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Sr. Image Processing Engineer

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Location: San Jose, CA, 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.


Our mission is to help fight sepsis by providing a rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing solution. The primary purpose of this position is to develop, refine and maintain image processing software to perform signal quantification, analysis, and classification - core functions of our technology. This work will support both production instrument software and tools used for QC and manufacturing.


Our mission is to help fight sepsis by providing a rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing solution. The primary purpose of this position is to develop image processing related tools and algorithms to perform signal analysis and classification. The work product will be used internally as well as in production, in the medical device space.


  • Design, analyze, implement, optimize, simulate, test, debug, maintain and document new and existing image processing software.
  • Follow internal software development processes for medical devices, e.g. ISO 12207, IEC 62304.
  • Follow design control processes for medical devices compliant to ISO 13485 and 21CFR820.30
  • Follow internal agile processes in software development, e.g. compliant to TIR 45.
  • Actively support unit and functional testing and participate in any required code refactoring.
  • Actively support verification and validation efforts.
  • Research new and existing algorithms and technologies and collect data to support design choices.
  • Assist in imaging HW design and investigations.


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics with 7+ years experience required, OR
  • MS or PhD. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics with 5+ years experience (or equivalent) required
  • Python/OpenCV/Python image processing fluency required, with attention to coding standards (e. g. PEP8).
  • 5+ years experience in image processing algorithm development required.
  • Fluency with software development processes for IVD medical devices required.
  • Sound knowledge of image processing fundamentals required.
  • Strong signal and image processing and mathematical background.
  • Experience with some advanced image processing algorithms preferred.
  • Sound software development practices and experience with developing in a group required.
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical documentation skills required.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a team as well as independently.


    Domestic travel requires 10 % of time.

    International travel required <5 % of time.


    The estimated salary range for this role based in California is between $ 119,500 and $ 152,400 annually. This role is eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and individual performance per bioMerieuxs bonus program. This range may differ from ranges offered for similar positions elsewhere in the country given differences in cost of living. Actual compensation within this range is determined based on the successful candidates experience and will be presented in writing at the time of the offer.

    In addition, bioMrieux offers a competitive Total Rewards package that may include:

    • A choice of medical (including prescription), dental, and vision plans providing nationwide coverage and telemedicine options
    • Company-Provided Life and Accidental Death Insurance
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Retirement Plan including a generous non-discretionary employer contribution and employer match.
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Wellness Programs
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Various voluntary benefit offerings
    • Discount programs
    • Parental leaves

    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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