Staff Software Engineer - Backend Development at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Location: San Jose, California

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Job Description

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas, ground breaking discoveries and mastery over software design? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you'll help address some of the world's toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement address cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond. Enjoy access to large R&D pool of resources, work with outstanding colleagues that are pushing the boundaries of science and become a leader to make our world a healthier, cleaner, safer place.

Location/Division Specific Information

San Jose, CA / Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division

Discover Impactful Work:

You will participate in the design and development of novel software applications in our Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Software Business Unit where we build enterprise software solutions for science and the analytical industry to run LC/IC/GC and MS instruments, process data and generate reports and results.

A day in the Life

  • Design, develop, deploy life sciences software applications as micro services on Kubernetes handled software platform.

  • Build data acquisition and workflow software involving set up of sample injections, acquisition of data via control of various mass spectrometry instruments, processing raw data and generating reports. Write state machines and control software to control instruments, acquire data and process data to generate reports.

  • Develop and integrate GPT/AI based improvements for all applications!

  • Build backend services using microservices paradigms and support front end Web UI based development.

  • Together, with the entire project team, ensure visibility of the project at various levels of the organization.

Keys to Success:


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar discipline; MS preferred


  • 5+ years of direct industry software experience building applications for data acquisistion, scheduling, workflow management or similar

  • Proven track record of software development in C# and/or Java, SQL Database design of medium to large databases

  • Experience with distributed/networked systems and instrument control, either from a technical or a usage perspective is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong and demonstrable software design, Object oriented practices, sharp and hands on coding skills in various languages like C#/Java, C++, Python. Understanding of distributed software, ideally in scientific environments.

  • Very good knowledge of Web enabled and Cloud hosted software technology.

  • Solid understanding of Azure DevOps source management, Confluence for knowledge sharing, MS Office tools

  • Strong analytical acumen. Strong team spirit, excellent verbal and written communications in English

  • Knowledge of web development languages like Javascript/Typescript, HTML, CSS and frameworks like Vue, React or similar is greatly helpful

  • Willingness and ability for international and domestic travel (up to 15%)


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $129,400.00-$194,050.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees' Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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