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Thermo Fisher Scientific IT Software Automation Developer III in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Information Technology department is seeking an IT Software Automation Developer with a DevOps mindset to support our MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software development processes. The individual will plan, design, and/or implement efficient deployment and test automation solutions for our MES and tools applications to optimize IT operations.

This role works closely with the MES IT teams and stakeholders across various sites and with other IT application teams as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance software development processes for our Manufacturing Execution System, utilizing .Net and other development platforms

  • Partner with developers to optimize workflows and improve the cadence and quality of releases

  • Contribute to the development of tools to improve the efficiency of MES development

  • Contribute to build automation and Continuous Integration/Deployment for MES and tools applications

  • Lead the adoption and standardization of software architecture, development tools and driving a continuous improvement culture

  • Act as a change agent and mentor to bring new technologies, techniques and principles for software engineering excellence


  • BS in Computer Science or similar degree

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ Years in experience using mainstream programming language, such as C# or Java

  • Experience in Web and/or desktop application development using .net or similar framework

  • Experience with CI/CD tools and services (Git, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or similar)

  • Strong understanding of scripting for CI/CD (C#, Java, Python, or PowerShell)

  • Experience with Test-Driven Development and/or prior test automation experience

  • Strong knowledge of cloud architecture using AWS or Azure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of cloud automation toolsets such as CloudFormation, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and AWS Systems Manager

  • Experience with orchestration services (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of SDLC (preferably Iterative/Agile methodology)

  • Solid experience with object-oriented concepts

  • Understanding of Oracle SQL, MS SQL Server, or MySQL scripting

  • Experience with Camstar MES Development, Modeling, and API is a plus

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must be self-confident, assertive, and self-motivated

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; attention to detail is crucial

  • Ability to work as a team member and contribute to the overall success of a team as well as work independently and handle multiple tasks

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive

  • Ability to develop solutions that reduce total cost of ownership over the long run

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with internal customers and all levels of management in a non-technical manner.

  • Customer focus and proven ability to build strong working relationships

  • Ability to organize, disseminate information efficiently gain consensus and set expectations

  • Strong time management skills, prioritization abilities and drive to take ownership of issues and tasks.


  • Pleasanton, CA or Carlsbad, CA

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.