Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job ID: PAT000418

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.


Position Summary 

Leica Biosystems Image Analysis and Clinical Microscopy Applications group develops medical imaging systems primarily for the cytogenetics and pathology communities. The main products we develop in Newcastle are CytoVision, Ariol and VERSA (see

We follow SCRUM methodologies (an agile technique) for software product development.
We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative people with good communication skills to become members of an established development team creating cytogenetics and pathology imaging applications. Their primary role will be to design, develop and maintain software integration and control of complex scientific hardware for these applications.

Major Responsibilities
  • Implement and document software designs
  • Implement and document software development and hardware integration, e.g. various microscope and camera components
  • Implement and document engineering tests
  • Collaborate with customers and product specialists to develop new features
  • Learn and apply company ISO 13485 procedures for software development
  • Provide customer support when necessary
  • Provide product demonstrations when necessary


Job Requirements


Required Education, Experience, Skills

  • Proven and demonstrable experience in developing software applications in C# 
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in developing software applications in C++
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in integrating and controlling hardware 
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in user interface design with WPF
  • MS Visual Studio
  • SCRUM / Agile development framework

Desired Education, Experience, Skills

  • Degree in Mathematics, Computing or Science preferred, but not mandatory

  • Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Mobile apps development
  • Automated testing / unit testing
  • Distributed Source Control
  • Regulated device development 

  • Infrequent, occasional trips to customer sites

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.

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