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Danaher Corporation Support Software Developer II in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT 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 Title: Support Software Developer II

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose Statement:

The Support Software Developer II is responsible for developing and maintaining internal software utilized in the process of synthesizing DNA as well as software required for the use with some third-party machines. Duties include definition of requirements; business analysis; development, testing, implementation and support of applications designed to benefit the organization, its’ customers and other business partners.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs and maintains support and maintenance of existing applications, refactoring as needed to match current requirements in the simplest way possible

  • Works closely and communicates effectively with the customer to design software that closely fits their needs

  • Provides documentation and/or descriptions for designs and projects as needed

  • Inspects and troubleshoots complex systems, benchmarks and improves system performance on engineered systems and equipment.

  • Keeps development manager informed about the status of projects and any problems or issues related to the projects

  • Identifies optimal processes and opportunities for the improvement with an aim to improving department operations

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Duties/Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with Design Engineering to provide support in the design and functionality of new and existing processing equipment.

  • Support application interfaces that promote the collection and dispersing of machine/production information to improve the performance of IDT and third-party equipment.

  • Support new equipment application installation.

  • Handles support inquiries and escalates as necessary.

  • Mentors other individuals within the department on designing applications through code and design reviews.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required; B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or other STEM-related fields preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Three years of experience in C#, C, C++; OR two plus years PLC programming experience.

Position Specific Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in Beckhoff ADS communication protocol a plus.

  • SQL/Access experience a plus.

  • Experience in serial application interface communication protocol a plus.

  • Ability to work with third party SDK’s to design communication protocol as required per machine required.

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop software in a team environment. Including: Iterative development, functional reviews, code reviews, group development sessions, version control, unit and integration testing, etc.

  • Ability to consistently manage multiple priorities and solve problems using critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to customers and colleagues.

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.