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Careers that Change Lives
Medtronic is a world leader in providing health care products that benefit individual’s well-being.  The Medtronic Diabetes R&D team contributes directly to this mission; we deliver software and firmware for Medtronic’s pump and continuous glucose monitoring devices.  

Our business is growing significantly as the market demands reliable medical devices which look and feel more like consumer devices.  We are looking for an experienced embedded software engineer and Bluetooth Low Energy expert who can help us continue to make our products more connected and responsive to patient’s needs.  

A Day in the Life

As a Sr. Embedded Software Engineer, you will provide technical leadership for software and firmware development.  The primary role for this position is to design and develop software for Insulin pump product family.  As part of this role, you will also coordinate technical discussions and problem solving for software projects and collaborate with the platform and system architects on the impacts of design decisions.  You will coach other engineers on best practices and new technologies and review designs and architectures of the development team.  You will be a key interface between the software team and other software teams and functions including participating in change control and risk analysis activities as part of the software quality process.  

Key Technical Competencies

Expert in software engineering best practices for embedded software development.

Prior experience in design and development of efficient data storage on embedded devices. 

Experience in design and development of efficient data storage and access on embedded devices. 

Experience with data structure design and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts

Interpret, understand and provide feedback on software requirements for a project. Perform requirement analysis to determine completeness and compliance with software system. Ability to work with requirement management tools.

Pursues industry best practices and technology trends. Collaborates with industry thought leaders.  Recognized as the organization’s leader in applying new technology. Provides vision and assures the organization is an early adopter of industry innovations.

Recognized as a technical leader of software development methods for safety critical, fault tolerant real-time software, and current embedded system technologies. 

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

Designs, develops, tests, debugs and implements operating systems components, software tools and utilities.

Determines systems software design requirements.

Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency.

Generates systems software engineering policies, standards and procedures.

Key Leadership Competencies

Coaches others on how work groups relate/interact and how their work contributes to Medtronic's products 

Role models adapting work process to accommodate change and ensure productivity during times of change.

Sets meaningful personal goals and helps others prioritize short-term activities around work team/functional priorities 

Identifies the root cause of complex problems and solves them by determining the most appropriate procedure to implement

Demonstrates accountability for one’s own decisions, and is able to articulate rationale without being defensive. Views mistakes as learning opportunity and supports an environment of continuous improvement. 

Effectively solicits and shares complex information within and across work teams, stating own point of view even when difficult or unpopular; listens effectively

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Education Required
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related Engineering or Sciences field

Years of Experience

4+ years of progressive embedded systems engineering experience in product development with a Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of progressive embedded systems engineering experience in product development with a Master’s degree.

Nice to Have
Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related Engineering field
Proficiency in C, familiarity with C++ and Assembly.
Embedded systems development experience 
Technical expertise with database design, data models and data mining.
Experience in medical software development process such as IEC 62304 or other regulated software development
Strong numerical and analytical skills
Strong debugging and problem-solving skills.
2+ years of experience with Bluetooth Low Energy (Preferred)

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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