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1 Jun 2021

Full-Time Principal Software Engineer

IDEXX – Posted by IDEXX Maine, United States

Job Description

Location: Virtual Maine

Do you want to play a critical role in building best in class veterinary practice management software? Are you an eager problem solver, who thrives when faced with new challenges? Do you have a passion for the craft of software engineering? Are you seeking new challenges and looking to join a great team with a great culture? Are you interested in being an agent for change? We want to hear from you for this unique opportunity to be a technical leader and people leader on a rapidly growing SaaS product!

The right veterinary software is critical to operations, clinical outcomes, client relationships, and more. IDEXX offers the software and services—and partnerships—that practices of all types and sizes need to succeed. Dedicated, proactive support and training, plus unmatched integration, have made us an AAHA Preferred Provider of veterinary software—and the choice of more than 125,000 veterinary professionals.

In this Role:

  • You will draw from a deep and broad technical expertise to mentor engineers, complete hands-on technical work and provide leadership on complex technical issues.
  • You will mentor others in development technologies, tools, and processes.
  • You will be a senior member of a highly effective Agile team that leverages the Kanban framework.
  • You will work with a close-knit team of developers, designers, product managers and QA testers – excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • You will serve as lead on demanding, multi-team, cross-functional projects.
  • You will master our development process, culture and code base, then improve it.
  • Develop test strategies, design automation frameworks, write unit/functional tests to drive up code coverage and automation metrics.

What do you need to succeed:

  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience as a full stack developer.
  • Elite problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • You will have a track record of understanding business context to help inform decisions made.
  • Ability and desire to learn, adapt, and grow within the context of the team.
  • Strong understanding of design patterns, OOP principles, and performance optimization.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS and design patterns for building scalable and highly available mission critical systems.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to effectively balance competing priorities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience designing and building REST APIs.
  • Desire to enhance technical aptitude with the opportunity to also manage and mentor teammates.
  • Experience integrating with disparate platforms.
  • Experience working with a distributed and diverse team.
  • Experience with Web UI Technologies such as Angular and React.
  • Experience transforming business requirements into elegant designs and clean, unit tested code.
  • Experience working on a cross functional Agile Scrum team.
  • Experience implementing unit / integration / UI tests to increase overall quality.
  • Experience working with relational databases, MySQL preferred.
  • Experience with modern languages, Java / Node / PHP / Python / etc.


We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery.   At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.


Let’s pursue what matters together.

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

How to Apply

Click here to apply! You will be redirected straight to our IDEXX Careers page.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: idexx, software, software engineer, and veterinary.

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