Thermo Fisher Scientific Software Developer Intern in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship:

The Software Development Internship position provides an opportunity for engineering students who are currently pursuing a computer science, computer engineering, or like engineering degree to get hands on experience working with engineers in a fast-paced software design and software quality assurance environment. The software intern will contribute to development projects and advance best design practices. The position starts in May/June, paid working 40 hours per week through August/September. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide engineering support related to product development projects including testing and design

  • Support a variety of software engineering activities and may be assigned to a variety of engineering tasks throughout the department

  • Being able to work closely with engineers and help develop documentation, process improvements, etc.

  • Be involved with many aspects of software quality assurance and some software design and analysis tasks

  • Provide feedback on specifications and designs

  • Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvements

  • Specific tasks will be tailored to the software interns experience level and abilities

  • A software intern works under the close supervision of engineers, project managers, and software engineering managers

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

  • Familiarity with databases and the processes at a high level.

  • Ability to document processes and procedures

  • Exceptional customer focus

  • Familiarity with of least one software development tool set such as Java, C#

  • Aptitude for learning new processes as well as identifying recommendations.


  • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a ABET accredited degree in a software or computer related engineering discipline

  • Computer science or computer engineering, or like engineering field

  • General database or project management skillset preferred

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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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.