BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Software Engineer, Embedded Applications in Limerick, Ireland

Job Description Summary

The Difference of One

Are you ready to make a difference in this world? Do you want to be part of a team that develops ground-breaking medical and biotechnology services and devices? One person can make a singular difference in saving and improving lives. At BD, we are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you.

BD, a company standing on 120 years of innovation in medical technology, is currently recruiting talented individuals to join our new Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick.

BD’s purpose is to advance the world of health. As part of our team, you will be on the forefront of creating and developing specialized devices, software solutions and systems to help others. Our new Centre in Limerick provides you with cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius.

You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

Job Description

Be the Difference in Embedded Software Engineering

BD is looking for a highly talented Embedded Software Engineer with a passion for delivering software products supporting the patient care continuum. You will be responsible for providing software design, implementation, and testing of clinical information software used in healthcare institutions to chart review and analyse patient clinical data.

Be the Embedded Software Engineer

The Embedded Software Engineer will work with the design and manufacturing groups to develop robust, sustainable products that meet customer expectations and are cost effective to manufacture.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform software design based on input from clinical users, characteristics of the existing software base, consultation with other engineering staff, and system functional requirements

  • Perform software implementation, following coding guidelines and taking into account system characteristics to produce optimal performance, reliability, and maintainability

  • Conduct software evaluation and testing of own software, software from other engineering staff, and third-party software

  • Provide a test plan for use by other engineering staff, quality assurance and support departments in validating a new implementation

  • Provide technical documentation for the design, implementation and testing of the software

  • Attend design review meetings as needed to adhere to the software development procedures

  • Document and repair errors related to fielded software issues

  • Assist the engineering staff in clarifying requests for software changes and understand reported problems

Be Qualified:

  • Strong C/C++ skills and software design for multi-threading and multi-processor application.

  • Knowledge in .NET C#, Compact Framework, ASP.NET. is a huge advantage

  • Strong Object Oriented design skills, especially the State Machine and event driven design.

  • Strong knowledge in the embedded User Interface design and display device control such as LCD.

  • Strong knowledge in hardware-software interface and network communication using sockets.

  • Strong knowledge in Hard Real Time Control and inter-processor communication.

  • Strong knowledge of one or more of the Operating Systems and concepts, such as WinCE, Linux, cooperative OS (CoRoutines), etc.

  • Familiar with the microcontrollers and microprocessors such as ARM Application and Cortex architecture.

  • Experience with developing unit tests, test automation, and familiarity with UT frameworks (ex. CPPUnit, LDRA, Coverity, Parasoft)

  • Ability to plan and organise

  • Ability to work with little supervision and under pressure

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience of working in a collaborative engineering environment

  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering. For example: Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Science or Mathematics.

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowing one or more of the Development IDEs such as IAR, Keil, Eclipse, and/or Visual Studio

  • Knowledge in JTAG debugging and error handling.

  • Knowledge in Wi-Fi connectivity and security

  • Knowing Python, Build Utilities, code analysis tools is plus

  • Knowing Quantum State Machine, ThreadX, SMX is plus.

  • Knowing XSLT, XML, HTTML, is plus

  • Familiar with Configuration Management and Issue Tracking systems

  • Efficient worker who leverages the latest technology and tools to improve productivity

  • Design for Six Sigma knowledge would be highly advantageous

  • Customer focused

  • Knowledge of international standards applicable to medical devices / risk management including ISO 60601-1, ISO 14971.

  • Familiarity with Agile / Scrum methodologies is desired.

  • Knowledge of software life cycle processes including IEC 62304

  • Experience with data acquisition, analysis, and statistical methods.

  • Experience in design verification of Medical Device in a FDA-regulated environment is preferred.

  • Experience over the full product life cycle is desired

The BD Difference

BD, founded in 1897, is a global medical technology company with over 40,000 associates in over 100 countries. We create specialized devices, solutions and systems to address many of the world’s most pressing healthcare needs. We operate under a single purpose: “to advance the world of health”.

We have been a strong employer presence in Ireland for over 50 years. Join us and be our newest team member making the difference!

Primary Work Location

IRL Limerick - Castletroy

Additional Locations

Work Shift

BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.