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Software Development Engineer

Durham, North Carolina

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

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  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Durham, North Carolina Status Regular Job ID JR-030302

Company Overview: SonoVol, a PerkinElmer company, is focused on improving ultrasound imaging approaches for disease research and drug testing at the preclinical stage. SonoVol has launched and continually develops the Vega® imaging platform, the first robotically controlled preclinical ultrasound imaging tool of its kind. Using proprietary hardware and software solutions, SonoVol’s platforms can enable high-throughput multi-modality 3D image capture. SonoVol was formed in 2014 as a spin-out from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The PerkinElmer subsidiary, SonoVol, is headquartered in Durham, NC, USA.

Position Description: We are seeking a candidate who is excited about the opportunity to develop software for our imaging tools. In the role of Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Software development. Develop front and back-end code to both integrate software subsystems with acquisition system hardware (including ultrasound scanners, scan guidance camera, and robotic motion stages) and analyze ultrasound data.
  • GUI design. Design and program front-end graphical user interface (GUI) elements with streamlined user experience.
  • Project management. Help establish estimates for project timelines. Diligently record progress via the team’s project management software. Work in a collaborative fashion with both hardware and software teams to meet company objectives.
  • Testing and code review. Write and execute verification and validation tests of various software modules. Document code and conduct code reviews.
  • Technical support. Field and document technical support inquiries from customers.

Required Qualifications:

  • A BS and/or MS in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience programming in Python and C++.
  • Knowledge of software development processes and version control (e.g., MS Visual Studio and Git).
  • Experience in the development and testing of graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and research innovative solutions to challenging technical problems.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic and fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with life science or medical product development.
  • Experience with various open-source image processing and visualization tools (e.g. VTK, ITK, 3D Slicer, etc.)
  • Experience with Azure Pipelines and test automation.
  • Experience with configuring, building and packaging code (e.g. CMake, NSIS).
  • Experience programming with C# (.NET framework), and/or MATLAB.
  • Technical writing abilities and analytical skills.

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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