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J&J Family of Companies Senior Software Engineer, R&D, Digital Orthopedic Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is seeking a Senior Software Engineering to join our team in Boston, MA where we are building a software platform for our robotic surgery product line. Be a part of a growing team bringing innovation to patient care through technology!

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit

The Digital Orthopedic Surgery team is using robotics and digital tools for surgical teams to increase the performance, accuracy, and safety of surgical procedures. We are creating an extensible operating room ecosystem to support our surgical products. Our vision is to create a process of continuous improvement through analysis of intra-operative and post-operative surgical data.

The Senior Software Engineer is part of an Agile team of software and product development professionals creating software for digital surgery products. You will build on our existing technologies and innovate new solutions for user-facing software applications, data enablement with the Digital Surgery IoT cloud, and systems integration. You’ll build REST API endpoints and data management services, a GUI for device servicing, and enable device to cloud capabilities. Your role will also extend to cybersecurity concerns at all levels of the product and the support infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with software engineers, product development engineers, cybersecurity and quality professionals, systems engineering, and product owners to build foundational components of our surgical platform

  • Build software tools to collect and transmit device telemetry for machine learning for reliability and product improvement.

  • Contribute to the design of a FHIR/HL7 implementation for clinical evidence generation and surgical dashboards.

  • Develop user-facing Windows applications for device administration and servicing, user management, and surgical functionality

  • Working with Test Engineers to devise testing strategies and scenarios on which to build test cases

  • Write design descriptions and architectural documentation in compliance with regulation our Quality Management System

  • Enable next-generation data management and IoT capabilities for our surgical robotics platform


  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required for this position; A major in Computer Science or similar is preferred.

  • Proven experience in technology and software development is required.

  • Proficiency in the C# programming language and .Net development is required.

  • You must have a desire to direct team compliance with IEC 62304 regulation in the creation of technical design, unit test, and code review documentation.

  • You can contribute to the design and implementation of an application layer security scheme

  • Proficiency with Windows software application development is required.

  • You must understand both the Windows and Linux operating systems at a low-level.

  • A good understanding of relational and NoSQL databases and handling data of various lineages and formats is required.


  • It is helpful to have direct experience in bringing medical devices to market through the 510(k) -submission process

  • We will give preference to a software engineer who is also versed in GUI application development with C++ and Qt

  • Strong capabilities with a common scripting language like PowerShell, bash, or Python

  • Agile software development experience and familiarity with Agile development practices

  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment, medical devices in particular


  • This position is located in Boston, MA and may require up to 20% travel.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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DePuy Synthes Products, Inc (6149)

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