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Title:  Software Engineer/LIMS Developer, D&T, LabVantage

Requisition ID:  49103
Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

The Software Engineer/LIMS Developer, D&T, LabVantage will be part of an innovative team and contribute to the development, implementation, deployment and documentation of production LIMS systems and other critical software to support West’s Lab Services team. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Interact and collaborate with colleagues, end users and regulatory management to finalize requirements, develop and deploy LIMS features and provide other software solutions.
•    Develop, extend, maintain and deploy databases, process workflows, data reports and interfaces to ERP, LIMS and equipment.
•    Develop advanced scientific applications, including web applications and one-off scripts/reports, for use within the company.
•    Follow SDLC processes, support validation and documentation of software and maintain code in revision control system
•    Provide technical guidance for the development/updates ELN templates on LIMS platform
•    Assist with the development of new formulation templates on LIMS platform
•    Develop code using an object-oriented philosophy
•    Write basic SQL queries using relational database concepts and schema design principles integrated laboratory instruments with scientific software packages.


Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience 
•    Minimum 3-5 years of experience 
•    BA/BS in CS/EE, Life Science or related discipline
•    3-5 years of experience in software development using object-oriented programming languages such as Java, .NET/C#, C++ and Python
•    2+ years of experience developing or configuring biological LIMS software
•    2+ years of web application development experience with object-oriented JavaScript
•    2+ years of web application development experience with object-oriented JavaScript
•    Experience with web-based technologies such as JBoss, JavaScript, Java EE, Django, Angular.js, JS, JSP, XML, JQuery, HTML5, CSS and RESTful web services
•    Experience developing applications supported by a relational database such as Oracle, SQL Server or PostgreSQL
•    Experience with full SDLC and demonstrated ability to deliver on requirements, producing a solid well-engineered product under deadline
•    Familiarity with Windows shell scripting
•    Familiarity with business intelligence tools (Microsoft PowerBI, Jasper).
•    Familiarity with Azure platform.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Experience developing or configuring biological LIMS software
•    Background in biology and/or laboratory experience
•    Experience working in an FDA, CLIA or related regulatory environment
•    Experience with test driven development and continuous integration using technologies similar to JUnit, Jasmine and Bamboo
•    Experience as an end user of custom and/or off-the-shelf LIMS applications, LabVantage preferred.
•    Good Documentation in a GxP environment
•    Strong Analytic skill and problem solving
•    Ability to work in a global and virtual environment and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.


Physical and Travel Requirements
•    15% travel, including global travel
•    Occasional on-call work required








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