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Software Engineer IV Goleta United States,  

KARL Storz (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description


Advanced Senior level software development position.  Acting in a lead role, responsible for software development, maintenance, unit verification, integration, and documentation. Exhibits a high level of software development mastery, technical direction, planning, and vision. Implements or oversees significant software modules, ensuring the established Quality Standard for documentation and software development is applied thoroughly and consistently.


  • Work as a member of an agile development team to develop embedded and application level software for medical devices

  • Determine project feasibility & timeframe

  • Assist with defining software requirements, based on marketing collaboration

  • Direct interface with Project Management

  • Direct interface with Product Management

  • Design, code, and test software. Software development (includes new projects and maintenance projects) to be done per the established Quality System.

  • Create and maintain associated documentation.

  • Assist the build engineer with software releases

  • Support Product Management as needed for market acceptance testing

  • Report software development status to Project Management

  • Work primarily in a lead capacity

  • Provide technical direction and/or mentoring of less-experienced software engineers

  • Identify and promote best practices for software development

  • Forges strong relationships across departments and to other companies. 

  • Stays abreast of new technologies and developments in the embedded software engineering field

  • Directly support 3rd party development, including requirements, timeline of deliverables, debugging, integration and performance analysis.

  • Leads by example.

  • Insists on highest quality in own work and that of others

  • Needs little or no supervision from Manager or Project Manager.


  • Medical product development experience desired

  • Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001)

  • Proven experience in leading development of two or more commercial applications or technologies

  • Experience with design documentation for software.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Linux platform and tools (gcc, gdb, make, shell scripting, etc.) is required. Has proven experience with cross platform issues and is able to learn new platforms quickly.

  • Experience working with RTOS, cross-compilers, and other technologies in embedded applications.

  • Experience with microprocessor and embedded systems industry innovations and developments.

  • Knowledge of Internet technologies, communication protocols, networking, network security, and related techniques is desired.

  • Excellent knowledge of current software development best practices, object-oriented design, SOLID, event-driven architecture, multimedia processing, interface design, localization, portability, extensibility, and testability.

  • In-depth knowledge of C/C++ and associated debugging techniques.

  • Excellent communication skills.Has forged relationships with development personnel throughout the company

  • Excellent project planning and estimating skills; drives projects and keeps them moving through daily obstacles; asks for additional assistance when appropriate.

  • Self-motivated; works with minimal supervision.

  • Enthusiastic about the company and about developing its high quality medical products.

  • Strong software design skills.

  • Writes clear, maintainable, well-documented, portable code.

  • Recognizes problems and offers solutions. Helps the group adapt to changing conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Describe the specific physical requirements necessary to accomplish the essential job functions, i.e. ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, lifting requirements, audio/visual requirements etc.)

  • This position requires occasional lifting of test equipment such as a PC, monitor, camera, etc. up to approximately 30 lbs. 
  • The employee will also need to work in front of a monitor for extended periods of time.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  (Typical pattern of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills indicative of successful job performance.)

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering or related field with 8-10 years of experience in software development


  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • 3 weeks vacation plus sick days

  • 401K plus company match

  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement (Up to $5,250 per year)

  • About the Company:

    As the largest privately held medical device company in the world, KARL STORZ has achieved global preeminence in endoscopes and medical imaging devices used in minimally invasive surgery. Based in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, KARL STORZ Imaging is the center of the company’s Product Development and Innovation, responsible for the creation and development of imaging systems, electromechanical devices and technologies.

    How to Apply:

    For immediate consideration, click on the below link which will take you directly to our website to complete an on-line application. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation verifying your application has been received.

  • KARL STORZ University and other training and development programs.

  • Fitness reimbursement up to $200 annually

  • And much more!

  • Familiarity with Endoscopy a plus.


Goleta, CA

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