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Director, Software Development - Product Development

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, 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.


A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.
bioMérieux - Salt Lake City is looking for a talented and engaged manager to play an integral role in the software development life-cycle for applications supporting the research and development groups within the Molecular unit at bioMérieux. You will be joining a team that values collaboration, continuous improvement, and a healthy work life balance.  This management position is being posted at the Director level.

Directors are responsible for the development, release, and maintenance of commercial and/or internal software. They direct and manage software life-cycles, including development, testing, release, and maintenance of software applications according to bioMérieux’ business needs. They lead and direct the work of others and are responsible for building and motivating project teams. A wide degree of initiative, creativity, and latitude is expected in this role, as is significant interaction with the department directors and company leadership. They are expected to collaborate effectively with people of all levels across the company. When necessary directors are expected to negotiate for timelines, resources, and priorities within the software groups and across other groups in the company.
Directors are excellent mentors for all levels of employees. They are expected to mentor project managers, technical leads, and others on their team, helping them develop the leadership and technical skills needed to successfully complete complex software development projects, including appropriate design history files and understanding the company mission.
Directors understand and help choose department and company goals. They take responsibility for achieving these goals and motivate others to do the same. They also understand the regulatory environment in which they operate and ensure that all software is compliant with applicable standards, regulations, and best practices.
Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities -    
  • Understand bioMérieux’ mission, values, and core technologies.
  • Understand the enterprise systems used by bioMérieux.
  • Understand the software development life cycle at bioMérieux.
  • Implement software development concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Manage the research, design, and development of computer software systems.
  • Collect, write, and analyze software requirements.
  • Determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consult with manufacturing, quality, scientific, engineering and other staff to evaluate and implement software.
  • Promote streamlined development with good engineering practices.
  • Ensure software is sufficiently tested to meet end-user needs.
  • Write and/or edit design documentation related to newly developed or updated software.
  • Write and/or edit documentation for general and technical audiences.
  • Teach and mentor project managers.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and negotiate with other bioMérieux employees at all levels across the company.
Qualifications -    
  • Training and Education: Requires a Bachelor of Science in an engineering, scientific, or technical field (a graduate degree is preferred)
  • Experience:
    • 7+ years of experience in software development or a related scientific field
    • 7+ years of experience in managing software projects using industry standard SDLC, or 7 years of experience managing technical/scientific personnel during the product development life-cycle
Skills -    
Technical Skills:    
  • Experience leading teams during the product development life-cycle
  • Basic understanding of the software development life-cycle for medical devices
  • Basic understanding of source code control, defect tracking and build systems
  • Strong scientific/business judgment
  • Strong organizational and management skills
 Writing and communication skills:    
  • Excellent technical writing experience
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation abilities
  • Attention to detail with the ability to multitask on various assignments
  • Efficient and creative approach to problem solving
  • Good time management with an ability to prioritize projects as needed

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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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