Software Development Jobs in Life Sciences

Opportunities in the Life Sciences Sector for Software Developers

An unwelcome trend has emerged over the past number of months for software developers working in the tech industry. That trend is one of job cuts, tech companies scaling down investment plans, and general uncertainty. This is resulting in many developers looking for alternative career options. The life sciences sector is not just an option, but a significant opportunity.

Speaking last year when he was Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “When it comes to big expansions and the big new jobs, it’ll be more in life sciences and more in manufacturing than in the tech sector.”

The predicted growth of life sciences is backed up by research. Take, for example, the medical device industry, which is part of the life sciences sector along with the pharmaceutical industry. According to McKinsey, 25 percent of the medical device market is projected to grow by at least six percent a year between 2022 and 2025.

Software Development Roles at SL Controls

At SL Controls, we see this growth every day as we specialize in providing technology and software solutions for companies in the life sciences sector, including many of the largest global pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Eamonn McManus, Operations Manager at SL Controls, said: “We are currently growing as a company to meet the demands of our customers, so we are actively recruiting people with a range of different skills. For many of the roles we are recruiting for, software development skills and experience are at the top of the list of requirements.”

SL Controls provides systems integration solutions to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. This means software is at the heart of our business and drives everything we do.

Eamonn said: “The systems integration solutions that we develop power the manufacturing environments of some of the biggest pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the world.

“We know this is a period of contraction in the technology sector, and many software developers might be looking for other opportunities. Those opportunities exist in the life sciences sector, including with us at SL Controls.”

Positively Impacting Patient Outcomes Around the World

“SL Controls is looking to add strong software developers who would like to move into the exciting and growing pharmaceutical and medical device industries,” said Jess Delahunt, Talent Acquisition Consultant at SL Controls. “If you are looking for a new challenge and are thinking about moving on from the tech sector, you will find a stable environment with unrivaled career development opportunities in life sciences. The work you will do for SL Controls will have a meaningful impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.”

Some of the skills we are looking for at SL Controls include:

  • VB
  • .NET
  • C#
  • SQL Server
  • Python
  • Java
  • Automation Testing

Jess said there are various opportunities available: “Some roles are remote, some are hybrid, and some will require an onsite presence. However, we can discuss your requirements and preferences at interview, as we always work to find the best solution for suitable candidates.

“Strong software developers with over three years of experience and based in Ireland will be considered. I would encourage you to apply to find out more.”

Visit our recruitment page to find out more about working at SL Controls, or browse our current vacancies.