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ConvaTec Principal Firmware Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

At ConvaTec, our vision is to develop pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. We are a global medical technology business focused on serving people and care givers in the areas of advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion care. We devise, develop and manufacture innovative products and services that support people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions, helping to improve care for them and giving them greater confidence, freedom and mobility. We are guided by our five core values, that shape the way we work, every day: Improve Care, Deliver Results, Grow Together, Own It and Do What's Right. We are a global Group, with over 9,000 employees and in 2019, our Group generated revenues of over $1.827 billion. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit day, our products improve the lives of millions of people around the world. We're hugely proud of this, which is why we're transforming our business to reach millions more. Join us as a Principal Firmware Engineer, and you'll drive progress that really means something.

Your Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement embedded firmware or embedded software. Generate firmware description, flow chart and block diagram as required

  • Work with internal and external resources on design optimization

  • Plan and create effective test protocols to verify and validate engineering designs to product requirements

  • Support general software request from other departments

  • Support of returned product review including implementation of preventive or corrective actions

  • Uses a combination of logic, experience, analysis and methodologies to make solid, timely decisions and solve problems. Including but not limited to worst case analysis and DFMEAs


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Firmware Engineering preferred

  • Minimum 8 years of engineering / R&D experience in a rigorous quality-focused environment

  • Technical programming skills with C/C++ required

  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to work independently given high-level direction

  • Experience working on projects involving portable, low-power products incorporating wireless communication solutions such as Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, NFC, etc.

  • Superior debugging and/or troubleshooting skills

  • Proven ability to produce high quality design outputs in a timely manner

  • Excellent requirements, specification, test plan/report writing skills

  • Knowledge of product development methodologies and best practices

  • Knowledge of verification and validation testing methodologies

  • Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional and cross-organizational relationships

Technical Skills:

  • Programming: C/C++ (APIs – pthreads, OpenMP, CUDA, MPI, OpenCV, PCL), C#, Embedded C, MATLAB, Assembly language, Verilog, VHDL, basic Java and Python, LabVIEW

  • Software tools: Microsoft Visual Studio, Code Composer studio, Multisim, ModelSim, TopSPICE, OPNET IT Guru, IAR Embedded Workbench, Keil IDE, PSoC Creator IDE, OptiSystem, Eagle CAD

  • Microcontrollers and development boards: NVIDIA Jetson TX1, ARM Cortex M4, MSP430, Arduino, Cypress PSoC, Raspberry pi

  • Certification: NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer, from National Instruments preferred

  • Strong background working with IEC 62304

  • Medical device industry background preferred

  • Compliance experience, i.e. MDR, EU MDR, MDD

  • Experience with Class III or II medical devices highly preferred

Our products make a big difference every day. So will your contribution. The work you do will mean more, because it'll make things better for your team, our business or our customers' lives. It'll inspire you to deliver to your very best. And we'll be right behind you when you do.

This is a challenge more worthwhile.

This is work that'll move you.


ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: ConvaTec is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any ConvaTec employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of ConvaTec. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

If you are an active employee at ConvaTec, please do not apply here. Go to the Career Worklet on your Workday home page and View "ConvaTec Internal Career Site - Find Jobs". Thank you!

ConvaTec is changing. We’re transforming our business, fueled by a fierce determination to improve the lives of millions more customers around the world.

Our shared focus, and the sheer drive of our people, are giving us real momentum. They’re also making us a uniquely invigorating place to work. Join us and, whatever your role, you’ll be pushed and challenged every day. You’ll be supported too, empowered to spark and drive change where it matters most.

We have a uniquely dynamic, sometimes demanding environment. But if you’re motivated, and as focused on delivering for patients as we are, it’ll bring the very best out in you. You’ll never stand still. And you might just make the biggest impact of your entire career.

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