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Medical Device Senior Embedded Engineer

Location US-MA-Cambridge
Company Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Requisition ID
Medical Device
Position Type


Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Lab is collaborating with world class hospitals in the Boston area to turn cutting-edge medical research into usable, meaningful products. This Medical Device Senior Embedded Engineer (Sr Engineer) position will contribute to the design, implementation and verification of software for one or more of the projects we are bringing to market. It is a hands-on role that may include all aspects of device software development: firmware and software, algorithm development and optimization, image processing, and application development.
This position is full time and offers a hybrid work schedule requiring you to be in the office three days per week and an option to work from home two days per week.  Note that work schedules and office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.


- Software analysis, planning, design, implementation, and verification of novel medical devices that consists of hardware control, data acquisition, signal/image processing, display, and post processing of medical images
- Work collaboratively with researchers and application development engineers in all software development phases
- Design and code medical-grade software that meet the defined software requirements and Design Inputs
- Create documentation adhering to quality procedures, regulations, standards and industry best practices under Design Control
- Contribute to product requirement development and risk management reviews
- Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of Research, Engineering, QA/RA, and Marketing
- Keep abreast of relevant and new technologies in the medical device field
- Report progress regularly to Management
- Contribute to patent analysis and invention creations


PLEASE NOTE: As a federal government contractor, we comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, orders and mandates.  As a result, the person performing this role must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Company grants an exemption based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 
- Education Required: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
- Experience Required: 5+ years in a software engineering role. Direct experience of software architecture design and development is preferred
- Strong understanding of modern programming languages. Proficiency in C/C++ in an embedded environment is required
- Experience developing medical or other safety-critical products is required
- Experience designing and managing complex systems and control systems of hardware
- Must be a team player and possess strong oral and written communication skills
- Developing for “bare silicon” and a variety of RTOS (QNX, Integrity, ThreadX, VxWorks, uCOS, RTLinux)
- Experience with Keil and IAR Workbench IDEs
- Experience with ARM development
- Designing complex control systems using UML or SysML (Rational or Enterprise Architect)
- Prototyping with MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW
- Intellectual property development
- Requirements analysis and risk management processes, e.g. hazard analysis and dFMEA
The company will not pursue or support visa sponsorship for this position.

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.4 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2020† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2020. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) Savings Plan, discretionary profit sharing, discretionary success sharing, educational assistance, recognition programs, vacation, and much more. A more comprehensive list of what we have to offer is available at

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