Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Are you a Lead Software Engineer who wants to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world?

Design, implement, and debug changes to scientific research software applications? We do too.

Molecular Devices has the opportunity to be the innovation partner that empowers scientists to fast-track research breakthroughs, leading to earlier diagnoses and safer drug treatments. We’re a leading life science solutions provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables. With Molecular Devices, you’ll grow your career with best-in-class teams in a culture of collaboration.

Molecular Devices is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Summary:

We are looking for Technical Lead for a software development team who can run an agile software process. The successful candidate will drive product development to further grow the strategic position of Molecular Devices Significant technical and/or management development opportunities exist to increase the understanding of modern scientific research instrumentation, optimize workflows and work with experienced and successful agile engineering teams. 




  • Lead an agile software team through the software development lifecycle, including planning, design, development, testing, and release of changes to scientific research software applications 
  • Set cross-functional project technical milestones and lead team to meet commitments  

  • Monitor and maintain development velocity toward project commitments 

  • Coordinate with Project Manager to track, mitigate, and report project progress, risks and issues 

  • Coordinate with Product Owner to ensure user story descriptions are translated to features that meet customer needs 

  • Coordinate with Software Architect to ensure designs are implemented to specification 

  • Coordinate with Software Testers to ensure product meets quality targets 

  • Create solutions using a mix of new and existing technologies to meet customer and business needs 

  • Represent the software function on a cross-functional project core team  

  • Communicate new insights and ideas effectively, verbally and in writing, with a cross-functional team 

  • University degree (Bachelor of Science degree minimum) in engineering, life science, biology, microbiology or related subject 

  • 12+ years of experience in software product development including 3+ years leading software development teams 

  • Proficiency in software engineering best practices 

  • Proven ability to research, design and develop high-quality Windows desktop software applications 

  • Proven ability to deliver projects on-time and to specification 


Bonus Skills:  


  • Prefer experience with C++, C#, .NET, Angular, WPF, MFC 

  • Plus if experience with REST, Node.js, WebSocket, Python 

  • Plus if experience with Visual Studio, Jira, Git, JetBrains tools (TeamCity, PyCharm, WebStorm, ReSharper, Upsource) 

  • Plus if experience leading a team of engineers, developing resource plans and timelines 

  • Plus if experienced in product development and customer workflows for life science research market, and knowledge in the development of scientific and life sciences instruments 

Plus if hands-on experience of software or instrumentation engineering for life science


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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