R&D Software Engineer for a Life Science Company

Software engineer

About the company
The company is an American company that makes biomedical laboratory instruments. It is a very global company that operates in more than 120 different countries worldwide. The company has successfully built a global reputation in different sectors, but they are mainly successful in three sectors: life science, clinical examination, and particle properties field.

In Japan, they have established their R&D laboratory which works mainly on automatic blood analytical equipment. The laboratory is located in the place where you can see Mt.Fuji right in fornt of you and the laboratory is located in the area where you can appreciate a lot of great natures.

In this company, you can work on R&D which can contribute to the improvement of people’s health status through providing innovative healthcare products.
Corporate Culture
Unlike many other foreign firms, its R&D laboratory is located in Japan which makes Japan as very unique position among many other global offices. The company is located in rather country side, so everybody commutes using cars. The place is perfect for those who loves to focus on research and development. There are more than 150 researchers working in the laboratory. The company has flat work environment that you do not need to feel pressured to stay in the office until your boss leaves. Average daily work hours is about 7 hours and half.
Experts in different fields gather at one place and pursue a project.
Global Aspects
  • Deal with global projects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
  • Joint company/office overseas
  • International sales
PR Aspects
The company works on collaboration of research with other global offices, so it requires all the researchers to have regular communications with foreign offices. Also there are frequent business trips abroad. Although it is a foreign firm and there are many global aspects in their work, the number of foreign employees is still limited, but they are considering to work hard on having more cultural diversity.
You will be in charge of software development for medical equipment such as biochemical testing and analysis equipment.

Key responsibilities:
・Management of all processes such as specification creation, design, implementation, and testing of Windows-based UI and data processing software.
・Technical lead in development team such as CI/CD/auto test using Azure Pipelines.
・Collaboration with overseas offices (US, China, India, Ireland, etc.).

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
-Continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), and test automation implementation and management experience using Azure Pipelines (using YAML, Powershell, etc.).
-Experience implementing automatic unit test using MSTest.
-Experience developing Windows applications using C# and WPF (XAML).
-English communication skills.
-College graduate or higher.
Japanese Level
  • Intermediate
-Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server / IIS (ASP.Net) / MSBuild / Virtual Machine etc.
-Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert.
Type of people (Personality)
-Person who can take action to solve problems.
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Salary promotion
Once a year(April)
Transporation cost coverage
  • Fully covered
Work hours
8:45 - 17:00
  • Yes
  • Saturday
  • National Holiday
  • Sunday
  • Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance (労災保険)
  • Health Insurance (健康保険)
  • Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険)
  • Welfare Pension Insurance (厚生年金保険)
-Bonus: Once a year
-Corre time: 11:00~15:00
-Holiday: 125 days (in 2020)
-Overtime work: average: 30 hours
-Opportunities for capacity building through external training and OJT.
-The opportunity to make a business trip to an overseas office for those who wish.
-English learning support system.