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Software Application Architect

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Location: Saint Louis, 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 that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMérieux’s global headquarters is located in Marcy L’Étoile, France, and we have more than 11,200 team members in 44 countries. With our distributor network, we serve more than 160 countries. bioMérieux, Inc., our Americas division, has more than 4,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries. Our passionate team members recognize the power of diagnostics and rally behind our mission to help save lives.




It is not every day that you can say the software you helped develop will save hundreds of thousands of lives per year, but at bioMérieux, we put innovation to work creating life-saving diagnostic devices.



As an Application Architect, you will identify and coordinate architectural improvements for modernizing the VITEK 2 medical device software found in most hospital laboratories to determine the best antibiotics to treat millions of infected patients each year. Originally developed as part of the Spacelab program and updated in the early 2000s, the system is being updated again to provide treatment recommendations for the next 20 years.

  • Realize your vision by working with and mentoring lead developers to ensure all software components are high-quality and cleanly coded. Assist developers to solve particularly challenging development problems.
  • Guide developers on applying agile principles and XP practices such as test/behavior-driven development, story grooming and continuous improvement via retrospectives. Participate in pair-programming.
  • Collaborate with leads from other disciplines (firmware, microbiology, biomathematics…) to define and manage interfaces between the software and those groups. 
  • Advise on balancing customer needs, technical complexity, and the long-term vision of system capabilities.
  • Sustain the ongoing effort to migrate a monolithic architecture into independent deployable components.

Minimum Qualifications

BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related scientific discipline, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

10 or more years of experience of Java and web development.

Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.




  • Agile development practices (test-driven development, pair programming, refactoring)
  • Java and common open-source frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, other)
  • OO analysis and design experience including Design Patterns
  • Service-based or Microservice architecture and REST concepts
  • Automated unit and acceptance testing



  • Relational database design and application
  • Servlet containers (Tomcat, Jetty, other) and basic HTTP server configuration
  • Build and continuous integration systems (Jenkins, Gradle, other)

Preferred Qualifications


  • Networking and security concepts (certificates, Windows domains, LDAP, other)
  • Typescript or JavaScript and a front-end framework (Angular, React, other)
  • Automated installation/deployment processes (Ansible, InnoSetup, Wix, other)
  • Application cybersecurity analysis or remediation

R&D Systems Development Environment

With engineering centers in St. Louis, Salt Lake City, 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.

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Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.


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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