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Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the definition, coordination and completion of software development projects within the R&D software services department using agile software development methodologies.
  • Responsible for staff management: recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training, project assignment, and performance management of the software and QA teams
  • Builds and maintains working relationships with product management, executives, assay and device R&D teams, and software team members to define the scope, timeline, and resources required for projects.
  • Works with functional managers to form Scrum teams to execute software projects and helps them to succeed by making sure they have clear requirements and proper support.
  • Ensures that Scrum teams are receiving adequate staffing and support to carry out their activities
  • Participates in cross-functional project core teams and relays status to team members and upper management regarding the status of software projects.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected along with a reliance on extensive experiences in life sciences and software development.
  • Ensure the software teams are properly following process protocols and remove any barriers to their success.
  • Represent the team in cross-organizational 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 support and leadership to colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of prior experience as a software developer. Java based web applications is highly preferred.
  • 5+ years of recent experience in a software development management role of a team of at least 20 people.
  • 2+ years of experience using Agile Scrum development processes with specific training in Scrum Master or Product Owner roles.
  • 2+ years of recent experience in life sciences, clinical applications, bioinformatics or related domains. Experience with PCR, CE (Sanger), or NGS technologies highly preferred.
  • Significant exposure to building web/cloud based applications, AWS strongly preferred.
  • Excellent at interpreting requirements and communicating them in a form that is easily consumed by software developers, such as UML, State, Sequence, etc. diagrams.
  • Has a good “gut feel” for what user interfaces would work well in a scientific / laboratory environment.
  • Has a solid understanding of the dependencies with projects involving assay and device R&D.
  • Has exposure to regulated software projects (HIPAA, FDA GMP, etc.)
  • Is a self-starter and comfortable determining direction in a highly dynamic environment with significant ambiguity at the project formation stage.
  • Is an excellent communicator –to customers and partners, high-level executives, as well as highly technical project team members.
  • An ability to be productive and prioritize in an environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.

Location and Work Environment:

This position will be located in Bangalore, India. Thermo Fisher enjoys a relatively casual work environment. Like most places, we get very busy at times, but we value a healthy work/life balance. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.


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