Job ID R-376982 Date posted 10/16/2020

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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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.

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This role is in Digital Health, a group within BD Diabetes Care (BDDC) which is one of the fastest growing and most patient-connected Business Units with the company. The BDDC business unit is unique in that it focuses on one important disease state which is a threat to world health. The growth strategy includes strengthening our leadership position in diabetes drug delivery devices with cutting-edge technology. The BDDC business unit is committed to easing the burden and making health care affordable for people living with diabetes worldwide.

Within Digital Health, you will have the opportunity to play a vital role in a new product initiative that will make a lasting 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 join our team. If you want to develop revolutionary products for the Diabetes Care market, please join us.

The Associate Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for the integration of cutting-edge algorithms into a mobile phone application.  This role works with the larger app development team and will be the hands-on technical leader responsible for the integration of the algorithm with the app.  Initial focus will be on software design and implementation to safely and securely integrate these components.  The app team will look to this role for technical feedback and guidance on any design or implementation needs that affect the algorithmic components.

The ideal candidate will have deep experience in C#, safety critical software engineering and verification methods (formal or other).   Experience in medical device software or similar field is highly preferred as is experience with Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARA) and/or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and relevant standards: (FDA 21 CFR 820, IEC 62304).

The candidate will participate in technical design reviews, be a hands-on contributor to ensure successful final market release, interface closely with software test team (Unit, Integration, and verification), and work with other functional areas such as system, electrical, mechanical, quality, and regulatory to ensure successful implementation of intended designs.


  • Design, develop, document, and test software to support integration of algorithms into native mobile applications following BDs software lifecycle.

  • Test, debug and resolve issues, and perform software integration as necessary.

  • Act as subject matter expert in the design and implementation to enable safe integration of the algorithm(s) into the mobile application.

  • Consult with the application development team on C# and software safety

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to gather specifications.

  • Support Clinical and user studies as needed.

  • Perform other job-related duties as needed.

  • Assure adherence to SDLC development policies and software quality procedures

  • Develop and implement software tools as needed.

  • Support unit, integration, and verification test teams


  • 10+ years’ experience or 7+ years with PhD.

  • Expert C# developer (5+ years).

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.

  • Proven track record of shipping commercial software in a regulated environment.

Additional and Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, PhD preferred.

  • Experience in safety critical systems or formal verification techniques preferred

  • Experience in a regulated environment highly preferred (e.g. Medical device software)

  • Experience with wireless communication protocols like Bluetooth Low Energy

  • Experience with Xamarin or Mobile app 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.

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


Primary Work Location

USA MA - Andover

Additional Locations

USA NC - Durham (Tripath Oncology)

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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