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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, California

Job Description SummaryWe are seeking a Staff Firmware Engineer to help with developing and supporting embedded systems..

Job Description

As a senior member of the Firmware Team, the Staff Firmware Engineer will be responsible for the design and implementation of embedded software for medical devices and medical instrumentation. Successful candidates will thrive on applying scientific problem solving skills to embedded software development and work in an interactive and collaborative development environment where overcoming technical challenges is routine. The successful candidate must possess a complete understanding of a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the project team to develop and implement software/firmware solutions to meet product requirements and written specifications.

  • Performs development work independently with minimal supervision required.

  • Architects structures and solutions within your assigned portion of a project.

  • Ensures quality of work product by following industry standards such as MISRA and IEC.

  • Generates documentation to support regulatory filings and internal reports and specifications.

  • Participates in formal Verification and Validation activities including protocol generation and execution.

  • Provides R&D input on CAPA reports and post product release support to BD Manufacturing in Malaysia.

  • Follows design, quality, and safety guidelines based on GMP, FDA, and ISO guidelines and related BD Quality and Safety Standards and Practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a closely related engineering degree from an accredited university is required. MS is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in software or firmware development, preferably in the medical device industry.

  • Demonstrated success in developing products or applications. Experienced in developing software or firmware for optoelectronic devices for consumer, industrial, or medical applications.

  • Excellent knowledge of C, C++, or C# software or firmware development.

  • Development experience with FreeRTOS, Micrium, or VxWorks or similar RTOS internals.

  • Development experience with Embedded Linux for SoC a plus.

  • Experience with memory management, interrupt controller and bootloader strongly desired.

  • Device driver development of Timer, ADC, RTC, DMA module highly preferred.

  • Experience with common hardware interfaces such as SPI, I2C and UART. Low-level knowledge of USB protocols and device drivers a plus.

  • Application development with image sensors or camera modules. Image processing algorithm development is a plus.

  • Experience programming microcontrollers (ARM, ColdFire, TI, x86) required. Experience with IAR or uVision IDE is preferred.

  • Experience with Visual Studio and Matlab a plus.

  • Hands on experience troubleshooting firmware/hardware interfaces using logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and debuggers.

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTPS, and data encryption strongly desired.

  • Self-motivated, independent and comfortable working in a team environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good time management and organizational skills.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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