Software Engineer – Senior

Location: Rotterdam and Enschede, The Netherlands

Employment Type: 0.8 – 1 FTE

Experience: Minimum 12 years

About Delta Diagnostics:

Delta Diagnostics is a leading developer of cutting-edge life-science research instruments based on photonic integrated circuit technology that was invented at TNO – The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research. With a strong commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and vastly accelerating the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests, Delta Diagnostics is at the forefront of innovation, developing state-of-the-art label-free biosensors that empower researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide. We aim to deliver highly reliable, efficient, and user-friendly instruments that enable researchers to unravel the complexities of biological samples and accelerate scientific breakthroughs.

We are dedicated to creating instruments that not only provide accurate and precise results but also streamline workflows, saving researchers valuable time and resources. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the improvement of global healthcare by facilitating the development of innovative diagnostic tools and accelerating the development of new drugs.

Join us at Delta Diagnostics as we embark on this exciting journey of discovery and innovation, where your expertise and passion can make a significant impact on scientific advancements and patient care. Together, let’s shape the future of life-science research and diagnostics.

Job Description:


We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Software Engineer with expertise in developing software for bio-analytical instrumentation. This role requires a strong background in C++, MATLAB, and Python, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the entire software stack, ranging from GUI development to embedded systems. If you have a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, hold a BSc or MSc degree in a related field, and are passionate about advancing the field of life science research instrumentation through innovative software solutions, we encourage you to apply.

· Design, develop, and maintain software solutions for bio-analytical instrumentation, including data acquisition, analysis, and control systems.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including scientists, engineers, and product managers, to define software requirements and specifications.

· Implement and optimize algorithms for data processing, image analysis, and instrument control.

· Develop intuitive and user-friendly GUI interfaces for instrument control and data visualization.

· Ensure software reliability, performance, and scalability through rigorous testing and code optimization.

· Troubleshoot and resolve software issues, debugging and optimizing code as needed.

· Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and technologies in bio-analytical instrumentation and software development.


· Minimum 12 years of experience in software development, with a focus on bio-analytical instrumentation.

· Familiarity with software standards specific to research-use-only lab instruments

· Knowledge of GLP compliance and the ability to develop software solutions that adhere to GLP requirements is a plus.

· Experience with implementing relevant standards and guidelines, such as ISO 13485, ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 is a plus.

· Proficiency in C++, MATLAB, and Python programming languages.

· Comprehensive understanding of the software development life cycle and best practices.

· Experience with GUI development and creating user-friendly interfaces.

· Knowledge of embedded systems and low-level programming.

· Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to handle complex software challenges.

· Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

· BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

We offer competitive compensation, a stimulating scale-up environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are passionate about developing innovative life-science research instruments and have the required expertise, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter to

Delta Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

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