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Requisition Number 18-0092
Title Principal Software Engineer
City Lawrence
State MA
Description Principal / Lead Embedded Engineer – New Product Development

Position Summary:   Mentoring a small team, the Principal / Lead Embedded Software Engineer will play a key role in the software design, development, testing, and support of next generation dialysis instruments at NxStage Medical. They will be collaborating with a diverse team of engineers and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will contribute at both the implementation and design levels, exhibiting outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

● Design and implement software for embedded devices and systems from requirements to production and commercial launch
● Design, develop, code, test, and debug system software following internal design control SOPs
● Collaborate with a diverse team of engineers to solve complex problems
● Conduct code reviews, create and maintain requirements and specification documents
● Create and execute unit tests as part of software validation efforts
● Provide technical leadership for product design, development, integration, testing, and reliability improvements
● Support software Quality Assurance to meet the requirements of our internal Quality System, including specific requirements of GMPs, FDA QSR, IEC 62304, and ISO 9001 standards
● Support other software develop areas, including embedded processing / driver development, GUI development, algorithm development & implementation, alarm handling, and connectivity
● Drive process and standards improvement efforts, provide mentoring to other software engineers

Requirements Education & Qualification:

● BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent in a technical/scientific field
● 7+ years of relevant software product development experience


● Expert in embedded C, C++ and CAN software development
● A solid understanding of embedded software, including: interrupts, ADCs, I2C, SPI, clock management
● Experience with Real Time Operating Systems
● Experience with low level driver implementation and advanced analog/digital signal processing
● Experience developing and debugging software on embedded processors utilizing JTAG or similar
● Demonstrated ability to work independently and in small teams
● Strong analytical skills, with a desire to learn

Desired Qualifications:

● Medical device or other safety critical device development
● Familiarity with FDA and international software development guidelines and standards
● Strong knowledge of project lifecycles, software development environments, and source control techniques
● Experience with automated software testing
● Previous experience designing and troubleshooting circuit boards, board bring-up including hands-on troubleshooting (e.g., oscilloscope, logic analyzer)
● Comfortable working with electronics schematics
● Experience writing control loops, algorithm development
● FPGA/CPLD programming experience
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