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Software Project Lead

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Information Technology

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.


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.


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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Diector of Software engineering, the Software Project Lead coordinate development activities for one or more software projects for the VITEK 2 System that helps hospitals determine the correct antibiotics to treat millions of infected patients each year. 



  • Direct and manage the execution of new software releases for our VITEK 2 System, 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.
  • Encourages 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.
  • Collaborate with other VITEK SW Project Lead and managers on ressource allocation, project priorities and development practices.


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 in software development with a first project management experience.
  • Team leading ability, shown by having led a team to work co-operatively with others, continually reviewing objectives and priorities, and accepting collective responsibility.
  • Influencing skills, evidencing ability to gain agreement or acceptance through influence, persuasion or negotiation.
  • Organizational skills, demonstrating the ability to establish plans of action to effectively ensure achievement of results.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a regulated environment as a member of a product-development organization (medical-device or biotech industry)
  • Ability to work in diverse geographic, cultural and cross-functional environments.
  • Preferred but not required Java / Full Stack/ Object oriented development
  • Experience with JIRA


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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