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Danaher Corporation Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, California

Do you want to work in a custom laboratory automation development group developing software products and instrument device interfaces?

Do you enjoy supporting customers to develop software to meet their specific needs?

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences 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.

The Access Solutions works with multiple customers to develop software to meet their specific needs, and our standard project is integrating a third-party device and controlling it from the Beckman scheduling software to be used as part of a larger experiment.

This role can be located in San Jose or Indianapolis.


  • Create software architecture plans for new products or refactor existing ones

  • Participate on multi-functional product research and development teams, product or system design reviews

  • Experience troubleshooting technical issues remotely to support our customer base

  • Collect, interpret and document software requirements

  • Estimate and quote custom work for customers

  • Assist remote field personnel diagnose and solve device integration issues

  • Mentor and develop new engineers


  • Expertise with Windows applications in Microsoft Visual Studio or similar development environments

  • Expertise with C# and the .NET Framework

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL and database technology

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for interaction with engineering team, technical support personnel and customers

  • Demonstrated teamwork and a focused urgency and willingness to manage multiple short and moderate duration projects

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field and 10 years of experience in Software Development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working with agile development process

  • Understanding of functional language programming (e.g. Scheme, F#)

  • Controlling physical instrumentation from software

  • Quoting software development effort based on input requirements

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.


Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .