Software Engineer 2

Req ID #:  209913

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


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Job Summary

We are seeking a Software Engineer 2 for our Microbial Solutions site in Charleston, SC


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer in the R&D department you will be responsible for designing, architecting, developing, documenting, testing and debugging software for new products. You will collaborate with Systems Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Testers, Project Managers and Product Managers while working on the Product Development team. You will ensure that best practices are used, that modern and effective technologies are employed, and that requirements are properly interpreted and met. You will work as an active member of a software development team, interacting often with peers, to ensure the correct work is being done and that quality standards are met. You will support products after they have been launched, ensuring that customer issues can be resolved.



  • Develop and maintain desktop and web based software
  • Integrate new hardware interfaces into software solutions
  • Create and maintain software technical documentation
  • Analyze requirements and give feedback to product managers
  • Create automated unit tests and document any developer testing that is done.
  • Troubleshoot software issues reported from the field to find root causes and solutions
  • Deeply understand customer needs and take full ownership of the product
  • Proactively look to opportunities for improvement in process and tools used for development

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent Engineering skillset and work experience in Software Engineering
  •  3-4 years of experience creating software professionally
  • Experience working on a software development team and launching software products.
  • Experience writing software for an embedded Linux environment
  • C/C++ and C# programming experience; .NET Core, and ASP.NET Core; strong Linux background
  • Experience with Git source control and Visual Studio; SQL databases; additional programming ability ( VB.NET, Python, JavaScript) is preferred.
  • Front end application development experience (WPF, WinForms, Qt, Angular)

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About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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