Hudson Global Resources Management Inc.

Sr. Robotics Software Engineer

Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 2019-07-11

Job Description
Position Overview

If you are looking for an amazing opportunity where you can combine your software engineering skills with your passion to apply Robotics to medicine and healthcare, then this is the position for you. This is kind of the position you will have tremendous pride talking about with your friends and family. You will be part of a very talented team that is highly motivated and passionate about our vision which simply is “Life Unlimited”. The position is in Pittsburgh, PA which is rapidly becoming the premier location for everything Robotics. You will take great pride in seeing the impact of everything you are involved in developing, having a tremendous impact on lives of patients and clinicians.

Your primary responsibility is to participate in the entire software development lifecycle which includes reviewing requirements, doing design, implementing the design, unit testing and integration testing. This position is expected to function in a leadership role on a design team and will provide mentoring to less experienced engineers. You will also be expected to lead planning sessions for simple projects. You will also investigate design approaches and evaluate technical feasibility. To enable UX/UI design you may also be required to create wireframes to enable things such as A/B testing. Loves all aspect of software development and relishes creating products via software that delights our customers. You will be required to visit clinical environments to ensure you have a sound understanding of the clinical context.


Design, develop and maintain large scale and distributed systems software.
Leads design teams and mentors junior engineers.
Leads integration efforts on simple projects.
Investigates design approaches, prototypes concepts and evaluates technical feasibility.
Continuously monitors industry for best practices and drives a culture of engineering excellence.
Works in an Agile/Scrum environment and delivers highest quality software against aggressive schedules.
Embraces engineering processes not just for compliance but because they drive improvements in quality, better customer experience and better product/market fit.
Knows the value of robust design, unit testing, code review and integration testing and ensures these engineering practices are always followed.
Creates requirement documentation and when possible automates the process of creating documents using tools such as Doxygen.

5-8 years of experience in a software engineering role.
Strong knowledge of Linux operating systems including internals of Linux.
Has worked in an Agile/Scrum environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead design and integration teams.
Very strong knowledge of C++ and other object oriented languages.
Strong background in computer vision.
Strong knowledge of software tools such as GIT, JIRA and build tools such as Make and CMake.
Proven expertise in leveraging design patterns.
Strong ability to describe design using UML.
Works very well in a collaborative, fast paced, multidisciplinary environment, and thrives under pressure.
Has a healthy risk taking appetite and shows the courage to fail early and cheap.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong planning skills.
Is able to visit clinical sites to understand the clinical context in which our products are used.
Has the ability to simplify complex situations so that junior team members and other stakeholders do not get overwhelmed.
Has a positive can-do attitude and inculcates the same with other team members.
Is able to work very well with geographically distributed teams and can work with teams from a very diverse background.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or related fields preferred, or commensurate experience.

Experience with FDA regulated medical devices.
Experience with testing frameworks like Google Test
Experience with Robotics systems.
Experience with Windows operating systems including internal of Windows internals.
Experience with cloud environments such as AWS.
Familiar with CI / CD pipelines such as JIRA, GIT, Crucible, Jenkins, Bamboo, Artifactory, etc.

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Company summary

Wherever you are in Smith & Nephew, and in whatever role, you are part of a company at the leading edge of healthcare, which is one of the most rewarding things about working for Smith & Nephew - the chance to make a tangible difference to people's lives. Our growing Robotics division offers technologically advanced, robotics-assisted products to help customize reconstructive knee surgery for each patient, including our NAVIO™ Surgical System – handheld robotics platform designed to aid surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation. Are you looking to join a successful, growing team dedicated to a worldwide mission of improving lives? Can you see yourself accomplishing great things with a collaborative and positive team? Developing leading technologies and products in a state-of-art, brand new facility? You will be part of a very talented team that is highly motivated and passionate about our vision which simply is “Life Unlimited”.
The Staff Systems Engineer to lead system definition through translation of customer needs into product requirements, system architecture development and system-level verification and validation planning. The Staff Systems Engineer will bring clear sense of urgency and demonstrated track record of driving innovation leading to the introduction of new technologies in the marketplace. Systems Engineers serve as the interface between Healthcare Professionals, Marketing representatives, and Engineering teams to ensure technical excellence of product designs. Staff Engineers will work independently or lead a team in new or important initiatives that involve several technical and non-technical disciplines

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Interview process

Recruiter Screen, Hiring Manager phone interview, onsite interview

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