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Senior Software/Firmware Engineer - Life Science Instrument in Redwood City, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job ID: SCI002580

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


This position supports the growth of the Sciex LC business in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. As part of a distributed team the ideal candidate brings outstanding communications skills, excellent technical expertise, creative thinking, strong software development skills in application, back-end (Services) and embedded firmware to the organization. The new hire will report to the Sr. Software Development Manager for the Sciex LC business in Redwood City.

  • Create and maintain instrumentation control software for Life Sciences domain within a distributed software team
  • Microsoft Windows application development using WPF, MVVM, XAML, C#, C, C++, VisualStudio
  • Embedded firmware development using firmware compilers for onboard instrument control
  • Microsoft Windows Service development using interfaces, data contracts, multi-threading, OOP, OOD, TCP/IP, WCF protocols.
  • Agile development software processes. Code reviews, architecture and design practices, SCRUM software development cycles with Sprints, user stories, task estimation and planning
  • Implementation of embedded unit tests and automation scripts 
  • Create and maintain software lifecycle documentation (Requirements, Architecture) 
  • Support the verification of software and systems through continuous integration builds
  • Comply to the quality management system and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Team player with good communication skills in architecture design, peer to peer discussions, team dynamics, collaboration and innovation

Job Requirements


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years C, C++, C#, .NET, WPF, WCF, HTML, OOP/OOD, MS Windows application/service and/or embedded software development preferably in a Life Science or Medical Device domain
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills using engineering architecture design processes for WPF application development with MVVM
  • Agile/Scrum software development process experience using JIRA/TFS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is self-motivated, results oriented and continuously looking to improve own skills
  • Has track record for delivering results, taking ownership and is accountable of software from design to commercialization

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) or Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) systems is a plus
  • Experience in Life Science or Medical Device domains 
  • Strong business sense with customer focus

Danaher Corporation Overview

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.

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our elite 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 the Danaher Business System. 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 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 new value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.