Thermo Fisher Scientific IT Software Developer in Pleasanton, California

Job Description

IT Software Developer

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Information Technology department is seeking an IT Software Developer supporting Manufacturing Execution Systems. Must be self-confident, assertive and self-motivated. The individual will plan, design and implement efficient IT and business system solutions for new product introductions and optimization of manufacturing operations.

What will you do?

  • Maintain and enhance MES systems in a manufacturing environment utilizing .Net and other development platforms

  • Support the development of tools to improve the efficiency of the MES development team.

  • Provide analysis and support for production MES systems.

  • Support and develop the Global Manufacturing Systems Roadmap

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

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

  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations in creating business value through new product introductions, productivity and process improvements

How will you get here?


BS Required (Computer Science, Information Systems), MS preferred


  • Background in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining custom manufacturing systems

  • Min 3 years development experience with: VB.NET, HTML, XML, XSLT, Oracle SQL/PLSQL, SQL* Loader, Shell Scripting, Batch scripting.

  • Strong understanding of Oracle technologies (ODBC, Object Oriented database design, query optimization/tuning, PL/SQL

  • Strong understanding of development SDLC (preferably Iterative/Agile).

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; Attention to details is critical

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding and ability to use source control / configuration management tools.

  • Demonstrate understanding of QA / QC process and test methodologies

  • Experience with change management procedures.

  • Application/systems support experience

  • Experience with Camstar MES Development, Modeling, API, and User Interface development is a plus.

  • Experience with robotics interfaces and direct software control of robotics is a plus.

  • Experience with cloud technologies, especially Amazon’s AWS offerings, is a plus.

  • Exposure to ITIL incident management is a plus.

  • Life Science industry background is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of molecular biology, chemistry, and/or biology is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.