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Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Job ID: MOL002297

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.

Molecular Devices 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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Position Summary
We are seeking an exceptional software engineer who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and innovative R&D environment.  The right candidate will be a self-motivated, positive person who can work independently as well as being a team player, has excellent debugging/problem solving skills, has built innovative solutions and appreciates delivering a high-quality product.  The successful candidate will work directly with a team of software engineers, product manager and scientists and will be responsible for developing software applications for data acquisition and data analysis for scientific instrument systems.

  • Design and develop data acquisition and analysis software for scientific instruments
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including requirement analysis, specification, design, implementation and testing
  • Participate in technical meetings and design reviews
  • Collaborate with customer team to translate and document customer requirements to project requirements
  • Perform code reviews and create unit tests
  • Work with the support team to diagnose and resolve customer issues
  • Ensure consistent development practices and architecture among all developers
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of Agile software development, documentation and release methodology

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or other related field combined with 5+ years of software development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in C++, design patterns, and building shared application components
  • Experience with object-oriented .NET (C#, WinForms) design and development
  • Experience developing for instrument control and device drivers in Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Experience with Visual Studio, bug tracking systems, and version control systems (Git, Perforce, etc.)
  • Experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task when necessary and desire to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and help the team succeed
  • Results oriented – has track record for delivering results, takes ownership and is accountable
  • Linux, IoT, and Qt cross-platform development experience is a plus
  • Experience in developing statistical models is a plus
  • Experience developing software applications for life science instruments and for scientific data analysis is a plus
Additional Considerations:
  • Experience in planning and conducting voice of customer (VoC) studies to align with customers’ needs to drive product specifications.
  • Experience and skill diagnosing issues with complex integrated software platforms
  • Experience working professionally with product development teams
  • Strong desire to continuous learning and personal growth


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.