Staff Software Engineer (Enabling Technologies, Spine)

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Raynham, Massachusetts
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5766170110-en-us

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for Staff Software Engineer, Enabling Technologies to be located in Raynham, MA.


DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.


The Software Staff Engineer, Enabling Technologies will report to the Director or Enabling Technologies. In this newly created position, the Software Engineer will translate product requirements into equipment software requirements and develop test cases for software verification and validation. Interface with equipment integrators for reviewing software requirements and design, control of source code, reviewing code, configuration management, change management, program testing, integration of software, and release management process.

Specific responsibilities of the Staff Software Engineer include:
  • Coordinate and participate in the design and development of electrical/software requirements and electrical/software architectures for intraoperative tissue structure detection and imaging devices.
  • Coordinate, review and approve electrical/ software documentation created by external partners, including product requirements, schematics, code, verification and validation test protocols and reports. Plan and execute design verification and design validation activities.
  • Fulfill design control requirements including the creation of detailed electrical/software specifications, detailed design files, design verification and validation test plans and quality assurance risk management, DHF, protocols, and reports in accordance with company procedures, FDA and ISO guidelines. – Quality is key
  • Generate and manage timelines, resources, and budgets for completion of assigned projects.
  • Lead in identification and subsequent interactions and development activities with External partners who bring essential synergistic technologies and capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership to project teams from charter to launch for highly complex products.
  • Execute complex, multi-disciplinary technical projects; develops corresponding patent strategies.  Works with in-house teams, cross J&J teams, and external collaborators including companies and consultants to align technical project strategies with the regulatory, preclinical, and clinical strategies to meet business objectives.
  • Understand technological advancements, environmental changes, reimbursement, key competitor’s offerings; and provide analysis on technological feasibility, I/P landscape, risk assessment, and sales and market considerations in order to meet business objectives.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or related discipline along with a minimum of 6 years of experience is required.
  • If you hold a Master’s Degree and 4 years of experience and/or a PhD and 2 years of industry/professional experience you may also be considered for this role.
  • Experience in highly regulated industry is required; medical device industry is preferred.
  • Proven track record of accomplishments in software enabled surgery innovation and product development setting is required.   
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across multiple functions and expertise in building and maintaining relationships with internal / external stakeholders is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis is required.  
  • Ability to design, implement, and test software in an environment of rapidly evolving requirements is preferred.
  • Experience developing full stack software is required:
    •  UI
    • Business logic
    • Back-end
  • Extensive breadth of experience and a strong working knowledge in at least 3 of the 8 Competencies is required:
    • Software quality assurance
    • Statistics
    • Software solutions
    • Navigation
    • Imaging
    • Optics
    • Ultrasound
    • Sensory
  • Previous experience with product development from concept to commercial launch is required.
  • Familiarity with the FDA/ISO requirements & standards, approval process and pathways is preferred.
  • Position requires approximately 15% travel including international and is based in Raynham, MA. 

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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