Staff Firmware Engineer




San Diego, CA


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The candidate will be part of an open and collaborative environment bringing new and innovative products to market. Performs flexible and responsive firmware design duties using applicable tools to support and enhance the Pyxis Product line. Apply to this position if you have the desire to pursue and advance your career in firmware or embedded software engineering

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

Essential Functions:

  • Working within a cross-functional team from concept to production release of next generation smart dispensing products. 

  • Apply theoretical and hands-on electrical support to identify problems and accomplish tasks

  • Lead technical focus groups to develop firmware modules and provide technical leadership and guidance to the team comprising of internal resources and external design partners.

  • Drive firmware development for performance, safety, scalability, modularity, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.

  • Hands-on hardware bringing up, device system debugging and code optimization.

  • Implement continuous improvements and best practices within the team, and larger organization.

  • Drive firmware/hardware co-design for optimized solutions and schedules.

  • Document the design changes in Design History File per CFR Design Controls


  • Bachelor's Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

  • At least 6 years related experience, or the equivalent combination of graduate-level education and experience required.


  • Highly motivated, proactive and positive while solving very challenging problems.

  • Have strong sense of ownership and accountability for overall team success.

  • Experience developing in C and C++ in a real time embedded environment

  • RTOS experience, such as SMX, SafeRTOS, etc.

  • Strong knowledge in hardware software interface, digital and analog circuits.

  • Experience with device drivers, bootloader, secure boot, software hardware interfaces, device communication on embedded systems.

  • Experience in test driven development experience using unit testing, software in the loop, and hardware in the loop methodologies, a validation mindset is required.

  • Experience developing connected products.

  • Development with wireless connectivity protocols such as Bluetooth, BLE, Mesh, Zigbee, WiFi, LTE-M, CAT-M

  • Familiar with the Development IDEs such as IAR, Keil, Eclipse, and/or Visual Studio 

  • Have prior experience with Linux kernel and device driver

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

Additional Locations

Work Shift

At BD, we are strongly committed to investing in our associates—their well-being and development, and in providing rewards and recognition opportunities that promote a performance-based culture.  We demonstrate this commitment by offering a valuable, competitive package of compensation and benefits programs which you can learn more about on our Careers Site under Our Commitment to You.

Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$121,https://100.00 - $199,https://800.00

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