Job Title:  Advanced Software Engineer

Req ID:  34886
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 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

As an Advanced Software Engineer, you will architect, design and develop software solutions for market leading sterilization and disinfection devices for the healthcare and life sciences industries. You will perform software system analyses to develop new and innovative solutions for our Customers;  Develop software solution frameworks for platforms and projects; Collaboratively design software system architecture and detailed design that provides required system functionality;  Identify and evaluate appropriate technologies;  Review software designs for compliance with established architecture;  Provide technical feasibility of new product concepts;  Implement designs following established coding standards and methods.


  • Identify inconsistencies and formulate solutions to complex and ambiguous technical problems.
  • Develop software designs according to architecture that meet defined product specifications.
  • Propose solutions and technical direction for future development efforts.
  • Use appropriate design principles to ensure robust, maintainable software applications.
  • Provide in-depth design reviews to ensure designs can meet product’s functional and performance requirements.

Duties - cont'd

  • Mentor junior engineers to propagate good design principles and development practices throughout the team.
  • Investigate new software technologies and tools and appropriate application.
  • Ensure software architecture, design, and interface specifications comply with department guidelines and can fulfill requirements.
  • Strive for continuous improvement in software design techniques.  
  • Provide software design and implementation support for potentially multiple projects
  • Actively participates in investigation of next generation control systems and connectivity solutions.
  • Deliver complete and accurate software documentation in accordance with STERIS operating procedures including software architecture, requirements, detailed design, interface specifications, code review reports, and unit test reports.
  • Provide refined software estimates for project planning.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Eight years of progressive experience in the design, development and implementation of embedded Windows and/or Linux based software systems utilizing both structured and object-oriented concepts using C++.
  • Six or more years of experience in design and implementation of multi-tasking and multi-threaded systems.
  • Four plus years of experience with software development in C, C++, or C# is required.
  • Demonstrated technical expert within a software development organization.
  • Understanding of development for a resource-constrained target environment with specific performance requirements is desired.
  • Experience in development using various operating systems, including real-time operating systems (RTOS), such as ThreadX, RTXC, Linux, Windows (standard or embedded).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) and associated solutions is desired, e.g., remote monitoring solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience with standard communication and network protocols.
  • Experience with assessing cybersecurity risks and designing appropriate mitigations is highly preferred.

Preferred Experience

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related field desired
  • Engineering experience within a highly regulated industry
  • Certification or training coursework in software security
  • 1+ years experience in network communication interfaces desirable
  • Experience performing risk assessments desirable


Technical Excellence:

  • Identifies problems and formulates solutions to complex and ambiguous technical problems.
  • Identifies and develops new technical ideas.

Execution & Accountability:

  • Acts as an expert resource and mentor to others.
  • Challenges established work processes and proactively finds creative solutions.

Strategic Thinking:

  • Determine required tasks and complete on time with no supervision
  • Identifies and communicates potential risks with appropriate mitigations

Judgment & Decision Making:

  • Addresses routine technical problems by leading a team to brainstorm solutions.
  • Ability to make well-informed and effective decisions even when data are limited.

What STERIS Offers:

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.




STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers 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.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.




Req ID:  34886
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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