Software Engineer II, System Integration

Req ID #:  164875

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


We are seeking a Software Engineer II, System Integration for our Microbial Solutions site located in Charleston, SC.

The Software Engineer, in this role, designs, documents, codes, tests and debugs software and systems for Microbial Solutions as a member of the System Integration Team. This person will develop a good understanding of various software components, applications and libraries and is able to connect all data or processes by writing new portable, reusable software modules. This effort includes collaboration with instrumentation designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of products, processes, test systems that require software solutions. This person also determines computer and user needs; analyzes system capabilities, creates software interface requirements, utilizes design patterns and best practices; prepares documentation and operating instructions; designs and develops utility programs, and software tools for Charles River products.

The following are the job duties & responsibilities related to the Software Engineer II, System Integration:

  • Develop and maintain software interface programs for desktop and web applications in C# or VB.Net.
  • Integrate new hardware interfaces into software solutions
  • Possess skills to debug and understand existing software solutions and isolate reusable components
  • Create and maintain software technical documentation
  • 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 for opportunities to improve processes and tools used for development

Job Qualifications


The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Software Engineer II, System Integration:


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related discipline.


  • 3-5 years of experience creating software professionally
  • Experience in writing and maintaining software C#/VB.Net desktop applications, interface components, sql database (postgresql, mssql), Azure/AWS cloud integrations 
  • Understanding of interfacing with automation equipment


Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge in integrating multiple software components or libraries using advanced C#/ programming language.
  • C# programming experience with .NET Core, and Asp.NET Core with Git source control and Visual Studio.
  • Experience in C# with Azure/AWS cloud integrations preferred but not required.
  • Experience in formal development process including unit testing, version control, static code analysis and continuous integration with Agile methodologies preferred.
  • Attention to detail, ability to constantly innovate, superb critical thinking, and excellent coding skills.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to describe complex technical issues clearly and succinctly.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

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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