Staff Software Engineer - Core Team Lead in Grants Pass, Oregon at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC011704

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


Beckman Coulter’s Particle Counting and Characterization business is growing and needs technical leaders to work as part of our team to develop and deliver new products. The Staff Software Engineer applies modern development methodologies and experience with new software technologies to create world class products. The Staff Software Engineer leads a cross functional project team to develop new products and sustain existing product lines. An understanding of best practices for delivering co-developed hardware and software is required in this role. An understanding of hardware interfaces, human interfaces, and the impact of hardware choices on software design is required.
  • Collaborate with a broad range of people to derive requirements and deliver products that change the world
  • Use user-centered design to deliver products that delight our customers
  • Lead design of major software components
  • Cultivate innovation
  • Challenge status quo whilst supporting a world class product development life cycle
  • Mentor and be mentored by your team members in development techniques and technologies
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership for our software development teams.
  • Participate in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing, and certification of software. Understand and apply automated test strategies to the entire development life cycle.
  • Demonstrate experience with a broad range of software technologies and the ability to make technical choices objectively.
  • Provide technical leadership for global development efforts.
  • Build relationships with peers across the business and uses these relationships to drive innovation.
  • Actively tracks developments in the software community and incorporates them where appropriate.
  • Provide guidance to the organization for strategic planning and technology.
Tools we use:
  • Container services (Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Maven, Jenkins, Git, Jira, Confluence
  • C#, C++, Javascript, Rust, Ruby, Python
  • Windows, Linux, AWS, .Net, Mono, QT
  • Cloud - Amazon Web Services including EC2, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS, Rouge53, ALB, container services
  • NoSQL - i.e. MongoDB, CouchDB, DynamoDB
  • Relational DB - MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL
  • Machine learning 
  • Big data analytics 
  • Numerical analysis

Job Requirements


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of demonstrated success delivering software products using agile software development techniques
  • Experience developing production software for desktop computing or embedded devices
  • Experience delivering successful IoT or embedded web applications 
  • You are an expert in test driven development
  • Experience designing REST APIs and consuming RESTful services
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience architecting and developing successful large scale design
  • Relentless focus on optimizing time to market while increasing quality
  • You have an exceptional ability to find and share tools that optimize your work 
  • We are agile, we inspire and embrace change, we expect that from you too
Your experience includes these crucial skills:
  • Ability to communicate software and system design 
  • Automated testing
  • Automated software delivery pipelines
  • Continuous Integration
  • Ability to work with customers to understand their needs and translate them into requirements and design
  • User Experience (UX) / User Interface design and implementation
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Technical Leadership
  • Modern software development methodologies including Agile and Scrum
  • 10+ years experience with at least one of: C++, C#, Rust, GoLang, JavaScript or Java
  • 10+ years experience with at least one of: Ruby, Python, Perl
  • Product development for Linux OS
  • Product development for Windows OS
  • Product development for mobile Web platform
  • Networking and Communications Protocols
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Strong background with networking or security

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.


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