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Senior Lead Software Engineer

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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.

Senior Lead Software 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 Lead Software Engineer will drive architecture improvements for the Non-Product software team to design and develop software for internal R&D, Clinical, and Manufacturing departments who are responsible for creating innovate IVD solutions.

  • Collaborate with, and mentor lead developers to design components of the system in order to meet product and design goals.
  • Guide lead developers through challenging development activities.
  • Collaborate with leads from other disciplines (embedded software, microbiology, biomathematics, etc.) to define and manage interfaces between the software and those groups.
  • Coordinate with software testers to ensure the system supports both automated and manual test needs.
  • Work with microbiology experts and business analysts to learn microbiology and balance requirements with technical complexity, and long term vision of the system capabilities.
  • Work with cybersecurity analysts and penetration testers to ensure patient data is protected.
  • Lead all aspects of cloud-based development and deployment strategy.
  • Design and implement overall data management strategy for product information collected and analyzed throughout the product development life cycle.


Minimum qualifications:

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


10 or more years of experience of Full Stack Java development, including HTML 5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular, and Java J2EE.


Ability to develop and document deliverables compliant with established company design control and regulatory statutes


Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.


Spring, JPA/Hibernate, SOA, REST services using Spring Boot and Swagger

Authentication Protocols in AWS, Windows and Linux

SSL communication

OO analysis and design experience using Design Patterns

Automated unit and integration testing

Design and development of relational databases.


Preferred Qualifications:

ISO/FDA regulated environment as a member of a product development organization (medical device or biotech industry).

Tomcat/JBOSS servers

Linux command line usage experience

Scripting language (Python, Groovy, Bash, etc )

Version control system ( Subversion, Git )

Build technologies like Gradle, Maven, Jenkins

AWS (EC2, S3, Lambda Functions, ECS, EKS, RDS)

Automated unit and integration testing

Iterative software development methodologies and/or Agile


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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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