Principal Software Engineer

Software architecture formulation and assessment.
Full Time
$130,000 - $185,000
Work from home available

Job Description

How will you make an impact?

The Principal Software Engineer, based in Waltham Massachusetts, will bring with them skills and experience in desktop software design and implementation. Reporting to the Director of Software Development, the Principal Software Engineer works side-by-side with software, electrical, mechanical engineers, and scientists to design and create software code within our products to achieve design goals. This position is in a cross functional team that is working to develop future generations of our corneal therapy system. The Principal Software Engineer will contribute to product design & development, testing, risk analysis, design for reliability, and design for manufacturability of existing and next generation products. The Principal Software Engineer will work with Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Quality and Marketing/Sales; meeting performance, quality, and cost goals, while optimizing time to market.

What will you do?

  • Create, with the senior engineering team, the Software architecture, design philosophy, design requirements and specifications.
  • Responsible for all levels of software design and implementation, from algorithm design to coding as well as necessary design documentation.
  • Implement software development and design control requirements for regulated markets per 21 CFR 820, IEC 14971, IEC 62304, and applicable FDA guidance.
  • Responsible for unit testing, and integration testing of software modules. Applies best practices with regards to the use of version control software.
  • Work closely with the SWQA team to investigate and resolve issues identified during testing.
  • Work together with hardware designers in order to obtain optimum system performance.
  • Support maintenance and improvement of legacy products as required.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor Science in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, or similar required; advanced degree preferred.


  • Experience designing and programming multi-threaded desktop applications.
  • 10 + years of experience in software engineering, algorithm creation, I/O control, systems control and similar or related activities.
  • 5+ years of progressive and hands-on experience designing and developing commercial software in C#.
  • 5+ years of progressive and hands-on experience designing and developing commercial software using a cross-platform GUI framework such as QT.
  • Experience with software architecture formulation and assessment, and software technology selection for new products.
  • Strong working knowledge of common programming languages, especially C, C++, C#, and associated development environments. Python and other high-level language experience are a plus.
  • Experience with design patterns and experience with architecture patterns like MVC and MVVM is required.
  • A demonstrated record of innovation and creative problem solving on fastpaced engineering projects.
  • Experience developing applications that incorporate 3rd party libraries and UI components.
  • Experience with Git.
  • Experienced at implementing custom command protocols over a variety of communication including TCP/IP.
  • A record of successful product development – concept through commercialization.
  • Experienced in writing requirements and specifications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Generous. Innovative. Leadership-driven. Family-oriented. Socially responsible. These are just a few of the terms our employees use to describe their experiences as a part of the Glaukos Family.

Those may seem like big aspirations, but here at Glaukos, we recognize the deep significance and profound meaning that comes from knowing that we can make a meaningful difference by helping improve eyesight of people worldwide. And because we’re a rapidly growing company with a dynamic, fast-paced culture, individual employees here are empowered with more diverse and enriching challenges than might not be possible at a larger company, and more fulfillment in knowing every person and every task is directly tied to making a difference in the life of others.

We offer competitive salary (based on experience), bonus eligibility, medical/dental/vision, life insurance, stock options, 401(k) Employer Match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, generous paid time off & paid holidays as well as time-off to volunteer in the community, plus the opportunity to work for a company that is pioneering a new glaucoma treatment class! Check out our profile on The Muse to get an inside look at our company culture. Glaukos has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the past 3 years!

Glaukos Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Dice Id : RTX1e1c2d
Position Id : 7017797
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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