Senior Software Engineer - Medical Device

Canon U.S.A. - Cambridge, MA

Company Overview

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings.


Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Lab is a young organization that is gaining momentum.

We are partnering with world class hospitals in the Boston area to turn cutting-edge medical research into usable, meaningful products.

This Senior Software Engineer (Engineer, Sr.) position is part of a medical device development team responsible for the design, implementation and verification of an innovative robotic catheter system.

It is a hands-on role inventing practical solutions to develop imaging control and image processing software while meeting various functional and non-functional requirements of novel medical devices.


  • Directly responsible for software analysis, planning, design, implementation, and verification of novel medical imaging devices that consists of hardware control, data acquisition, signal/image processing, display, and post processing of medical images
  • Design and code medical-grade software with a focus on visualization that meet the defined software requirements and Design Inputs
  • Create documentation adhering to quality procedures, regulations, standards and industry best practices under Design Control
  • Create and execute unit and integration test plans
  • Contribute to software system level test plans
  • Contribute to product requirement development and risk management reviews
  • Provide consultation on all imaging related projects; be a top level contributor/specialist
  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of Research, Engineering, QA/RA, and Marketing
  • Keep abreast of relevant and new technologies in the medical imaging field
  • Contribute to patent analysis and invention creations
  • Completion of software development applicable to medical imaging projects
  • Completion of software documentation including requirements, architecture design and specifications
  • Completion of quality assurance of the software system


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline required
  • 5+ years in a software engineering role required
  • Experience developing applications using 3D Slicer is required
  • Experience developing medical or other safety-critical products is required
  • Strong understanding of modern programming languages. Proficiency in C, C++ and C# is required
  • Experience designing and managing complex systems and control systems of hardware
  • Strong understanding of development platforms such as VisualStudio
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to other stakeholders in different functions at various levels
  • Knowledge and experience in DICOM and 2D medical image processing; experience using toolkits such as IPP, ITK, VTK or OpenCV are preferred
  • Experience with robotic motion control and path planning is strongly preferred
  • Experience with medical image guided systems and co-registration is strongly preferred
  • Direct experience of software architecture design and development is preferred
  • Strong understanding of best practices of modern software development processes
  • Experience developing cross-platform applications is preferred
  • Experience developing for Windows and Linux is preferred
  • Experience and understanding of embedded and real-time systems (RTOS) is preferred
  • Experience in intellectual property development is a plus

Posted On: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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