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Software Development Engineer

Hamburg, Germany

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

Success Profile

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

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

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) Hamburg, Germany Status Regular Job ID JR-024918

PerkinElmer is currently looking for

Software Developer (m/w/d), C#, .Net

Location: Hamburg

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. Where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer we imagine this world every day - and we get active. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere. Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Job Overview:

Technical implementation of software projects in accordance with the requirements of the Life Sciences division.


  • Device software design, implementation, documentation, and maintenance in the field of life science research as well as for the analysis and storage of measurement data, including:
    • Graphical user interfaces and user experience
    • Data analysis including statistical evaluation
    • Data management using relational databases
  • Control flow and real-time control for automated sample preparation with subsequent measurements and analyzes
  • Implementation of algorithms, data structures, communication modules and system program elements
  • Implementation of storage and data processing software in distributed systems
  • Verification of the software including testing, troubleshooting and documentation
  • Observation and application of new technological developments and implementation methods in software development
  • Guidance of employees in the project environment
  • Willingness to learn new technologies


  • Completed engineering degree in the field of computer science, physics or a comparable course of study or training with several years of professional experience
  • Good knowledge of developing desktop applications for the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Good programming skills in an object-oriented programming language, e.g. C # or Python
  • Good knowledge of the technologies and frameworks used, e.g. WPF and / or EF
  • Good knowledge of the development environment used, such as Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Knowledge and experience in the development of multithreaded software, inter process communication and client-server architecture
  • Experience with ASP.NET or a comparable framework
  • Experience in the development and programming of graphical user interfaces in relation to user experience
  • Experience in the application and improvement of agile development methods
  • Ability to structure work content and define work packages
  • Good written and spoken German and English
  • Teamwork, organizational and good communication skills as well as an open-mindedness towards new tasks are required

Nice to have: Experience in the life sciences / pharmaceutical industry

What we offer:

  • Cooperative and diverse environment
  • Individual programs for your personal and professional development as well as career opportunities
  • A demanding, varied job in a globally successful technology company


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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