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VITEK Co-op Software Engineer

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Fixed-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.


Co-Op 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.

Click Here to ”Be More” - With the bioMérieux Systems Development Team



As a member of a team creating software for innovative in vitro bacterial diagnostic solutions, you will assist with the design, development, and maintenance of software and development tooling for the VITEK system. You will be working under the instruction of senior team members. No previous experience with the biology domain is required.



  • Cultivate effective working relationships with other software developers, software architects, software testers, microbiology experts, business analysts and project leads.
  • Contributes to a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Analyze feature requirements, specifications, user stories, and current development processes to propose solutions to improve customer software and development team needs.
  • Design, code, automate testing, automate deploying and maintain solutions.
  • Support formal verification of selected software changes, including assisting with verification-testing activities and automation and field-related support.
  • Train on assigned procedures relevant to daily work.


Minimum Qualifications :

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s (BS) and/or graduate (MS) degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other Science/Engineering field with significant software development course work completed. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered. Junior year undergoing or completed is preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of software development fundamentals including object-oriented design concepts and common algorithms
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create clear and concise documentation
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Interest in learning new skills and development tools both in guided and independent activities


Preferred or Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile testing methodologies
  • Knowledge or experience with multiple levels of the software stack
    • REST service concepts / HTTP basics
    • HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript
    • Familiarity with automated testing frameworks: Junit/Mockito/Cucumber or similar
    • Understanding of relational database concepts/SQL
    • Web/Application server concepts
    • General software security concepts (encryption, certificates)
  • Knowledge or experience with Java and/or Typescript development libraries/frameworks
    • Angular/React or other single page application frontend framework
    • Spring (Core, Boot)
    • JPA/Hibernate
    • OO analysis and design experience using Design Patterns
  • Knowledge or experience with development process tools and frameworks
    • Version control system: Git
    • Continuous integration: Gradle, Jenkins
    • Continuous deployment: Ansible, VMWare
    • Scripting languages (Groovy, PowerShell, Bash, other)

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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