Senior Software Engineer II

Asuragen, Inc.
Job Location
2150 Woodward St.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744

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Job Description

Software design, development and quality assurance activities on internal and external software -

  • Works with a multi-disciplinary team to design, develop, and prepares diagnostic software products (IVD, RUO, CE-IVD) to support for genetic and cancer-related diseases.
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics team, QA, Regulatory and senior scientists to provide software expertise in the commercial application development and validation of diagnostic software.
  • Assists with verification and validation of software products using SDLC process.
  • Responsible for developing internal software applications that improve data analysis and production processes including verification and validation.
  • Development of web based database driven software solutions for clinical laboratory applications.
  • Leads efforts for completion of internally developed software solutions for Asuragen’s diagnostic products.
  • Manages external vendors in the development, production, verification, and validation of all software products.
  • Provides second level of customer support on commercially available software products.
  • Provides supporting development on SBIR grants related to new products and development of new instrumentation.
  • Supports design control activities on the design of software related to Companion and Diagnostic kits.
  • Working knowledge of test driven development and continuous integration.
  • Familiarity with Web applications, architectures and deployment.

Project Management and Leadership 

  • Independently organize, lead and manage enterprise cross-functional projects, activities, ensuring completion of the project while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.
  • Hand-on planning and implementation of solutions.


  • Bachelors/masters degree in a related field from an accredited four-year college or university, 4 - 6 years experience in a regulated software development facility; or a combination of educational and applicable work experience.


Preferable Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrates outstanding communication skills. Successfully works with QA, R&D, marketing, customers, and external vendors to convert user/product requirements into software requirements and design specifications.
  • Authors and completes software requirements, design specifications, coding, versioning, and unit test plans with emphasis on supportability, maintainability, and ease of use using SDLC and SOPs.
  • Demonstrates expertise in clean, modular coding in Microsoft Visual Studio,,, C#, Python, SQL (MS SQL, Postgres, MYSQL) programming, TFS/Git version control tools, scripting languages, software installer/packaging tool (e.g. Installshield, Advance Installer etc) in both Microsoft and Linux environment.
  • Obtains understanding of biological background for each diagnostic system.
  • Highly organized, self-sufficient, open minded, and excellent in communication.
  • Database management and project management experience preferred.
About Our Organization

Asuragen is a global diagnostic products company delivering solutions that build knowledge and understanding of complex clinical questions. Asuragen’s application of its deep scientific heritage and molecular expertise delivers diagnostic products in oncology and genetics that provide the best answers with optimal workflows – so time can be spent delivering actionable insights, rather than searching for them. With innovative approaches to kit development and a broad range of molecular chemistries, Asuragen produces assays that ensure reproducible results. From discovery and development to regulatory support to global commercialization, we also provide a tailored approach that efficiently delivers custom and companion diagnostic products for our partners. Asuragen is located in Austin, Texas, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 of “best places to live” list of US cities. Asuragen offers a competitive salary, medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching contributions, employee stock option plan, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

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