Job ID R-399284 Date posted 08/25/2021

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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Be part of something bigger!

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. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Staff Embedded Software/ Firmware Engineer is a technical leadership position leading the embedded software/firmware development and electrical design/architecture for medical device product advancements. The individual would have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user needs and system requirements and mapping them to detailed embedded software and electrical design specifications and translating these into robust architecture and design elements.

The responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: embedded electronics and software architecture definition, board design and updates & design for critical features and functions, leading & enabling implementation of features as part of a multi-disciplinary R&D team (systems, electrical, mechanical and application software). Integrating and verifying implemented features through unit and functional testing.

Typically, the Staff Engineer will interface with other development teams for product integration and will interface both internally and externally to understand the clinical use cases, usability and system requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Engineering, software engineering or similar

  • A minimum of 8 years of post-educational professional experience, with focus on Embedded Software Development, Board design and development with at least 2 years of project leadership experience

  • Hands on experience developing embedded software in C/C++/Assembly and programming knowledge of Real-Time operating systems such as VxWorks, Micrium etc. is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Engineering, or software engineering

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the medical device industry

  • Experience programming PIC32, the SAM4, and the 8051 processors

  • Previous experience leading and architecting medical device embedded software and electrical design efforts

  • Experience developing low level device drivers for hardware peripheral interfaces and devices such as SPI, I2C, USB, LCD, ADC, DAC, RFIC

  • Experience in a structured development environment with source control and bug tracking systems

  • Knowledgeable in hardware/software interfaces, programming of embedded processor utilizing a Real Time Operating System (RTOS), real-time and post processing data analytics 

  • Experience with software quality assurance to include unit and integration test development and execution, and code inspection and reviews

  • Experience with digital and analog circuits, microprocessor hardware and software and development environments

  • Working knowledge of advanced mathematical Digital Signal Processing (DSP) concepts and implementation techniques, software instantiation of both linear & non-linear algorithmic processes associated with both the analog and digital highly desired

  • Experience working with WiFi, Blue Tooth, and other wireless technologies

  • Experience generating technical documentation and authoring internal/external publications

  • Read and understand of schematic designs and Electrical components reference manuals

  • Programming: application development and testing instrumentation in python, etc

  • Significant experience with board bring-up; effective use of hardware test equipment including logic analyzers, digital storage oscilloscopes, etc

  • Experience with schematic tools such as ORCAD, PSpice or DXdesigner

  • Working knowledge of applicable standards for medical devices: FDA QSR, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304


  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new technologies and trends

  • Leadership, mentoring, organization and coordination skills

  • Demonstrated customer focus, track record of innovation and publication

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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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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