Sr. SW Engineer, Motion Control Systems

East Bay, CA

Posted: 08/08/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Medical Device Job Number: JOS000007930

Job Description:

The Senior Software Engineer will be part of a team of talented software developers in radiotherapy treatment delivery, planning and medical imaging.  This position will work closely with members of a cross functional team including software and hardware engineers to develop control algorithms and software for the various motion control subsystems within the company device. The successful candidate will be a strong technical team member with a passion for following good software development practices to deliver a safe and reliable product. In addition to expertise in motion control systems development, the candidate will have prior experience working within multi-disciplinary teams and being actively engaged in system integration. He or she will engage on any and every issue necessary to ship products to customers of the highest quality and reliability.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Technical team member within the company software development team
  • Completing early stage research/prototyping work to establish feasibility and clinical value
  • Design and implement product software and algorithms
  • Writing and reviewing engineering specifications for software and algorithms
  • Performing formal software risk analysis and identifying and implementing mitigations
  • Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews
  • Developing and completing system software verification and validation testing sufficient to support a 510(k) submission and clearance

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field, or commensurate industry experience
  • 5+ years developing controls software for complex electromechanical systems
  • Strong background in control theory and applications
  • Expert in C++
  • Experience in the control of systems with brushless DC motors
  • Experience interfacing to hardware subsystems using standard protocols such as ModBus, CAN, TCP/IP, SPI
  • Experience with real-time operating systems
  • Experience with system integration of software and hardware
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and troubleshoot circuits using oscilloscope, DMMs and other tools
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • A passion for creating robust and reliable products

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience with robotics, including forward and inverse kinematics, dynamic equations of motion, and typical control system implementations
  • Experience characterizing, utilizing, and troubleshooting sensors for motion control
  • Experience with medical device software development and design control
  • Experience with STL libraries
  • Working knowledge of Unix scripting

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