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Associate Director, SW Engineering

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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.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director, Software Engineering, is a senior management position, whose primary mission consists of the management, coordination, mentoring, and staffing of software engineers and architects involved in delivering bioMérieux medical device software. This position is expected to oversee the team members in the area of software development while considering long term architecture, solution universality, practicality, connectivity, and schedule commitments. The position requires the ability to embrace agility, perform risk analysis, work well in teams, and self-manage and provide oversight and leadership to a team of technical experts.


The Associate Director, Software Engineering, while working with the context of the bioMérieux Quality Management System, will collaborate and engage with other technical managers, project/program leads, scientists and engineers while prototyping, integrating and testing the technology for the next generation of diagnostic products for hospitals and laboratories. Coordination as a technical leader of project team members with marketing, project management, quality analytics, manufacturing, regulatory and other functional areas will be required.

Additionally the Associate Director, Software Engineering and the Software Engineering team will be required to support currently launched products, including field support, anomaly review and mitigation, and product evolution and change requests.



Primary Duties:

  1. Ensures the development of marketable products and technologies including their support by organizing the function(s), by defining the objectives, and by managing the development activities.
  2. Provide expertise on the application of our Quality Management System throughout the software development lifecycle.
  3. Ensures the continued support of products in the field through the manufacturing and quality processes.
  4. Responsible for the management and development of people, mentors key individuals, ensures the integrity of the performance management process and the development/training plans.  Recommends salary evolutions.
  5. Work hand-in-hand with Software Project Leads and cross-function teams to manage the software function using the  understanding of the capacities and characteristics of the technical staff and the ability to optimize the unique contribution of each one.
  6. Arbitrate in case of objective conflicts and moderate interactions between the staff and the other team members.
  7. Integrate parallel global projects involving other departments and guaranteeing efficient communication.
  8. Create processes and procedures in accordance with Function/Project/Program needs.
  9. Drives continuous improvement of processes and procedures in accordance with projects/programs and function’s needs, both inside and outside the function, ensuring compliance with the quality system and regulations as well as Global R&D procedures.
  10. Manage and control the operating budget of the function as well as specific costs of assigned projects, focusing on both immediate and long-range objectives.

Position Requirements:

  1. B.S. in Business Administration with focus on Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar field of study.
  2. 5+ years experience with leading teams of software engineers.
  3. Managing multiple software teams in a matrixed team environment.
  4. Understanding of product development and service life cycles.
  5. Deep understanding of company organization, operations and management processes; understands the product and services development cycle and/or good scientific practices; knowledge about industry and competition’s products and technologies
  6. Understanding of product development in a regulated environment.
  7. First-hand experience with agile methodologies
  8. Candidate must be well grounded in the fundamentals of software development lifecycles and agile methodologies.
  9. Ability to lead and direct others in a technical environment, and collaboratively work with members across multiple disciplines.
  10. Ability to lead and influence in a matrix organization.
  11. Strong planning and leadership skills, with proven ability to meet business objectives.
  12. Strong business acumen in addition to project management and technical skills.
  13. First hand experience in an ISO/ FDA regulated environment is highly desirable


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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