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Thermo Fisher Scientific IT Software Developer III in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Information Technology department is seeking an IT Software Developer at our Frederick, MD site supporting an internal MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software platform. The individual will plan, design, and/or implement efficient IT and business system solutions for new product introductions and optimization of manufacturing operations.

This role works closely with Manufacturing Operations across various sites and with other IT application teams as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and enhancing 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

  • Leading 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

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


  • BS in Computer Science or similar degree

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ Years in experience as a full stack developer

  • Strong knowledge of OOP using mainstream programming language, such as C# or Java.

  • Experience writing efficient SQL queries for MS SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle

  • Experience with front end frameworks, such as Angular and React

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud architecture using AWS or Azure

  • Strong knowledge of frontend stack (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)

  • Thorough understanding and ability to use source control / configuration management tools (Git, SVN, etc.)

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

  • Experience with Test-Driven Development

  • Experience with Parsec TrakSys 8, 10 is a plus

  • Equipment integration experience using IoT, OPC and/or Kepware is a plus

  • Exposure to ITIL incident management is a plus

  • Life Science industry background 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

  • Ability to tear down complex problems into smaller components

  • 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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.