Careers

C++ Software Developer

Full-Time position

Introduction

LUMICKS is looking for a passionate C++ developer with strong engineering skills. Together with our software team, you will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the advanced microscopy software for our products.

LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and the potential for drug optimization. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell analysis. With the ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University, and ShanghaiTech, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Designing, implementing, testing and maintaining our instrument control software
  • Interfacing with new hardware, firmware development
  • Working with our business developers and designers to create novel user interfaces that allow easy operation of complex instruments
  • Software-related customer support, including on-site support of instrument users
  • Optimizing software engineering processes

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You graduated with a BSc or MSc degree in software engineering or a related discipline or can show equivalent professional experience
  • You have a strong focus on the practical aspects of software engineering and you are aware of industry best practices
  • Working experience with modern C++ (C++11 and later)
  • Experience with Python and Qt is an advantage
  • You enjoy working in a small and agile team and are passionate about technology
  • You want to make an excellent product, like to work in a dynamic environment, and have the right getting-things-done mentality to meet occasional demanding deadlines
  • You have excellent communication skills

About LUMICKS

LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science. 

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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