Sr. Software Developer

Req ID #:  143852

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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


Responsible for transforming designs and the product vision into high value business applications.


Working in a cross-functional business and technical team, participating in analysis and design of business processes, workflows and automations, providing estimations, participating in scoping and prioritization work and ensuring the technical quality and excellence of the solutions delivered.


Knowledge of enterprise software solutions, applications, and infrastructure cloud solution landscape.  Expected to continually grow and refine technical competencies, marketplace awareness, and interpersonal and relational skills. A love for highly reliable automations and a passion for great user experiences.

•    Build applications according to the design and provide designers with feedback and suggest tradeoffs when required
•    Understands the business domain and actively works with users on the integration of business applications and processes with reliable and easy to understand automations
•    Able to design technical specification documents for RPA Projects and provide guidance with process design
•    Identify and scope new opportunities to include level of effort and resourcing requirements
•    Deploy RPA components including bots, robots, development tools, code repositories and logging tools
•    Work with Business Subject Matter Experts, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and other cross-functional resources to capture business requirements and translate them into User Stories that can be implemented
•    Able to work independently, able to take initiative without always being directed and able to proactively push for clarity where requirements are unclear
•    Troubleshoot day-to-day issues that arise while running RPA processes and provide timely responses and solutions as required.
•    Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and business processes    .
•    Challenge ideas and opinions to avoid pitfalls and inefficient solutions and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts.
•    Ensure code follows the latest best practices and industry standards and is compliant with applicable guidelines and regulations (e.g., SOX, SOP, GLP, GMP, etc.).
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline.  


  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in web development and agile development practices.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training in UiPath or similar professional RPA technology..
  • Experience with Studio Pro, Document Understanding, AI Center, and Action Center
  • Knowledge of API and other integration technologies
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic / C# coding languages preferred
  • Experience as a developer on a cross functional agile team preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


  • Excellent analytical and organization skills
  • Ability to understand and translate business and end user requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and define desired outcome
  • Strong attention to detail 

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 Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


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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