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Software Engineer

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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.

  • 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) Hopkinton, Massachusetts Status Regular Job ID JR-027126

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. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. 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.

PerkinElmer’s in vivo imaging group does incredibly important work supporting research across disease models for cancer & cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and infectious disease.The R&D team is an interdisciplinary group that develops market leading products, instrumentation, software, and reagents that drive innovation.The technology is amazing – 2D & 3D reconstruction and visualization of luminescence, fluorescence, x-ray & ultrasound.The labs are located in Hopkinton MA at the junction of 90 & 495.


  • Participate in the design, development, testing, and delivery of a new generation of in vivo imaging instrument software
  • C# coding of multiple aspects of application development – services, components, algorithm implementation and optimization
  • Unit Test Creation
  • Use source control and issue tracking systems such as GitHub, Azure Dev Ops, Jira
  • Develop and maintain DevOps-related tooling and scripts for build, test, deploy, release
  • Follow the Software Development Life Cycle from design through implementation
  • Work as a strong independent contributor within a team in an Agile Development Process

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or Physical science
  • 2+ years’ experience producing professional software or Windows system administration and DevOps tooling.
  • 1+ years’ experience in an object-oriented language such as C#

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Windows system administration
  • Experience with build release / DevOps tooling such as Jenkins
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Experience with image processing toolkits
  • Experience in either C++ or Matlab
  • Experience with WPF
  • Experience with instrument control software or scientific computing
  • Experience programming for reactive systems
  • Experience with WPF
  • Experience with instrument control software
  • Experience programming for reactive systems
  • Experience with scientific computing


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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