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Software Technical Lead

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

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 in life-saving diagnostic devices deployed across the world.


As a Technical Lead, you will own one or more technical components of the system. You will guide a group of 3 to 4 developers participating in 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.

  • Collaborate with other technical leads and application architects to define component responsibilities, plan components evolution, and ensure components will meet system needs.
  • Mentor developers on one or more component of the system to meet your design goals for maintainability and quality.
  • Collaborate with business analysts, developers and software testers in a test/behavior-driven development approach.
  • Guide developers on applying agile principles and XP practices such as story grooming, refactoring 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.



  • Java and common open-source frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, other)
  • OO analysis and design experience including Design Patterns
  • Automated unit and acceptance testing



  • Agile development practices (test-driven development, pair programming, refactoring)
  • Service-based or Microservice architecture and REST concepts
  • Build and continuous integration systems (Jenkins, Gradle, other)

Preferred Qualifications


  • Relational database design and application
  • Servlet containers (Tomcat, Jetty, other) and basic HTTP server configuration
  • 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.

Click Here to ”Be More” - With the bioMérieux Systems Development Team


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.



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