Staff Firmware Engineer

Danaher   •  

Westborough, MA

8 - 10 years

Posted 243 days ago

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Job ID: BEC009294

About Us

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing.  For more than 80 years our products have been making a difference in peoples' lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health, and delivering trusted solutions for research and discovery.  Beckman Coulter Life Sciences serves customers in research institutions that study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs, as well as research, production and quality control environments within biopharmaceutical companies.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is a Danaher Corporation operating company.


We are seeking a Staff Firmware/Software Engineer with hands-on C/C++ programming skills and exceptional systems engineering experience. This person will be responsible to Designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products of  laboratory software systems.


•Be a key contributor on the software engineering team that leads development efforts for embedded software for commercial products and in-house research.
•Prototype, design, implement and maintain software applications.
•Develop embedded software driver modules for hardware components.
•Develop embedded application in RTOS.
•Participate in cross-functional project teams to resolve software issues.
•Work with multi-discipline teams on new production introduction project while adhering to software development and source control processes.
•Develop, design, and implement embedded software and Windows applications.
•Document software; write technical specifications for interfaces and testing.



•Bachelor degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field  with no less than 9+ years of experience, or Master’s/PhD degree with 7+ years in a software industry.
•Experienced C, C++ programmer with experience in real-time / embedded system
•Design, debug, and testing in an Embedded Linux / RTOS environment.
•Experience architecting, designing and developing .NET-based solutions and experience with WinForms or WPF, Visual C++, Visual C#.
•Experience with OOA/OOD development methodologies and design patterns.
•Experience in software code management a plus.
•Prior knowledge or experience in image-based algorithm development a plus.
•Proven track of record in launching products and delivering key milestones.
•Understanding of software development processes for a regulated environment (ISO9000/FDA).
•Experience in Agile development processes and philosophies.
•History of driving project execution and timely delivery while ensuring a quality focus.
•Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, and often ambiguous environment where continuous improvement is a way of life.
•Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction.
•Excellent communication skills. Ability to interface with various internal and external stakeholders.
•Experience in medical device design & development a plus.
•Experience in IVD instrumentation, such as clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, urinalysis, molecular, microbiology or flow cytometry systems, a plus.