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Senior Software Engineer in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job ID: BEC012462

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter 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.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter 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.


The position of Senior Software Engineer has the primary responsibility to design our current and next generation of laboratory software systems and to improve the internal execution efficiency by coaching, implementing and practicing Extreme Programming (XP) practices. The incumbent architects, designs, codes and unit tests software components. The Staff Software Engineer will conduct and participate in reviews and inspections for all elements in the software lifecycle to ensure that our software quality and customer satisfaction goals are achieved.  Leads and/or participates in multi-functional product research and development teams. The incumbent Practices and Propagates Extreme Programming practices as well as mentor and coach the team members on design principles, code quality, refactoring, Unit Testing, Test Driven Development and Pair Programming.
  • Lead and guide team with extensive knowledge of technical principals, theories, and concepts in Software Development field.
  • Creates architecture, design, code and unit test modules/components.
  • Evolve the product code quality and internal execution efficiency by implementing Object Oriented design principles, refactoring, Unit Testing, Test Driven Development and Pair Programming.
  • Conducts and participates in design, code and test reviews and inspections, ensuring application of software engineering best practices, as well as the feasibility, efficacy and compliance to functional and regulatory standards.
  • Works closely with the software team, the software verification team, the functional manager and the project manager.
  • Develop, maintain and communicate status of project plans for assigned design elements
  • Coordinate dependencies between design elements, milestone planning, and integration activities with other software, hardware and systems engineers
  • Maintain professional relationships and monitor policies, procedures and standards relating to software development to ensure regulatory compliance and adoption of technologies and industry best practices.
  • Collaborates with distributed, cross-functional teams to ensure products meet quality, performance, scalability, reliability and schedule goals.
  • Investigates software, hardware, and system problems using a variety of techniques and provides innovative solutions.
  • Conduct and participate in reviews and inspections for all elements in the software lifecycle to ensure that our software quality and customer satisfaction goals are achieved
  • Prepares appropriate documentation as required by internal product development processes and regulatory agencies such as FDA and ISO.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field with 9+ years’ of experience designing software components using OOA/OOD methodologies.
  • Solid experience architecting, designing and developing C++ based solutions with good depth of knowledge in Unit Testing, Code Quality, Code Refactoring, Test Driven Development and Pair Programming.
  • 2+ years of experience in software development for commercial products, preferably electro-mechanical instruments is a plus
  • Experience developing medical devices and working knowledge of FDA Quality Systems Regulation is desirable
  • Minimum 3 years development experience with Visual C++.
  • Experience in building data presentation layers for large complex data sets.
  • Lead architecture aspects of software development with strong emphasis on OOAD, layered application development,  architecture design patterns
  • Experience with real-time transaction processing and data persistence using an SQL database, as well as low-level, nuts and bolts Windows expertise, are pluses
  • Good systems knowledge to work within a cross-functional team to develop new products features
  • Excellent teaming skills to work with cross-functional and in a multi-site software team
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to resolve issues and complete projects
  • Must be able to communicate in English, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to travel as needed (minimal).
  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server is a plus.
  • Experience with In Vitro Diagnostic domain is a plus.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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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