BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Software Engineer II in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description SummaryThe Becton Dickinson Diagnostics Systems (BDDS) division is seeking a Software Engineer II to be a member of the Product Engineering team responsible for supporting existing medical instrumentation and software. The right candidate is a positive, forward-looking person who must be self-directed requiring minimal daily direction, collaborates often and effectively with project team members of differing disciplines, presents a positive and professional demeanor with customers, and excels at solving difficult problems.

Medical instrumentation product issues arise from a number of different possibilities including software but also mechanical, electrical and system interaction. This requires someone who thinks on their feet and is willing to dive into a problem to understand it from all angles before deciding upon a solution path.

The candidate will need to possess excellent software skills to be able to assess product issues and apply solutions that best fit the situation. The role requires the addition of new features to existing products, correcting software anomalies, and rewriting less-than-optimized sections of existing software, all which require detailed attention to implementation and product risk for medical instruments.

Job Description


  • Works with senior level engineer to specify, plan, design, develop, test and support software components as assigned

  • Architect/design system software components for medical instrumentation platforms

  • Hands on development effort

  • Interface with other technical departments such as Systems, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering functions

  • Interface with Quality, Regulatory, Marketing and Project Management

  • Architect/design/implement/recommendnew software component designs or enhancements to existing software products.

  • Document updated design documentation with change information

  • Demonstrate proper coding techniques including maintainability, reuse, unit testing, and commenting, driving standards within the team

  • Develops automated unit test cases to assure software meets the design criteria

  • Collaborate with other BD resources to ensure effective design and implementation goals

  • Assists in the establishment and clarification of specifications for assigned work.

  • Assists in the design direction or modifications of software system components.

  • Works with team leadership to establish necessary test specification and requirements for software product validation of designs.

  • Participates in decisions on scope of work, duration of tasks, and determination of requirements.

  • Participates in code inspections and technical reviews.

  • Presents material on new or enhanced designs to members of project team.

  • Presents data and design reviews to management as needed.


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other related engineering field is required

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in software development, systems & architecture concepts and designs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with C#/.NET development

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with C++/C development

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with relational database technologies

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with multi-threaded development in Windows – Windows Embedded

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and debug complex software systems

  • Demonstrated positive work ethic with a strong commitment to achieving project goals

  • Experience withelectro/opto-mechanicalinstrumentation development is a plus

  • Experience with serial protocols (rs232, rs485, rs422)

Additional Experience that will be helpful :

  • Experience working in a regulated (FDA) environment and previous development with medical instrumentation is a plus

  • Experience with VxWorks operating System is a plus

  • 1 year work experience with Ethernet and TCP/IP socket development

  • 1 year work experience writing automated unit tests

  • 1 year expereience with SQL server, entity Framework, LINQ


Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status