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Software Engineer

LocationBurnaby, British Columbia
Job ID R0004337 Date posted 06/29/2022

Job Description Summary

Are you a software engineer looking to join an innovative, purpose-driven organization focused on designing cutting edge research instruments? At STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotechnology company, your work will have a direct and positive impact on advancing scientific research in fields such as cancer, immunology, and tissue engineering. As a Software Engineer in the Instrumentation team, you will use emerging technologies to develop and implement software and hardware solutions for our laboratory instruments. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a creative, multidisciplinary team and build your skills across a range of areas within software, product development and embedded systems development.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and test new software components for STEMCELL’s laboratory automation instruments and software products

  • Contribute to software development and testing activities, risk management, and technical documentation according to company quality standards, including applicable regulatory and security compliance

  • Support continuous improvement through reviews of product architecture, design and technology, implementation, and lifecycle management factors including troubleshooting, upgrades, roll-outs, backwards compatibility and obsolescence

  • Partner with other technology teams to develop and improve design and operating best-practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering or a related field with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience

  • Intermediate level code writing skills (e.g. C#, VisualStudio) and experience with professional code repositories (e.g. GitHub)

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) with a strong attention to detail

  • Experience with image acquisition, image processing, and/or modern web technologies (e.g. React, TypeScript, Go) is an asset

  • Experience with laboratory liquid handling robots (e.g. Hamilton Company, Tecan) would be an asset

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.

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STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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