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Software Project Lead

Location: Hazelwood, MO, 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.


Job Description

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.  
Position Summary:  
Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, the Software Project Lead is responsible for accomplishing project objectives through leadership, team building, planning, expectation management, and risk mitigation. The position manages the work of a software development team (software developers, software testers and business analysts) and works closely with internal business stakeholders. The position is responsible for leading new software development, changes to existing software and production support. The position works in a matrixed environment and collaborates across many cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.  
  • Direct and manage the execution of new software releases for a medical device, from the analysis to the testing in an agile/iterative environment.
  • Drive estimation activities with the team to establish scope and timelines for the projects.
  • Ensure projects comply with bioMérieux processes/procedures while encouraging best practices in software engineering and lead the utilization of advanced practices, methods including XP, TDD.
  • Facilitate meetings and present to stakeholders at all levels of the organization the aspects of project progress and risks.
  • Collaborate with other project leads and managers on resource allocation, project priorities and development practices.
Minimum Qualifications:  
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline.  Consideration for equivalent practical experience will be accepted
  • 8+ years of experience of in software development projects with project management experience
  • Proven success in a matrixed organization
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment in multiple time-zones
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • People management or coaching experience
  • Exposure with technical environments such as Java and Object Oriented paradigms
  • Ability to work with technical architects and system engineers
  • Understanding of Agile practices in development teams.  (Scrum/Kanban/XP)
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience operating in a regulated environment with product development a plus

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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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