  • Assist with task estimation, backlog grooming, and planning of work
  • Support product-validation activities and field-related investigations
  • Support team retrospectives and other Agile ceremonies
  • Train on assigned procedures relevant to daily work
  • Focus on continuous improvement of daily processes and software quality


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or related scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Biomedical Engineering, etc.) or similar disciplines, and/or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years’ experience as a microbiologist working in a clinical lab environment
  • Significant experience in the use and operation of the bioMérieux VITEK 2 suite of lab instruments (VITEK 2 Compact, VITEK 2 XL) in a clinical environment using ID/AST concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an ISO/FDA regulated environment as a member of a product-development organization (medical-device or biotech industry) preferred
  • Familiarity with Lab Information Systems (LIS) and instrument interfacing
  • Experience in creating and executing lab-validation protocols and performing instrument-validation testing
  • Demonstrated ability to gather customer requirements and create specifications for clinical software processes and/or products

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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