Sr Software Test Engineer

    • Medtronic
  • Boston, MA
  • Posted 27 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Automated testing
Quality assurance
Medical devices
Test strategy
Knowledge sharing
Healthcare information technology
Test plans
Functional requirements
Workflow analysis
Problem solving
Manual testing
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Mergers and acquisitions
Embedded systems
Computer hardware
Software development
Health care

Job Details

Careers that Change Lives

In this role, you will join a world class team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Robotic Assisted Surgery platform within the Surgical Operating unit: ;br>
Medtronic's Surgical Operating Unit is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Robotics and Surgical Innovations. With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of the customers and patients we serve.

Make your impact by exploring a career with the world's leading Medical Device company, striving "to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life."

A Day in the Life

As a Senior Software Test Engineer working in the Seaport District of Boston, MA, you will use your deep understanding of software verification techniques for medical or other regulated systems. You will utilize your knowledge about SW Architecture and software detail designs to develop test strategy, create manual or automated tests, troubleshoot defects, build, and maintain testing tools, and participate in release activities.

As a senior member of the Controls Verification team, you will be fully engaged with an Agile scrum team and directly work on the verification of the control software for the instrumentation's robotic subsystem. This involves hands on developing automated and manual tests to verify the sophisticated embedded real-time platform and the instrument control software for the operation of the embedded actuator and sensor hardware. In addition, the role will involve supporting the electromechanical verification of the core surgical instruments, stapling, and ligature instruments with the corresponding control software. As a senior engineer you will also responsible of training junior engineer and regularly provide demos and knowledge sharing.

Engineers create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Combine the best of your experience with training and mentorship to move your career forward. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. If you are a pioneer and would like to have a big impact into the new world of medical robotics - then come join our team!

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Tests the functionality and performance of software applications or systems software.
  • Develops and executes test plans and scripts designed to detect problems in software applications and systems software.
  • Ensures software applications or systems software meets technical and functional requirements.
  • Performs workflow analysis, documents test results and recommends quality improvements.
  • Works with development to resolve software defects and diagnose/improve product configuration for current and future models.
  • Reviews test automation frameworks, tools, techniques, and methodologies.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering or similar field.
    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Nice to Have

  • Medium to advanced level Python or C++ coding ability.
  • Medium to Advanced level MATLAB and/or Simulink experience.
  • Good communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with Medical Product verification and FDA guidance.
  • Basic understanding of creating test protocols for verifying software requirements.
  • Participated manual test or automated test script development and execution.
  • Had experience testing medical devices controlled by software.
  • Ability to manage, track and upgrade multiple hardware and software configurations.
About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Benefits & Compensation

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. This position is eligible for a short-term incentive called the Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP). Learn more about MIP and benefits here.

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)