Software Development Engineer

Published on 09.05.2019

Biomensio is an innovative biotechnology company revolutionizing bioanalytics through its point-of-need diagnostics platform.  The initial application areas include on-site detection of drug abuse in saliva, as well as testing food and milk safety. The diagnostics platform consists of a fully digital handheld reader, multi-analyte sensors integrated into fluidic cartridge, and a cloud-based analytics service. Biomensio employs 9 professionals and is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as the company matures and moves from the R&D stage towards commercialisation. Biomensio, founded in 2016, is headquartered in Tampere Finland with an office also in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Biomensio is looking for a self-motivated and proactive Software Development Engineer to work in a recently established sensor development team in Espoo. Your role involves development of the signal processing, algorithms, databases and embedded software for the bioanalyzer. In addition, you will be working with hardware development related to the handheld-reader. Based on data, you will research and establish the best practices for signal processing. In addition, you will work within the quality systems. Overall, the sensor development team is responsible for the development of a mass sensitive transducer chips based on patented Solidly Mounted Resonator (SMR) technology combined with Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). Depending on your skills and motivation your role can also include other responsibilities, such as system and cloud infrastructure development. As a growing company, Biomensio offers good opportunities to develop your competence and career.  

You will succeed in this position if you are a self-driven doer who likes working with a multidisciplinary team. You enjoy working in an ever-changing startup environment where your role is not set to stone. You are passionate about contributing to the growth of the company and ready to commit to the shared goals in a long term. You can be in the beginning of your career or a more experienced talent, as long as you have solid understanding of signal processing, (e.g. via school or work), understanding of measuring techniques and solid programming skills. You will collaborate tightly with suppliers, partners and other team members, e.g. chemists and engineers and therefore ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds is valued as well as ability to learn about biotechnology. Your role includes also visiting Tampere headquarters from time to time.   

We are looking for:

  • Technical studies from relevant field (e.g. software development, automation, signal processing, bioinformation technology)
  • Prior experience with embedded software development
  • Understanding of signal processing
  • Solid programming skills at least in one of the following languages: C, C++ or Python
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to explore new things with a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluent skills in English

We consider as an advantage:

  • Prior experience in hardware development
  • Know-how in FBAR/SMR, ASIC and/or microfluidic technologies
  • Industrial experience
  • Previous experience in working within ISO 13485 or ISO 9001 environment
  • Understanding a bit of spoken Finnish

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to build your role and direct it to match your interest and strengths
  • A multidisciplinary product and team with an unique combination of bioelectronics, software and sensor development
  • Opportunity to develop a truly meaningful technology which improves e.g. patient monitoring, drug diagnostics and testing food safety
  • Independent and responsible role in a startup environment in the heart of Otaniemi, Espoo.
  • Opportunity to be a central part of growing the company and taking it from R&D phase to commercialisation

Sounds like you? Please submit your application letter and CV on May 23rd by the latest here: Please mention your salary request and possible starting date in your application documents. If you have a GitHub profile or equivalent, we are also interested in taking a look at it.

You can familiarize yourself with Biomensio here: For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Anna Kerava (044 204 9486, anna.kerava[at]

In this position you will be employed directly to Biomensio.

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