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Senior Software Algorithm Developer - Life Science Instrument in Concord, Ontario at SCIEX

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

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Job ID: SCI002877

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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You will join an outstanding bioinformatics team and be responsible for the development and maintenance of algorithms and features for industry-leading software applications from SCIEX. Your contributions will include early phase prototyping, integration of concepts into production code for commercial products that can be deployed either on-prem or in the cloud and post-launch support. You will be highly motivated to understand and satisfy challenging requirements for algorithm performance.

  • Deliver prototype implementations of novel algorithms given high-level descriptions
  • Assist and automate algorithm evaluations
  • Integrate new features and mature algorithm concepts into existing and new C#/C++ applications in an efficient manner with sound design and quality code
  • Support delivery of algorithms for cloud applications
  • Quickly prepare brief, accurate and relevant documentation of designs, and present to technical lead for feedback as needed to align on design before development
  • Follow established practices of agile methodologies to ensure high quality software
  • Work as a team member to maximize the success of the development team, including not just fellow developers, but the full cross-functional team including testers, scientists and project manager

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a strong background in mathematics, statistics and algorithms, or a graduate degree in Science or Math with strong programming experience
  • 3+ years' experience in algorithm development, ideally with a focus on life sciences and signal processing
  • 2+ years' design/programming experience with C# and C++
  • Passion for sound design, coding and documentation practices to ensure long-term viability of code including test-driven development
  • Multi-threaded development
  • Experience with performance troubleshooting and optimization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specific training in bioinformatics including proteomics and other ‘omics’ applications as well as data searching, mining and visualization capabilities
  • Experience with various parallel processing techniques including SIMD
  • Experience with distributed processing and storage
  • Experience with containerization and Docker
  • Experience working autonomously on diverse parts of applications (UI, data model, etc.)
  • General familiarity with Linux or Unix
  • Experience with .NET Core
  • Experience as an effective collaborator with team members in a geographically distributed team highly desired
  • Experience with any of MATLAB, R, KNIME, Python

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.


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At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.