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Staff Software Engineer

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division Specific Information

Pleasanton, CA / HID

At Human Identification (HID) division we focus on providing the best in class sample to justice solutions for our customers across the world. The HID software team is looking to hire some of the brightest minds who can help us solve complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity.

How will you make an impact?

You will play a key technical role in the pursuit of our mission to build best-of-breed sample to justice solutions for our global customers.

What will you do?

  • Design and develop customer-facing applications that translate deep scientific data into actionable decisions that makes difference in our customer's day-to-day operations.
  • You will be part of a team maintaining our on-market software products and evolve them into unified product suites using state of art technology.
  • Become a thought leader in adopting the latest technologies and best development processes.
  • Work closely with product and program management, engineering, and other R&D scientists to achieve development objectives defined together with R&D and product management.
  • Lead responsibility for the Java back end design, development, and implementation of web-based data analysis, data visualization, reporting, and case management software
  • Responsible for initial design and development of new software and/or extensive software revisions. Define technical requirements and create user-stories, wire-frames, interactive prototypes, and detailed user interface specifications and software
  • Represent the team in cross-organizational development forums as well as customer requirements gathering and software validation and training sessions
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to understand complex problems and resolve them efficiently. Use prior knowledge and experience to provide functional and technical support and leadership to colleagues
  • Participate in training and orienting new software engineers as they join the team

How will you get here?


BS in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline; MS is highly preferred


  • 7+ years experience in Java/J2EE development and Web Application Development using MVC architecture
  • Expert knowledge in database applications (Postgres/MySQL/Oracle)
  • Extensive experience in Java application development frameworks and technologies: Apache Tomcat, Spring, Hibernate, and JSON/XML/Ajax
  • Experience with open-source technologies including SOA/REST, Big Data, etc. will be a strong plus
  • Ability to develop and guide a test-driven development approach using frameworks like Junit
  • Experience using Agile software development methodologies

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively document artifacts and processes and explain them to others
  • Ability to anticipate needs and problems while creating solutions. Is willing to ask difficult questions and take risks. Greets challenge and change as an opportunity

This position has not been approved for relocation.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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