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Job Title:  Specialist Firmware Engineer

Req ID:  27898
Job Category:  Engineering

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94804


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 a Specialist Firmware Engineer you participate in long term projects to design, develop, test, and support the next generation of innovative high-resolution video products, including digital matrix switchers, video wall processors, multi-viewers, and signal converters for our medical, commercial, and military market solutions.  This includes our in operation room audio/video control, streaming system as well as our centralized content management solution.


  • Competitive pay 
  • Medical, vision, dental, prescription and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Free shuttle to BART
  • Free parking and EV Charging stations
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement

What will you do:

  • Lead and take ownership of the existing code base to enhance it and implement new features 
  • Perform conversion and porting of demo and reference with packages, integration into production Linux based systems. Provide complex debugging, troubleshooting and support
  • Develop Audio/Video hardware capture and processing, including various compression techniques, streaming, filtering, conversion, playback, synchronization
  • Develop inter process Synchronization and Communication
  • Provide Firmware development for microcontroller based (PIC, AVR, ARM) devices.
  • Development of Linux applications and drivers, including verification, release, and support of code
  • Develop VoIP, Conferencing, SIP, H323, RTP/RTSP, MPEG4/H264 Video codes, multithreaded applications, multi process systems
  • Design multi-processor embedded systems that meet our unique real-time video processing requirements
  • Support engineers in translating customer needs into requirements, developing specifications, and implementing test methodologies
  • Effectively communicate with management, engineering department, operations, and field personnel

What do you need:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent
  • 10 + years of related engineering experience
  • Expert knowledge of C/C++ programming language
  • Expertise and demonstrated application of strong firmware development practice
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results
  • Demonstrated good judgment in identifying, proposing solutions, and solving problems
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and able to make progress with limited direction
  • Experience developing complex solutions; proven ability in troubleshooting technical issues
  • Experience with medical device development is desired and/or experiences in working in a regulated industry
  • Up to 10% travel may be required


If you are interested in joining our successful, growing team please apply now!


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:  27898
Job Category:  Engineering

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94804

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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