Senior Software Engineer / Architect at Accuray (Raleigh, NC)

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Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day - helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer - helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world.

Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems for alternative cancer treatments. Our radiation therapy for cancer makes treatment shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives.

Job Description

Job title: Senior Software Engineer / Architect


As a Senior Software Engineer / Architect, you will help drive the architecture and implementation of a software system for some of the most advanced medical devices in the market today. You will participate in and drive design, development, requirements, and testing of software subsystems and their integration with other software and hardware subsystems.

Our team develops software and algorithms for some of the most challenging problems in the field of radiotherapy, and our work makes a daily impact on the lives of many patients around the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as an architectural lead for the software team: driving to a 'North Star' vision for successful products / features, productizing advanced algorithms for deployment in clinical settings, ensuring designs conform to architectural guidelines, mentoring junior engineers, assisting with hiring and management of 3rd-party collaborations.
  • Play a leading role in requirements gathering, design, and implementation of the application software that manages patient treatment plans through the entire lifecycle: creation, storage, quality assurance, delivery, dose monitoring, replanning, and analysis.
  • Drive critical design and implementation decisions that affect how a complex multi-million dollar machine delivers radiation therapy, and build tools that enable clinical teams to analyze complex three-dimensional data to improve the lives of cancer patients.
  • Lead and participate in decisions affecting high-performance computing hardware, operating systems, languages, and libraries.
  • Cross-pollinate the team with theory and practice of software development, object-oriented design, and computer languages.
  • Present project status and designs to stakeholders.
  • Some travel (< 10%) may be required.


a. Required
  • BS Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in C++ and C#.
  • Experience in team leadership roles in a software organization.
  • Experience in developing cloud-based applications.
  • Experience with object-oriented analysis and design, and proper use of design patterns
  • Experience with client/server architecture.
  • Experience with automated unit testing frameworks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

b. Preferred or Desired
  • Strong mathematics, 3D geometry, and/or physics background is a plus.
  • Experience with 3D computer graphics and/or GPU programming a plus.
  • Experience with Medical Device or Regulated environment preferred.
  • Experience with best practices in user experience design a plus

Location: Flexible. Preferred locations: Chapel Hill, NC, Madison, WI, Sunnyvale, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Guadalajara, Mexico; open to candidates working remotely from other locations.



To qualify for this position, candidates must be able to furnish proof that they are authorized to work in the country they are applying on a permanent basis without sponsorship.

EEO Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top - and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin - including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
More Information on Accuray
Accuray operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Madison, WI. Accuray was founded in 1990. It has 1100 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Unconscious bias training, Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits and Vision Benefits. To see all 20 open jobs at Accuray, click here.
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