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Sr. Software Development Engineer (C , Linux, Imaging, OpenGL)-Medical Device R

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Smith & Nephew

Job Description

Sr. Software Development Engineer (C , Linux, Imaging, OpenGL)-Medical Device Robotics


Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a pioneering approach to the design of our advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems.

We have leadership positions in:

– Orthopaedics Reconstruction – joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders
– Advanced Wound Management – wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds
– Sports Medicine – minimally invasive surgery of the joint
– Trauma & Extremities – products that help repair broken bones

We have around 15,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK’s FTSE100 and our shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and through American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN)


The Software Development Engineer responsibilities will include developing software and designing and performing experimental tests toward commercialization of the next generation of devices for computer-assisted and robotic orthopedic surgery.



Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

Five or more years’ practical experience developing/working with large-scale C projects

Demonstrated programming experience with the OpenGL graphics library
Practice experience in Linux administration and Linux system programming

Understanding of 3D geometric concepts such as rotation matrices and coordinate transforms

Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

Ability to communicate with systems users and present results of tests and experiments in text, tabular and graphic form

Excellent organizational, documentation and written/verbal communication skills

The ideal applicant will also possess the following qualifications:

Master’s Degree or beyond, or equivalent experience

Experience in design and implementation of FDA-compliant medical device software systems

Experience/expertise in network design and network administration

Experience with user interface toolkits

Experience with GPU programming

Experience with Shader (GLSL) programming

Experience programming for time-critical/real-time applications

Expertise in applied Linear Algebra concepts

Experience using data-analysis tools such as Matlab.

Experience using and programming for position tracking systems

Knowledge of mechanical design and/or machine shop experience

Experience with 3D modeling or CAD software

Smith and Nephew is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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