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Title:  Advanced Software Engineer

Req ID:  13682
Category:  Engineering
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Advanced Software Engineer is responsible for the design, documentation, development, and testing of software solutions for new and existing medical devices.  The Advanced Software Engineer is also responsible for analyzing product/system-level requirements and translating them into software requirements as well as the development and delivery of specific software features and functionality. This position works independently and within a cross functional team without continuous supervision.


  • Contributes to the design of the system architecture.
  • Develops a software architecture based on the system architecture and product requirements.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains efficient, reusable, and reliable software code according to corporate standards and procedures for new and sustaining engineering projects, maintaining code quality, organization, and automation.
  • Ensures the best possible performance, quality, and robustness of software applications.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and bugs, and devises solutions to these problems.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced software engineers on high-level or complex issues.
  • Reviews and approves plans and detailed designs.
  • Develops time and effort estimates for assigned features and functions and makes delivery commitments.
  • Works independently on routine activities, issues, plans and larger-scale designs.
  • Adheres to corporate standards and department operating procedures.
  • Creates software development process documentation, including requirements, design and interface specifications and verification documentation.
  • Will participate in the creation of software validation plans.
  • Performs unit, integration, and system testing and capacity / performance testing of applications as required.
  • Work as a collaborative team member in engineering projects.   Performs software leadership activities.
  • Collaborates with cross functional team members for project planning, development and analysis of product requirements, and to outline proposed solutions.
  • Participates in design reviews to identify issues and provides recommendations for enhancements.
  • Leads software development projects/initiatives.  Will act as a leader to junior engineers although not directly responsible for their management
  • Reviews and resolves software change requests and defects
  • Will manage the release of software for product.
  • May serve as a contact point for outside vendors

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering required with 10 or more years of related engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in above noted field with 7 or more years of related engineering experience.  (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and 10 or more years of demonstrated software experience).
  • Advanced degree is desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving skills are required.
  • Capable of solving engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results.
  • Exceptional team player with leadership experience.
  • Proven experience at software analysis, development, task time and effort estimation, and execution to plan.
  • Experience performing software requirement analysis and definition.    Experience working with stakeholders to refine product requirements to be realized in software is required.
  • Experience in the implementation of infrastructure and applications for Manufacturing, Installation, and Serviceability is desirable.
  • Practical experience in C/C++, object-oriented analysis and programming, and multi-threaded/multi-tasking programming is required.    Understanding of development for a resource-constrained target environment with specific performance requirements is desired.
  • Experience with one or more RTOS systems and the associated system services is required.
  • Experience with serial communication (UART, USART, SPI, I2C) is required.
  • Experience developing or maintaining device driver software on an embedded system is required.
  • Experience in User Interface (UI)/Human Machine Interface (HMI) development is required, which may include HMI touch screens or Graphical UIs.   Understanding of usability / human factors is desired.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is desired.
  • Experience with Ethernet and network protocols is desired.
  • Experience with the Linux operating system and Linux externals is desired.
  • Software quality assurance to include unit and integration test development and execution, and code inspection and reviews.



STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  13682
Category:  Engineering
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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