Sr SampleManager LIMS Developer

Houston, TX
Oct 11, 2017
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Job Description

LabAnswer is seeking an expert Senior LIMS Developer/Consultant to design, develop, implement and support Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) applications and related technology. The position is responsible for the design, development, oversight, and execution of software development from the conceptual, testing and final delivery phases. The position will also be responsible for mentoring other developers and will serve as a key member of the application development team working closely with other local and remote developers, business analysts, project managers and architects in the strategic planning and delivery of scientific applications for clients across a diverse portfolio of businesses and industries.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide development proficiency for large-scale implementation and support of (SampleManager) LIMS
  • Provide lead support management for the global, regional or strategic local implementation of (SampleManager) LIMS
  • Develop and manage new enhancements and bug fixes including hands on programming in VGL and .NET
  • Provide development support and maintenance of certain master data
  • Create, execute and oversee execution of test cases and test scripts including unit, integration, system and acceptance testing before general release
  • Random testing of enhancements to processes, interfaces, reports, and application functionality
  • Generation and maintenance of technical documentation, to include requirement specifications, design specifications, functional specifications, SOP's, test plans and protocols, test cases/scripts, traceability matrices and validation reports
  • Responsible for planning and conducting training related to LIMS application functionality
  • Develop and support LIMS reporting requirements and related systems
  • Prepare and maintain hardware and software for global or site installation
  • Support instrument integration development and mapping requirements
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on all software and systems
  • Assist and implement major upgrades, migrations and expansions
  • Monitor system performance management and capacity planning
  • Proactively seeks ways to cut costs and better leverage IT systems


Technical Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent in terms of education, training, and work experience
  • At least seven to ten years of development and support experience with industry standard LIMS systems (Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS experience strongly desired) including VGL, .NET, Crystal Reports and other reporting tools including Microsoft Access, Word and Excel
  • Expertise in mature development processes including the use of source control systems like Subversion and CVS
  • Technical understanding of Web Services technologies and the SOA technology stack - ESB, UDDI, etc.
  • Ability to grasp and translate complex business rules in to executable .NET, VGL code
  • Ability to work directly and collaboratively with Quality Assurance (QA) test teams to identify and troubleshoot issues to final resolution
  • Experience with relational database design and development in a RDBMS such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server (Oracle experience strongly desired)
  • Application development and technical writing experience
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and the ability to quickly diagnose and solve technical problems
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and effectively utilize new tools, technologies and techniques
  • Understanding of laboratory policies, procedures, methods, processes, and general laboratory concepts

Additional Information:

  • In-depth, hands-on, laboratory experience helpful (especially oil, chemical, mining, textile, or food testing laboratory experience)
  • Strong project management and business analysis experience
  • Desire and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively multitask assignments
  • Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation
  • Ability to interface with people at all levels of the company
  • Strong client service attitude and leadership capabilities
  • Good problem solving skills, analytical ability and judgment
  • Up to 100% travel

At LabAnswer we offer a very competitive compensation package based on experience and education. We are looking for exceptional people to join our team, those who are looking to join an organization for the long term. We invite you to visit to review our Employee Value Proposition and Philosophy, and welcome you to apply, or refer a candidate to apply, through our careers page for employment consideration.

Company Description
LabAnswer is the leading and largest laboratory informatics consultancy; combining science, laboratory, regulatory and information technologies. We have the people, processes, methodologies, IP and experience to deliver comprehensive laboratory informatics solutions. LabAnswer has architected, implemented, deployed and/or supported hundreds of major scientific informatics systems across more than a thousand laboratories. LabAnswer performs significant laboratory automation work in pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals, medical devices, forensics, and life sciences research laboratories spanning research, development and manufacturing/QC operations. The LabAnswer team has a rare combination of laboratory science, IT, business and regulatory expertise. We specialize in helping companies strategize, architect, implement and support scientific data management and laboratory automation projects. LABANSWER IS HIRING!!! We hire full time consultants in all areas of Laboratory Informatics.

Below please find our philosophy statement to see if LabAnswer is a good fit for you:

ll business decisions will be made with acceptable profit margins in mind; however integrity, trust, honesty, and sound character will never be violated. While acknowledging the strengths of each individual, LabAnswer believes in the power of the team. It is this teamwork that makes exceptional solutions possible. We do not require perfection, but demand the pursuit of excellence. Every LabAnswer employee will deliver uncompromising, personalized, professional service to all our clients."

Houston, TX


Tue, 3 Oct 2017 03:29:43 PDT