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Job Title:  Software Engineering Manager

Req ID:  32360
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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 Software Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading a team of software engineers in the development of medical devices using best practices in compliance with STERIS operating procedures.  You will provide feedback, coaching, and performance assessments to direct reports.  Assign engineers to tasks across multiple projects and guide execution.  Coordinate with project managers in creating schedules for software releases and associated documentation.  Assess team’s performance and refine work instructions to better meet project goals in more efficient ways.  Plan and execute software-centric projects for in-house applications and sustaining activities.


  • Assigns team members in the design, implementation, debugging, and verification of applications according to corporate policies and business operating procedures on new and sustaining engineering projects.
  • Works with other software team members and engineering managers to coordinate team’s activities and resolve engineering and project issues.
  • Reviews output of direct reports including designs, code, test approaches, test results, and other deliverables, providing guidance and feedback.
  • Mentors team to propagate good design principles and development practice.
  • Investigates new software technologies and tools which may increase team’s performance.
  • Creates and maintains software work instructions which comply with regulatory guidelines and corporate polices.
  • Collaborates with groups outside of direct responsibilities including other engineering groups, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, etc. for project planning, analysis of product requirements, and to outline proposed solutions.
  • Sets objectives for direct reports, assessing performance throughout the year, and providing an annual performance review.
  • Recruits for open positions on team.  Contracts with outside software consultants as needed.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Requires 5+ years of related engineering experience.
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering.   (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.)
  • Advanced degree desirable.
  • Five or more years of experience in the design and development of software and firmware systems
  • Experience working in medical device industry or other regulated industry is highly desirable which require formalized software development processes and software risk management.
  • Experience in managing or coaching more junior software engineers.
  • Demonstrated leader and/or technical expert within a software development organization.
  • Exceptional team player with leadership responsibilities.
  • Capable of solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.
  • 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.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in development using multiple operating systems, which may include real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as RTXC, ThreadX, and QNX as well as traditional operating systems such as Linux, Windows (standard or embedded is required.
  • Experience using software integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools including compiling/building, debugging, configuration management (version control), defect management, continuous integration, and code analysis tools.
  • Software quality assurance to include unit and integration test development and execution, and code inspection and reviews.
  • Experience in the development of PLC-based solutions as well as embedded is desired.
  • Knowledge of Internet ot Things (IoT) and associated solutions is desired, e.g., remote monitoring solutions is desired.
  • Experience performing software requirement analysis and definition.    Proven skills in working with stakeholders to refine product requirements to be realized in software is desired.
  • Experience in the implementation of infrastructure and applications for Manufacturing, Installation, and Serviceability is desired.



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:  32360
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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