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Software Developer II

Software Developer II

  • 2021-25605
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Bio-Rad is seeking an experienced individual to join our innovative multidisciplinary advanced technology development team in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this cross functional role, you will participate in new technology/product development and transfer activities for automated sample prep and digital PCR systems. Specifically, you will collaborate with hardware engineers, software engineers and QA, systems engineers, product managers, technical program managers, and other supporting teams.  You will take a lead role in software development responsible for development of real-time software applications for embedded systems.


  • Use best software development practices to design and develop reliable and maintainable software for embedded systems used in prototype, new products and in-house diagnostic tools.
  • Develop software requirements, architectures, and detailed designs, perform software configuration management, and build and release source code.
  • Implement embedded software solutions and algorithms to enable electromechanical and optical system operations including graphical user interfaces, feedback control, and hardware and software interface communications.
  • Create and maintain software scripts and supporting tools for system verification, validation, and production efforts
  • Develop and execute unit, integration, and system testing, investigate and resolve issues, and perform debugging.
  • Collaborate on designs and participate in cross-functional teams to support product development and troubleshooting.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or related discipline.
  • 4+ years’ experience designing embedded system software for commercialized products.
  • Strong coding skills in C++.
  • Experienced using Qt framework for GUI development.
  • Ability to develop drivers and interfaces for specified hardware.
  • Understanding of basic computer communications (TCP/IP, RS-232, RS-485, USB).
  • Experience with Linux OS embedded builds and configuration.
  • Knack for troubleshooting and problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with real-time operating systems and an understanding of real-time issues.
  • Experience scripting using Python.
  • Experience with databases using SQLite.
  • Experience with AWS cloud services including AWS IoT Core.
  • Experience with desktop and mobile applications development.
  • System level integration experience.
  • Experience in writing unit and system level test software.
  • Experience with Git and Jira or other configuration management and bug tracking software.
  • Proven history of working on a team that has successfully prepared products for design transfer to contract manufacturers.
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments and teams.

Vaccination Requirement: 


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.




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