Systems Software Engineer in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job ID: PAT000558

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.

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.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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The Leica Biosystems Imaging business is excited to be growing our R&D capability in our Vista, CA office, just outside of San Diego! On our journey to Vision 24, enabling clinicians to efficiently provide patients a highly confident diagnosis within 24-hours from biopsy, the LBS Imaging business plays a critical part in the scanning, image management and image analysis parts of the overall integrated solutions we offer.
The primary role of the System Software Engineer is to implement required Systems and Software improvements to our existing scanner products, supporting our installed base, and manufacturing. In addition, he/she will be involved in the software and algorithm development for new scanners. Scanners are complex medical devices consisting of high precision stages, multiple line scan and area cameras, programmable light sources in different modes and automated high throughput autoloader. Scanner images are high resolution gigapixel images compressed using various compression libraries.
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.
Major Responsibilities
  • Independently identify and diagnose most systems problems
  • Implement Systems Software solutions for existing and new scanner products following Aperio’s Software Development and Change Order Procedures
  • Collaborate with other Systems Engineers to define systems and software requirements and implement and release Systems and Software fixes. This includes participating in the transfer of knowledge between engineering and Manufacturing/Operation Teams
  • Provide second level customer and manufacturing support, as needed
  • Software and Algorithm development based on systems requirements and architecture
  • Set up and maintain production build and installer software
  • Present and defend designs in multi-functional design review meetings

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of Systems Software Engineering experience or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of C++ software development
  • A minimum of four (4) years of scripting experience with python or equivalent languages
  • A minimum of a BS degree or higher in computer science, electrical engineering or similar technical field is required.
  • Significant hardware and software interfacing experience including camera, motion control devices and control of automated electromechanical systems comprising of various sensors and motors
  • Outstanding analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in crafting user interface for hardware control, e.g. motion control and digital imaging
  • Windows based software development tools and build environments including Visual Studio
  • Linux based software development tools and build environments including CMake
  • System Software Design and implementation for a significantly sized software component or Hardware/Software interface module
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • This position is located in Vista, California and may require up to 5% travel.
Desired Skills/Experience
  • Motion Control and exposure to control algorithms
  • Camera interfacing (Camera Link, Gig E) and exposure to image processing
  • Communication protocols: TCP/IP, serial, CANOpen
  • Image Compression, image analysis, auto focusing
  • Control of a high precision, multi-axis machine
  • Oscilloscope, logic analyzer, Matlab
  • Has worked in a regulated development process (medical devices, ISO 9001)
  • Microcontroller programming
  • Experience in building and executing SQA and Systems test cases and test plans
Personality Traits
  • Analytical - The ability to seek and solve problems; make decisions based on reviewing and analyzing a wide variety of information using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Teamwork - The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen cooperation and teamwork partnerships with associates inside or outside the organization, who can provide information, assistance, and support that work toward solutions.
  • Problem solving - Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish one's job effectively.
Diversity & Inclusion
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 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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.