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Danaher Corporation Sr. Manufacturing Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


We are seeking a Senior Manufacturing Software Engineer with hands-on C++/C# programming skills and exceptional Windows base software engineering experience. This person will act as a lead software engineer in developing our next-generation system platform and sustaining products enhancement.


  • Be a key contributor on the software engineering team that leads development efforts for manufacturing software used by contract manufacturing and global repair centers.

  • Prototype, design, implement, and maintain software applications.

  • Lead on projects comprising testing and calibration process with instruments hardware, firmware, testing fixtures.

  • Participate in cross-functional project teams with engineering, NPI group, and technical support to resolve manufacturing test issues.

  • Work with multi-discipline teams on new product introduction projects while adhering to software development and source control processes.

  • Develop, design, and implement manufacturing software for various products.

  • Document software; write technical specifications for interfaces and testing.


  • Compliance training. On the job training as needed.


Education and Experience (in years):

  • BS or MS in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science or related field with a minimum 8+ years with BS, or 6+ years with MS; of progressively responsible work experience in engineering.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experienced C++/C# programmer with experience in OOD/UI design, debug, and testing in a Windows based environment.

  • Working knowledge of interface with various hardware and drivers along with architectural design experience.

  • Solid understanding of concurrency, threading, and data structures.

  • Experience in Gap Analysis of existing software to current and future designs.

  • Ability to work with existing systems and processes to optimize and innovating.

  • Ability to evaluate criteria and exercise judgment in selecting techniques to obtain results.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues and design to peers.

  • Ability to work independently and lead functional teams or projects.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing .


  • Medical device or regulated industry experience desirable

  • Familiarity with tools such as Matlab

  • Basic knowledge of other engineering disciplines helpful (mechanical, electrical)

    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) .

Operating Company: Cepheid