Frontend Developer in San Diego, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job ID: PAT000420

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Leica Biosystems, a global medical device manufacturer, has been pioneering the field of digital pathology (formerly under Aperio) since 1999.  With the largest install base of any other digital pathology scanner, the history of innovation and deep collaboration with our customers is proven. As the market evolves and adoption of this new technology is taking hold, the need for expanding the talent and expertise of our software and IT organization continues to increase. Leica aims to advance cancer diagnostics by enabling labs, pathologists, and clinicians to provide same day diagnosis by aligning and integrating their workflow through our devices, software, and IT solutions.

Position Summary 

The primary role of the Frontend Developer is to design, develop, and unit test stand alone and web application software for Pathology image management applications. Design and deliver functionality for information management, image viewing and analysis applications.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Managers and other Software engineers developing web applications, and image viewing and analysis applications.

  • Work closely with the Senior Engineers to assist in design.

  • Provide second-level support for operations (installations and customer support).

  • Develop software in accordance with development procedures.

  • Collaborate with team on complex technical details

  • Unit test software and installers prior to turnover to SQA engineers.

  • Work closely with the SQA team to test candidate releases.


Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience

  • 2+ years development experience.

  • 2+ years experience with scripting language, and JavaScript or related Web 2.0 components (PHP, CSS, AJAX, etc.)

  • Experience with database management.

  • Solid understanding of design and picks up concepts quickly.

  • Good working knowledge of databases. 

  • Familiarity with network / server issues, TCP/IP concepts, etc.

  • Experience in estimating requirements and writing design documents for small to medium projects

  • Must be self-sufficient, reliable, and able to work independently to develop distributed software.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience working with SCRUM in an Agile team environment.

  • 2+ years C++/C# / Windows development.

  • Experience developing multi-threaded applications.

  • Familiarity with image file formats (JPEG, TIFF) and with compression techniques (JPEG, LZW)

  • Familiarity with IDE for web programming.

  • Familiarity with GUI design for non-technical users, especially for web pages.

  • Background in the healthcare or medical device industries preferred.


  • BS/BA in Computer Science/Engineering or related major. 


  • Non expected

javascript, js, php, frontend, web developer, spa, jquery, angular, vue, web stack, full stack, web designer, single page app, client side developer, reactive design

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. 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.

To Apply:

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 

For consideration, please complete the on-line application and submit your resume.

Leica Biosystems pays salaries commensurate with market value, and provides exceptional benefits.

Leica Biosystems is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer:  Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Disability, Vet, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.

Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 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.


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