Senior Software Engineer
Job Description SummaryAre you looking to use your software engineering in a purpose-driven role? At STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotechnology company, your work will have a direct and positive impact on advancing scientific research in fields such as cancer, immunology, and tissue engineering. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will use your expertise to develop and implement innovative software solutions for a new clinical instrument being launched at STEMCELL. You will work alongside engineers and scientists from a variety of backgrounds to ensure all product milestones are achieved and all regulatory requirements are met. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a creative, multidisciplinary team and deliver innovative solutions for the biotech industry!
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead software requirements drafting and review with in-house cross functional teams and external suppliers with a focus on the full software lifecycle implementation from user requirements to test report generation
Research and identify potential new directions for software and instrument development at STEMCELL Technologies, build prototypes, and collaborate with senior management in shaping the next generation of software and instruments
Lead testing activities, risk management, cybersecurity assessments and technical documentation according to company quality standards and IEC 62304 (software lifecycle for medical devices) for a new, cutting edge clinical instrument
Support continuous improvement through reviews of product architecture, design and technology, implementation, and lifecycle management factors
Knowledge and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 6-10 years of relevant experience or graduate degree with 4-8 years of relevant experience
Experience going through the full software lifecycle of a medical device
Experience with embedded system interfacing between MCU's and sensors/IO, implementing communication protocols e.g. CAN / I2C /SPI.
Experience with developing BSP for custom hardware, including development of custom bootloaders and knowledge of RTOS/concurrency/ task scheduler
Experience with software architecture and adding additional functions, such as network connectivity
Advanced coding experience (C, C++)
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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