Senior Software Engineer, Scientific/Algorithm Development

Tewksbury, MA
September 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Portable Analytical Instruments, a business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is the leader in handheld XRF, Raman, and Infrared devices that enable precise material identification and characterization across a wide variety of end markets. It is the product of three acquisitions over the past decade and brings together a product portfolio with leading market positions globally. The business is currently recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer, Scientific/Algorithm Development


  • Perform all phases of software development including design, implementation, testing, integration, maintenance, and software release for our company's portable analytical instrument products.
  • Development and support of GUI, middleware, communications and other layers of the software stack using object oriented programming (OOP) techniques in C/C++ and Qt on a Linux environment.
  • Integration of algorithms & mathematical functions for the identification and quantification of materials using x-ray and optical spectroscopy
  • Participate in code, design and test plan reviews.
  • Work with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies in a Test Driven Development environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Proficient in developing with C++ on Linux.
  • Matlab and algorithm experience.
  • Design Pattern Experience.
  • Enjoys solving problems and troubleshooting.
  • Experience following formal software development lifecycle, including working with requirements, creation of functional/design specifications, code reviews, code coverage and engaging in process enhancements.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics with 5 years experience in the field.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or green card holder
Preferred Qualifications:
  • SQL, schema and db experience
  • Experience with Test Driven Development in an Agile Environment.
  • Experience with Embedded Linux and QT.
  • XML and JSON
  • Tools: Jira, Git, GitLab, Confluence
This position does NOT have relocation assistance.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


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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