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Senior Software Engineer, Software Analyst Microbiology

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Job Description

The Becton Dickinson Diagnostics Systems division is looking for an individual with strong clinical microbiology laboratory experience to join our software development team as  a Senior Software Analyst.  The Software Analyst acts as a requirements engineer for one or more Scrum teams by identifying customer needs, eliciting and defining product requirements, identifying product options, and helping the development team transform them into working software.  The Software Analyst works directly with internal and external stakeholders including the product owner, users, Marketing, program management, software developers, and software testers to analyze information, generate functional requirements, and derive solutions. 

A successful candidate must be a self-motivated positive person who puts team goals ahead of individual accomplishments, understands clinical Microbiology and LIS systems, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is able to work independently, and has strong influencing skills.


  • Work with Marketing, Program Management, R&D functions, and other stakeholders to identify solutions to customer needs and develop concepts for features and products.
  • Create user stories, acceptance criteria, and ensure that stories meet the Definition of Ready.
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the true underlying needs.
  • Turn capabilities into features and features into stories.
  • Work with engineering Scrum team(s) to determine the best method to break down work items.
  • Participate as a Scrum team member to deliver incremental functionality for every sprint.
  • Work with other Software Analysts to increase business analysis acumen across the group.
  • Review product documentation (internal and external) and test cases.
  • Write user stories and groom product backlogs.
  • Demonstrate finished work to stakeholders.
  • Create metrics to help report on performance and forecast upcoming work.
  • Provide status reports as needed and present data at appropriate meetings.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.


  • BS degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory environment.  Experience with clinical Microbiology testing, including culture reading, AST testing (automated or manual methods), Quality Control processes, and MALDI preferred.
  • Experience in an industry with regulated environment preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated creative and innovative problem solving ability.
  • Effective interpersonal, leadership, and influencing skills; especially the ability to gain acceptance from others without harming relationships.
  • Experience with and understanding of LIS, EHR, or medical software.
  • Experience with software and systems development lifecycles.
  • Experience in customer, system, and subsystem level requirements management and traceability in an FDA-regulated environment preferred.
  • Experience utilizing a requirements management software tool is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems Regulations, ISO guidelines, and Good Laboratory Practices preferred.
  • Experience in Agile Scrum software development processes a plus, but not required.


Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

Additional Locations

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)
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