Software Developer

Req ID #:  130413

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Horsham, PA, US, 19044 Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE US Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL

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.  Works as a developer in a multidisciplinary squad. Stays on top of fast changing technology and invests a lot of energy in learning new capabilities. Knowledgeable on industry trends in application development and aware of what the near future will bring.  A love for learning software skills and a passion for high quality solutions.


•    Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to build applications according to the design and provide designers with feedback and suggest tradeoffs when required
•    Contribute to the analysis, design, development, implementation, integration and documentation of software systems
•    Understand the business domain and actively works with users on the integration of business applications with web and company information sources
•    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.).
•    Work closely with other developers to understand and properly use available APIs
•    Write both unit and integration tests, and develop automation tools for daily tasks
•    Challenge ideas and opinions to avoid pitfalls and inefficient solutions and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts
•    Work closely with users, other computing personnel and, where necessary, suppliers of computer systems to identify/isolate software problems and faults.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


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


o    Minimum of 2 years related experience in application development with full stack development on a cross functional agile team preferred.
o    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
o    Understanding of Agile methodologies and use of Application Lifecycle Management tools
o    Programming experience with object oriented languages such as C# or Java, of other web app technologies; HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS, JavaScript, and of responsive design, of app infrastructure technologies; browsers, applications servers and of SQL and related database technologies.
o    Experience in low-code development, particularly the OutSystems platform is desirable
o    An understanding of RESTful APIs and how use them in practice
o    Ability to write effective unit, integration, and end user automated tests

•    Other:  
o    Strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts and align organization on decisions
o    Sound problem solving skills with the ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
o    Utilizes team collaboration to create innovative solutions efficiently



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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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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