Sr Staff SW Test Development Engineer - Functional Group Lead

| San Diego, CA
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About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class-while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported full-year 2020 revenue of $1.9B, a growth of 30% versus 2019. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 6,000 people worldwide.


The Software Test Engineering Functional Group Lead is responsible for day-to-day management of group of Software Test Development engineers by providing leadership in best practices, resource management and taking our existing automation and process to the next level. In parallel to this leadership responsibility, the Software Test Engineering Functional Group Lead is also responsible in having a hands-on approach in advancing the test interface, and test tools on the embedded APIs. The candidate will develop and extend test interfaces on the embedded Bluetooth Low energy connected device, to define, implement and modify APIs enabling test team to verify full coverage of product requirements. The candidate will also be required to generate and record documentation during the process and provide updates to the team as needed. Skills in embedded programming, object-oriented programming, test, integration, and verification activities and an understanding of the full software development lifecycle are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead development of test interfaces for new/modified firmware features to validate our next generation CGM transmitters
  • Work under FDA regulated quality environment to create test plan, test report and traceability matrix and other required documentations for test project.
  • Pro-actively identify and mitigate risks and resolve road blockers
  • Understand low power systems design and implementation principles.
  • Design implement and test new products and be able to improve existing products.
  • Identify and implement engineering and quality process improvements.
  • Contribute to driving Dexcom's improved gross margin with design improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience and Education

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 13+ years related experience or a Masters degree and 8+ years equivalent industry experience of a PhD and 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience analyzing, designing, programming, debugging and modifying software and software test interfaces.
  • Excellent object-oriented programming skills, especially in Java, Python, and scripting.
  • Sound knowledge on embedded firmware testing and BLE specifications (Core Spec 5.0 /4.2)
  • Knowledge on mobile application debugging and programming in IOS and Android, e.g. Appium, SWIFT, snoop-log, packetLogger, LogCat.
  • Experience troubleshooting code for software/firmware (IC embedded code) applications.
  • Work often involves analog and digital hardware and software operating systems.

Preferred Experience

  • Prior experience as a lead for a group of engineers.
  • Prior experience with product development process for medical devices, particularly design control and GMP requirements.
  • Prior embedded programming experience with low power microcontrollers in a battery powered system
  • Embedded software, and mobile application testing experience.

Functional Description

Analyzes, designs, develops, programs, debugs, and modifies software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products in local, networked, cloud-based or Internet-related tools. Uses current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Develops, modifies, and executes software test plans, automates scripts and programs for testing. Analyzes and writes test standards and procedures. Maintains documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software. Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action. Provides feedback in preparation of technical appraisals of programming languages, systems, and computation software. Ensures quality computer integration into the overall functions of scientific computation, data acquisition, and processing.

Functional/Business Knowledge

  • Possesses expert knowledge of leading technical areas.
  • May be externally recognized as an expert in technical field.


  • High level of understanding of solving unique problems where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation and may impact future concepts or technologies.


  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Demonstrates ability to discover and identify processes, novel science and technology which lead to increased productivity and results.

Workplace Type

  • The Workplace Type for this role is Flex. Based on the nature of your position you will be working onsite approximately 2-3 days per week from collaborative space and hoteling desks at our Dexcom sites. You will need to be located within commuting distance (typically 75 miles/120km) of your assigned Dexcom site.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

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More Information on Dexcom
Dexcom operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Mesa, AZ, Portland, OR and Dania Beach, FL. Dexcom was founded in 1999. It has 3973 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 133 open jobs at Dexcom, click here.
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