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Medical Device Senior Software Development Engineer

Medical Device Senior Software Development Engineer


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 Software Development Engineer (Sr Engineer, Software Develpmt) 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.


- Software analysis, planning, design, implementation, and verification of novel medical imaging devices that consists of hardware control, data acquisition, signal/image processing, display, and post processing of medical images
- Create documentation adhering to quality procedures, and industry best practices under Design Control
- Create and execute unit and integration test plans
- Contribute to software system level test plans
- Contribute to product requirement development and risk management reviews
- Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of Research, Engineering, QA/RA, and Marketing
- Coach and mentor the activities of more junior software developers
- Contribute to patent analysis and invention creations
- Completion of software development applicable to medical imaging projects
- Completion of software documentation including requirements, architecture design and specifications
- Completion of quality assurance of the software system


-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

-Experience developing medical or other safety-critical products is required

-Experience designing and managing complex systems and control systems of hardware

-Strong understanding of modern programming languages. Proficiency in C++ and C# is required

-Knowledge and experience in DICOM and 2D medical image processing; experience using toolkits such as IPP, ITK, VTK or OpenCV

-Requirements analysis and risk management processes, e.g. hazard analysis and dFMEA

-Strong understanding of development platforms such as VisualStudio

-Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to other stakeholders in different functions at various levels

-Experience developing cross-platform applications is preferred

-Experience developing for Windows and Linux is preferred

-Experience and understanding of embedded and real-time systems (RTOS) is preferred

-Experience in intellectual property development is a plus

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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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. For media inquiries, please contact

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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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