Lead Software Engineer-Automation

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Lead Software Engineer

Job Description Summary

Designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products. Develops software tools including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases and Internet-related tools. Determines hardware compatibility and/or influences hardware design. Develops software applications, user interfaces, databases and embedded software. Considers software architecture to include networked applications and interactions within a system. Imaging Engineering roles that design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and bio-behavioral sciences should be assigned to this job family. Roles with responsibility for cloud architecture should be assigned to this job family. Jobs that provide engineering technical support in this field should be assigned to this job family.

Job Description

OpCo Overview:

For over 50 years, SCIEX has been developing groundbreaking technologies and solutions in mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis. Our products enable our customers to quickly respond to environmental hazards, better understand biomarkers relevant to disease, improve patient care in the clinic, bring relevant drugs to market faster and keep food healthier and safer. At SCIEX, you’ll find a rewarding role that amplifies your impact on the world and helps you realize life’s potential.

SCIEX is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at www.sciex.com.

This position is for SCIEX team located at Danaher India Development Centre (IDC), Bangalore IDC is a research and development centre with the vision of accelerating product roadmaps across various Danaher business segments. Started in 2014, the centre now hosts 500+ associates, for multiple Danaher operating companies focusing on Diagnostics, Life Science, and Environmental and Applied Science segments. The operating companies includes Beckman Coulter, Radiometer, Leica Biosystems, Danaher Digital, Hach, Leica Microsystems, HemoCue, Videojet, SCIEX and Cepheid.

The IDC workforce comprises of various product engineering teams, working on development of software and hardware components of cutting-edge products for, Immunoassay, Chemistry, Hematology, Molecular diagnostics, Oncology, Neurosurgery and Water Quality. IDC has evolved as center of excellence for Cloud and data analytics, with significant contributions to the key informatics solutions. The teams consist of highly hardworking software & hardware engineers and development managers. The teams are supported by local Product managers, Quality & Regulatory and Intellectual property specialists.

The inhouse teams works in close coordination with other global R&D centers at US, Canada, Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore. Located at the centre of Bangalore IT HUB, IDC is housed at state of art facility, measuring 120 K.

Position Description:

The position of Lead Software Engineer reports to the Senior Engineering Manager and will leverage their past experience to plan and conduct all levels of verification against our software products within an agile team of designers and developers.

The candidate will be responsible for leading testing for agile teams, creating test plans and execute on those plans. The candidate is expected to be hands on and will ensure that the products meet defined exit criteria and that our development practices are followed. The ideal candidate is an individual who is passionate about product development & quality, always searching for ways to ferret out critical issues that most others would not consider. The candidate is a confident & self-motivated individual who are unafraid to use their extensive background to be a savvy and vocal advocate for our customers, ensuring that the finished product is an effective one through the use of their ingrained consideration of quality throughout the product development lifecycle. The candidate will use the provided test tools and agile processes to assist developers, ensure that the products work as expected and manage the tools, frameworks and verification environments. The team member will be located in Bangalore and will closely collaborate with the teams in Toronto, Canada.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Specific responsibilities commensurate with experience and include:

  • Design and implement scalable automation test strategies for sophisticated systems and drive automation testing architecture, implementation, improvement, and infrastructure.
  • Research the newest technology automation trends, coding standards, libraries, and frameworks to constantly challenge continuous integration and testing types
  • Develop, maintain, and implement automation tests for functional, integration, regression, performance, and user interface.
  • Create design, code, and unit test modules/components and Mentor verification/Automation team members to ensure the best automation testing practices are used consistently.
  • Responsible for the definition, integrity, and stability of software automation architecture and designs on the assigned product(s) and subsystems and for integration of automation tests in a continuous integration system (git, TeamCity) and to solve any failures.
  • Mentor and coach, a team of skilled engineers to Automate applications using Agile methodology and participate in architecture, design, and code reviews and all Agile ceremonies.
  • Readily accepts responsibility and accountability for project success and critical decisions and organize the team and implement Automation processes to deliver on time with high efficiency continuously.
  • Engage with appropriate multi-functional collaborators, technical leaders to communicate projects status, bring up issues, and guide and influence strategic decision-making.
  • Identify right 3rd party software components/frameworks to be used in existing software automation systems and be comfortable with details and hands-on to make sure the delivery expectations are met.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience designing and implementing automation testing frameworks, testing methodologies, and strategies.
  • Must have strong scripting skills using C# or other OO languages and show a passion for automation.
  • Experience with Continuous integration (CI) principles and build, deploy and version control tools such as Bitbucket, Git, Bamboo or Team city, Jenkins, Team city, TFS, CruiseControl.NET
  • Experience with Visual Studio, C#, JAVA, C+++ language with Performance, API, Cloud, Reporting and Unit Testing Frameworks
  • Proficient with software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies like Agile, QA methodologies, defect management system, and documentation.
  • Experience in automation, automation frameworks and automation delivery preferred.
  • Good at setting Quality standards in various new testing technologies in the industry.
  • Proficiency in a variety of software testing tools such as Test Complete, Load Test, Coded UI, Spec flow, fitness, Selenium, and other automation tools.
  • Experience in one or more testing frameworks such as Unit, Spec Flow, TDD, BDD, Hybrid and Keyword driven frameworks and Exposure to performance, API Testing, and its automation framework.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Proven ability to make decisions, positively influence others, and work well in a fast-moving environment.
  • Interpersonal Skill: Team player who has a proven track record of working effectively in a cross-functional, matrix environment and with user groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact well with people at all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to learn new software and Experience in Agile and Scrum principles and ISTQB foundation certification or equivalent.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills, Comfortable with ambiguity .
  • Work with geographically distributed teams while maintaining highest standards in collaboration and communication and readily accepts responsibility and accountability for project success and key decisions.

SCIEX, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

At SCIEX we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for SCIEX can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.