Senior Software Engineer, Medical Instruments – Specific Technologies – Mountain View, CA

Job ID: 6078
Job date: 2016-10-13

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The CompanySpecific Technologies has developed a transformative new technology to identify cells based on their metabolic signature. The first product family developed with the company’s sensor technology, SpecID™, enables rapid low cost identification of blood stream infection causing sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive condition and leading cause of deaths in US hospitals costing for than $20 billion annually and contributing to or causing 52% of all US hospital deaths. More than 350 million blood cultures are performed worldwide annually to determine if a blood infection exists with a market size greater than $1.2B.SpecID determines the identification of infectious organisms more than 4 times faster, 2 days sooner, than standard methods and before other molecular or protein methods can even start, further we do so with less labor and no new instruments.There are additional large, world changing applications for our core technology in diagnostics for other infectious diseases including tuberculosis and monitoring cell metabolic output to address the growing global health crisis of wide spread antibiotic resistance.This is an opportunity to join us at a formative time of company growth.The JobYou will be a lead developer creating our commercial medical instrument for detection and identification of infection causing sepsis. You will define the business layer and implement the core functionality of the instrument as well as develop GUI controls for the end user experience. You will design, from bottom up and will have the opportunity to work on the hardware layer that interacts with various devices developing instrument control firmware/software that operates the core senor technology.The core sensing technology is imaged. Development of the image processing algorithms and software is a critical component of the role. Our bioinformatics team will assist in the development of processing of the sensor raw images, the extraction of multidimensional features vectors and the statistical analysis using pattern recognition, classification and machine learning methodologies.You will assist our quality leader in building the quality system development environment to support regulatory approvals. You will also assist in test, document and deploy pilot instrumentation with our clinical partners.Software development is the DNA of our company and core of our product; you will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company. Our software development is very diverse and you will have the opportunity to work on various technologies and develop various aspects to our solution.YouWe are looking for an exceptionally motivated, passionate, hardworking and result driven individual. We are a small group, you will not have 5 bosses, and rather you will be expected to work independently and the lead the group. You will not be narrowly defined as one cog in one large project; rather you will effectively contribute to multiple aspects of our development. If you are inclined to work only on a specific aspect of software you are likely not a match.You should, at minimum, have the following qualification:

Bachelor degree in computer science or similar disciplineFive years of relevant work experience in development of medical instruments/devicesProficiency with C, C++, C# using .NET/WPF/WCF frameworksStrong OOD/OOP knowledgeExperience with databases (MySQL, SQL Server) and data flow designHands on experience in cloud application development using AWS technologiesKnow how to work within a quality system required for regulatory approvalsFull fluency (verbal and written) of the English language is a must

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Experience with OpenCVHave direct experience and technical skills in signal/image processingExperience with Bash or Shell scriptingExperience working with microcontroller in an embedded system environmentExperience in machine learning and R programing in a Linux/Unix environment is a plusDevelopment of medical devices in a regulated industry

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

Mountain View, CA 94043

Required education:

Bachelor's

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Software Engineering: 4 years

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lawful permanent resident of US


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