• Senior Software Engineer, Medical Optical Imaging

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    Medical Device
  • Company Overview

    The Canon Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Canon Healthcare Optics Research Lab (HORL) is a young organization that is gaining momentum. We’re partnering with world class hospitals in the Boston area to turn cutting-edge medical research into usable, meaningful products.

    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 (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. 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. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.
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    Position Overview

    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 position is part of a medical device development team responsible for the design, implementation and verification of medical optical imaging device. The novel endoscope under development requires hardware control and data processing software for image reconstruction.  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.
    - Work collaboratively with researchers and application development engineers in all software development phases. 
    - Design and code medical-grade software that meet the defined software requirements and Design Inputs. 
    - Create documentation adhering to regulations, standards and industry best practices under Design Control. 
    - 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.
    - Report progress regularly to Management.
    - Contribute to patent analysis and invention creations.


    - Education Required: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline. 
    - Experience Required: 5+ years in a software engineering role. Direct experience of software architecture design and development is preferred.
    - Experience developing medical or other safety-critical products is required. 
    - Experience designing and managing complex systems and control systems of hardware.
    - Strong understanding of modern programming languages. Proficiency in C/C++ and Matlab is required. 
    - Knowledge and experience in DICOM and 2D medical image processing; experience using toolkits such as IPP, ITK, VTK or OpenCV.
    - Strong understanding of best practices of modern software development processes.
    - Strong understanding of development platforms such as VisualStudio.
    - Experience and understanding of hardware control electronics is preferred.
    - Experience in intellectual property development is a plus.
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to other stakeholders in different functions at various levels.
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