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  • Waltham, MA

Status Regular Job ID JR-008493 Recruiting Region Americas


PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in the Human and Environmental Health markets to improve the quality of life. 

We are looking for a talented Principle Software Engineer/Architect to join our Informatics team, working on a suite of products from the desktop to the cloud. You will work with a team of talented SW developers working closely with design, product management, and other software teams to build scalable, easy-to-use, elegant applications designed for the scientific community. If you are looking to join a small team of talented engineers and contribute to delivering amazing, high-impact, customer-focused features, this is a great opportunity.

You Will:

  • Take ownership of the Architecture and Technical Design
  • Collaborate with fellow team members on priorities, specifications, and feature implementation
  • Craft well-documented, clean, and testable code
  • Create secure, performant interfaces and services
  • Work with cloud services and technologies

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of professional work experience
  • Very broad experience of different OSs, architectures and programming languages.
  • Exceptional C++ and Java programming skills, with some Javascript
  • Cross-Platform MAC or IOS and Win Development is highly desirable
  • Strong Win32 experience
  • Full Stack from C++ backend libraries through Web Front ends 
  • Experience building web services and restful APIs
  • Some experience with AWS, Docker, Elasticsearch, node.js, MongoDB, RabbitMQ
  • Must have strong teamwork orientation and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with structured software development methodologies including design, development, and testing in an Agile environment
  • Excellent work ethic and strong sense of ownership of end result
  • Entrepreneurial minded, creative problem solver, and innovative thinker
  • Life science experience a plus


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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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