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Job ID R-324424 Date posted 12/10/2018

Job Description Summary

BD, a leading global medical technology company that makes and sells medical devices, instrumented systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. The Company has been instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs nearly 50,000 associates in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

This role is in BD Diabetes Care (BDDC) which is one of the fastest growing and most patient-connected Business Units with the company. The BDDC business unit has a 92 year history within BD and is unique in that it focuses on one important disease state which is a threat to world health. The Diabetes Care (DC) business unit is comprised of approximately 1,850 associates globally. The growth strategy includes strengthening our leadership position in diabetes drug delivery devices, entering targeted adjacencies to satisfy significant unmet needs, developing and commercializing transformation products designed to eradicate the complications associated with diabetes. The DC business unit is committed to easing the burden and making health care affordable for people living with diabetes worldwide.

Within the Diabetes Care business, you will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the Advanced Diabetes Care platform, make a key impact in the Diabetes Care market and be a key contributor to BD's future growth. You will also have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds; the agility and creativity of a start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. We are looking for highly innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to develop these innovative products. If you're interested in being a part of developing and commercializing exciting, revolutionary products for the Diabetes Care market, and with the goal of improving the lives of people with Diabetes, please read on.

The Software Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of the embedded software on wearable and handheld medical devices with BLE connectivity to smart phone.

The ideal candidate will have skills in power management, wired or wireless protocol stack(s), documentation, quality system procedures and related FDA, IEC regulations. The skill of mobile application development is also desired.
The ideal candidate will possess knowledge in real time operation systems (RTOS), and Windows development environments, product security, wired or wireless protocol stack(s) (Bluetooth, cellular), and programming languages: (C, C++, C# a plus), Frameworks/APIs, device drivers, Methodologies: Data Modeling Principals, Standards: (FDA 21 CFR 820, IEC 62304),
The candiate will participate in technical design reviews, support the technical effort of the integration to ensure its final market release, and interface closely with software test team (Unit, Integration, and verification), and work with other functional areas such as system, electrical, mechanical, quality, regulatory, etc, to ensure successful implementation of intended designs.

Job Description


  • Design, develop, document, and test the embedded software for the next generation drug delivery devices following BD’s SW lifecycle.
  • Test, debug and resolve issues, and perform software integration as necessary.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to gather specifications.
  • Support Clinical and user studies as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as needed.
  • Assure adherence to BDDC SDLC development policies and software quality procedures
  • Develop and implement software tools as needed.
  • Support unit, integration, and verification test teams
  • Work closely with hardware, mechanical, quality, regulatory, and manufacturing teams to conduct research, draft proposals, and design software tools to improve quality control procedures and manufacturing processes.


Skills and Experience:

  • 0-3 years of design and development experience in embedded systems, windows, and mobile application.
  • Proficiency in C and C++ programming, and debugging.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership. 
  • Knowledge of modern best practices for professional software development including agile development, scrum, secure coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experienced with Microcontroller-based software and RTOS.
  • Working experience with embedded development tools and environments.
  • Skills in iOS and Android development tools and environments.

    Nice to have:

  • Experience with communication protocols & stacks.
  • Experience with Bluetooth / BLE, Low-Power Systems.
  • Experience with TFS and/or IBM Rational Tools suite, DOORS, and RTC a plus.
  • Experience with Static (Coverity) and Dynamic Tools (VectorCAST) a plus,
  • Experience with JTAG, BIST, debuggers, and hands on test capabilities.
  • Experience with iOS and Android application development
  • Knowledge of modern best practices for professional software development including Agile development, Scrum, secure coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, EE, or equivalent.


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