Principal Firmware Engineer
- Boston, MA
The Principal Firmware Engineer, based in Waltham Massachusetts, will bring with them skills and experience in embedded software design and implementation. Reporting to the Director of Software Development, the Principle Firmware Engineer works closely with the electrical engineering team to design the micro-controller-based control and communications systems within our products, collaborating with other engineers and scientists to achieve design requirements. The position is in a cross functional team of highly capable and experienced engineers and scientists who are working to develop future generations of our corneal therapy system. The Principle Firmware Engineer will contribute to product design & development, testing, risk analysis, design for reliability, and design for manufacturability of existing and next generation products. The Principle Firmware Engineer will work with Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Quality and Marketing/Sales; meeting performance, quality, and cost goals, while optimizing time to market.
- Create, with the senior engineering team, the firmware architecture, design philosophy, design requirements and specifications, and similar.
- Responsible for all levels of software design and implementation, from algorithm design to coding. Responsible for design documentation.
- Responsible for unit testing, and integration testing of software modules. Applies best practices with regards to the use of version control software.
- Work closely with the SWQA team to investigate and resolve issues identified during testing.
- Work together with hardware designers in order to obtain optimum system performance.
- Support maintenance and improvement of legacy products as required.
- 10+ years with embedded platforms including PIC32 micros, ARM processors with RTOSs, and single board PCs with custom embedded deployments of Linux and Windows.
- Experience with software architecture formulation and assessment, and software technology selection for new products.
- 10+ years of experience in software engineering, algorithm creations, I/O control, systems control, firmware creation, and similar.
- Strong working knowledge of common programming languages, especially C, C++, C#, and associated development environments. Python and other high-level language experience are a plus.
- Experienced at implementing custom command protocols over a variety of communication links including TCP/IP.
- Medical Device: experience implementing software development and design control requirements for regulated markets per 21 CFR 820, IEC 14971, IEC 62304, and applicable FDA guidance.
- A record of successful product development - concept through commercialization.
- Experienced in writing requirements and specifications.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
- Minimum bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, or similar required; advanced degree preferred.
Generous. Innovative. Leadership-driven. Family-oriented. Socially responsible. These are just a few of the terms our employees use to describe their experiences as a part of the Glaukos family.
Those may seem like big aspirations, but here at Glaukos, we recognize the deep significance and profound meaning that comes from knowing that we can make a meaningful difference by helping improve eyesight of people worldwide. And because we're a rapidly growing company with a dynamic, fast-paced culture, individual employees here are empowered with more diverse and enriching challenges than might not be possible at a larger company, and more fulfillment in knowing every person and every task is directly tied to making a difference in the life of others.
We offer competitive salary (based on experience), bonus eligibility, medical/dental/vision, life insurance, stock options, 401(k) Employer Match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, generous paid time off & paid holidays as well as time-off to volunteer in the community, plus the opportunity to work for a company that is pioneering a new glaucoma treatment class! Check out our profile on The Muse to get an inside look at our company culture. Glaukos has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the past 3 years!
Glaukos Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel surgical devices and sustained pharmaceutical therapies designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world's leading causes of blindness.
The company pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos launched the iStent®, its first MIGS device, in the United States in 2012 and is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale injectable therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression.
The company's second-generation MIGS device, the iStent inject® Trabecular Micro-Bypass System, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA in June 2018. The company believes the iStent inject,® measuring 0.23 mm wide and 0.36 mm long, is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA.
In June 2015, Glaukos completed an initial public offering and our shares are now traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GKOS”. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in San Clemente, California.
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