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Principal Software Engineer

20000MTE Requisition #

Careers That Change Lives


Join a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day. It’s no accident — we work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners. We believe it’s the only way to drive healthcare forward and remain a global leader in medical technology and solutions.


This position has the responsibility and authority to apply technical expertise toward developing Windows software applications for surgical planning.  Work on the design, development, test and maintenance of software used in the medical field.


A Day in the Life

The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for providing leadership in the development of cutting-edge products used in the medical field.  In this role you will be:


  • Designing, developing, testing and documenting software components and applications.
  • Leading requirements gathering, estimating and planning efforts.
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining, and supporting existing software products.
  • Supporting labs and surgical evaluations of products.
  • Representing the company at industry trade shows and customer sites.
  • Identifying and leading on-going professional development activities.
  • Following Medtronic Navigation product development standards and practices.
  • Identifying and ensuring the successful implementation of process improvements.
  • Willingness and ability to assume increased responsibility.
  • Effectively leading development teams within and across business units.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements           

  • 7+ years of software development experience with B.S./B.A.
  • 5+ years of software development experience with advanced degree



Nice to Have


  • Expertise in OpenGL, DirectX, VTK or other Visualization libraries.
  • Expertise in C# , C++ and the  .NET framework
  • Expert Knowledge of software design, development, debug and test practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Broad understanding and experience across the software discipline
  • Expert developing GUI applications using XAML / WPF
  • Expert knowledge of software design patterns including OOA/OOD.
  • Experience building medium to large size Windows Applications / Libraries
  • Experience in utilizing Agile and TDD methodologies.
  • Project management skills, including planning, estimation and requirements management.
  • Software development experience in the medical industry or other regulated industry.


About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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