Principal Software Engineer (Embedded)
Lake Forest , California
February 18, 2018
Principal Embedded Software Engineer to design, develop, integrate and test computer controlled electromechanical devices in a Real Time Operating System (RTOS) environment for medical devices. Apply strong working knowledge of design principles that facilitate maintainability, reuse, and clarity of design. Assess and recommend new technologies and processes. In this position you will gain an in-depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eye.

• Develops and applies complex concepts and proposes new and unique approaches, methods, procedures and designs with regular use of ingenuity, creativity and originality to researching technical issues.
• Applies advanced level software development principles to the research and development of Embedded Software applications.
• Assures continuity of products and processes through feasibility assessment, research, design, development and compliance to requirements.
• Leads design reviews.
• Ensures regulatory / statutory / legislative compliance for all project work.
• Team player with demonstrated commitment to meeting schedule and project milestones.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

alrpo EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements • BSCS, BSEE, BSCE and 6 years work experience. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.
• 10 years hands-on embedded software development experience
• Programming in C++ and C targeting embedded Microcontrollers
• Object Oriented design patterns and implementation in C++
• Deploying various RTOS based applications and designing multi-threaded applications
• Knowledge of various hardware control systems: waveform generation, transducer signal sampling, motor control and other electromechanical control desired
• Understanding of electronic circuitry: board bring up and interfacing with on and off chip peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C, ADC's and DAC's
• Use of lab equipment (logic analyzers, in-circuit emulators, oscilloscopes and DVMs) to debug and troubleshoot designs
• Using and promoting static analysis, unit testing and other tools/methods to produce high quality designs
• Executing and delivering high quality projects with minimal supervision

• Experience with medical devices and in leading complex embedded projects preferred.
• Past Experience in being a technical team lead for complex embedded projects
• Previous work experience in a medical device development environment that meet real-time requirements defined by Risk Management and Product Requirements.
• Experience developing applications with both wired (CAN, Ethernet) and wireless communication networks (802.15.4, BLE)

A little about us:
As the global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs.

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