Quidel Corporation Software Development Engineer in San Diego, California

Software Development Engineer




Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe with well known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care (POC). Our core competencies and capabilities focus on immunoassay and molecular testing in the areas of: infectious disease, women’s health, and virology.

Quidel is searching for a Software Development Engineer to work at our R&D Facility in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego. This role works in a highly collaborative R&D environment with multidisciplinary teams to support an array of diverse software development projects related to the commercialization of diagnostic instrumentation platforms. Responsibilities for this role are:

  • Design, develop and implement embedded system control software to support the development of diagnostic instrumentation. Collaborate with cross-functional groups to ensure that software specifications meet the expectations of all stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain roadmap of product software lifecycle concepts and evolving versions.

  • Consult with Information Systems (IS) to develop software that enables common connectivity across all product lines. Develop system specification to support cellular requirements and deployment of cloud applications.

  • Proactively acquire knowledge of legacy products to understand software interactions and assay dependencies. Develop and implement software optimization strategies, lead troubleshooting and drive software revision initiatives as required.

  • Develop software analysis tools and analytical methods to solve instrument-to-assay compatibility issues.

  • Develop robust and reliable software infrastructure components, documentation and procedures that support efficient utilization of software systems.

  • Participate on design teams, supports project deliverables, goals, timelines, and provides Software Engineering direction to ensure product success.

  • Conduct early and ongoing communication of project status to all stakeholders.

  • Develop software validation strategies, protocols and implementation plans to support instrument launch and commercialization.

  • Consult on software troubleshooting and support implementation of software revisions.

  • Write reports, protocols and other documentation to support Design Control.


Education and Experience:

  • Preferably a degree in Computer Science and minimum 2-4 years (Master Degree) or 3-6 years (Bachelor Degree) of experience, in a medical device or consumer electronics environment.


  • Experience with common scripting languages (Python/Perl/Ruby/Groovy) preferred.

  • Demonstrated coding experience with object-oriented programming language such as C++, Java, C# or Python.

  • Familiarity with software development best practices including source control systems, unit testing, and documentation.

  • Platform knowledge with Linux, Android, Windows Embedded prefrerred.

  • SQL Database knowledge preferred

  • Experience in QSR (Quality System Regulations).

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Knowledge of Design Control preferred

  • Experience managing projects employing OEM partners.

Before you apply, please make sure you share Quidel’s values. We pride ourselves on keeping these values in mind every day as we execute on goals and plan for the future. We are seeking employees who share the same mindset and commitment to be customer driven, focused on execution, and new product oriented. We succeed by being determined, optimistic team players.

Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


San Diego , CA

Minimum Experience (yrs):


Required Education:

Bachelors of Arts / Science