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Thermo Fisher Scientific Systems Engineer (Remote MA) in Franklin, Massachusetts

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location / Division

Franklin, MA / Instrument and Enterprise Services

How will you make an impact?

In the Instrument and Enterprise Services Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific we provide innovative solutions for scientific and industrial lab environments. With these solutions Thermo Fisher Scientific aims to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

You will be working in the Digital Innovation Services group that is part of our global service 2030 initiative and the Design for Serviceability team. The Design for Serviceability team aims to bring connectivity standards into our products, solutions and services, enabling connectivity, data extraction and analysis. You will be part of an exciting mission to change the way how we do business and to help science progress through the unimaginable power of data.

What will you do?

  • Identify industry instrument connectivity and telemetry collection standards and collaborate to publish and incorporate into Thermo Fisher standard reference architectures, corporate assets, and connectivity solutions.

  • Champion corporate standards and assets at the division level through interactions, project collaboration, and leadership presentations.

  • Work with the larger software R&D department to integrate corporate assets, driving adoption of standard solutions to achieve economies of scale and scaled data capture.

  • Partner with Corporate IT Digital Engineering and Cyber Security teams on instrument specifications for digital technology, security, network, and IoT standards.

  • Collaborate with divisional business units to enable and align digital transformation strategies leveraging corporate assets and IoT instrument telemetry connectivity standards

  • Work with customers/end users to drive adoption of instrument telemetry connections

  • Leverage customer and internal R&D insights and findings to generate requirements for enhancement to corporate assets and contribute to the joint technology and business roadmaps in collaboration with commercial/marketing and engineering/R&D partners

  • Conduct data modeling and data analysis type of PoC work as needed

  • Creates strategic communication standards, data model, data usage type of documents and create presentations to internal business partners as well as external groups; leads discussions with peers and external partners that support strategic planning and decision-making consensus with business leaders

  • Improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, products and services

  • Support interchange of complex data types between dissimilar systems that enables a key level of interoperability

  • Ensure standard and design choices reflect product and cyber security policies and practices to achieve compliance objectives.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or related technical discipline


  • 5 years of relevant experience in software engineering and networked/connected systems

  • Familiarity with one or more of the IoT and networking communication standards including: OPC UA, SiLA 2, MTConnect, Modbus, Bluetooth Smart, IEEE 802.11ah, Zigbee, ZWave, 6LoWPAN, etc.

  • Familiarity with general data modeling techniques and algorithm development built on ML, AI

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proactive problem-solving attitude, influencing skills, agile mindset

  • Self-motivated and can work efficiently and with few distractions in a remote environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with many different types of personalities over different time zones

  • Able to effectively communicate, present, and achieve consensus on cross-org agreements that deliver on business case data requirements

  • The ideal candidate enjoys working in a multi-cultural, collaborative high-tech software environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel, up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Software Engineering or related technical discipline

  • Experience working with hardware equipment service organization

  • Data analyst level scripting capability. E.g. Python, JavaScript

  • Experience with AWS data analytics tools. E.g. Quicksight, Athena

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.