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Staff Software Engineer - Instrument Control in Loveland, Colorado at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC012575

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.
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The staff software engineer leads and participates in the design, development, and debugging of software for life sciences applications and instrumentation.  This includes software for instrument control, communication, data management, data analysis, as well as user interfaces.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in the generation of system requirements
  • Lead and participate in the design of system architecture, its components, modules, subsystems, and interfaces. This includes balancing the software requirements and trade-offs that influence hardware selection and design
  • Lead and participate in multi-functional design reviews
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of software components and subsystems
  • Lead and participate in the design and implementation of software testing and verification
  • Participate in the ongoing improvement of software development processes, methodology, and tools
  • Improve quality of existing, complex code base
  • Provide technical leadership of small team

Job Requirements


  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related BS degree with 9+ years experience; or MS degree with 7+ years experience; or Doctoral degree with 4+ years experience
  • Expertise in software architecture design
  • Experience in developing and delivering production software
  • Strong software engineering best practices background with demonstrated ability to adhere to source control and design control processes
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and focused urgency
  • Experience with agile development processes and continuous integration
  • Demonstrated strong teamwork skills
  • Possess professional written and verbal communication skills for interaction with engineering team, technical support personnel, and technical writers
  • Experience with the following technologies: Native C++, C#, GUI development in .NET or Qt, networking and/or embedded web development

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Controlling physical instrumentation from software
  • Image processing and analysis, Open CV
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Boost
  • Linux
  • Embedded OS and architecture
  • GMP CFR 21 part 11
  • C++/CLI for unmanaged DLLs
  • Python
  • Qt
  • MFC
  • Verilog or VHDL

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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.