Staff Firmware Engineer

| San Diego, CA, USA
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About Us:

At Globus Medical, we move with a sense of urgency to deliver innovations that improve the quality of life of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Our team is inspired by the needs of these patients, and the surgeons and healthcare providers who treat them. We embrace a culture of exceptional response by partnering with researchers and educators to transform clinical insights into tangible solutions. Our solutions improve the techniques and outcomes of surgery so patients can resume their lives as quickly as possible.

Position Summary:

Our rapidly growing division is searching for an enthusiastic firmware engineer wanting to make a difference. Our skillful engineers develop medical robots, surgical navigation platforms, and intra-operative neuromonitoring solutions by working with top surgeons and cross-functional engineering teams. This Firmware Engineering role will be part of the electrical engineering team responsible for designing and implementing embedded firmware for intra-operative neuromonitoring used within our surgical navigation and robotic products. The position will be hands-on with the individual capable of creative and systematic product development with minimum supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads the design and development of firmware for embedded systems based on defined requirements.
  • Leads and coordinates firmware architectural concepts and development.
  • Produces or supports documentation throughout the development life cycle of firmware.
  • Reviews new technology for firmware constraints and safety risks and provides input on their mitigation.
  • Manage firmware configurations, builds, releases, and issues tracking using engineering application tools.
  • Facilitates and leads peer code reviews for new or existing firmware requiring changes.
  • Coordinates and leads firmware development tasks with other firmware engineers.
  • Leads firmware integration activities.
  • Ensures source and executable code with proper format and sufficient commenting.
  • Supports Production / Manufacturing, internal testing and external customers when presented with quality / support issues. Prioritizes work to identify the root cause and create a corrective plan that ensures timely resolution of issues.
  • Recommends roles and responsibilities for other firmware engineers based on project resource needs.
  • Maintains compliance with standards typical of the medical industry.
  • Adheres to the letter and spirit of the company Code of Conduct, the AdvaMed Code, MedTech Code, and all other company policies.
  • Ensures Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations, both in the United States and internationally, by completing introductory and annual training and maintaining knowledge of compliance as it applies to your role.
  • Represents the company in a professional manner and upholds the highest standards of ethical business practices and socially responsible conduct in all interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers, and other third parties.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • Must have at least a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Medical Device experience is a must.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience designing, developing, and leading embedded systems or RTOS application software for medical devices.
  • Experience in ISO 13485 and FDA 21 CFR part 820 design control processes.
  • Knowledgeable in IEC 62304 standard.
  • Demonstrated leadership for firmware development within the medical device industry.
  • Successful programming in C and Assembly language for ARM based processors.
  • Familiar with communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, USB, and RS232.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and writing skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Advanced degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience in digital logic programming using Verilog or VHDL.
  • Experience in DSP using MATLAB, Python and or Texas Instruments development environment.
  • Algorithm development for signal filtering and or signal discrimination.
  • Capable of reading and interpreting PCB schematics.
  • Experience with GitHub and other version control systems.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Our Values:

Our Life Moves Us philosophy is built on four values: Passionate About Innovation, Customer Focused, Teamwork, and Driven.

  • Passionate about Innovation: Improving patient care by delivering advanced technology to our customers is at the core of what we do. We are passionate in our role in improving the lives of patients by continuously developing better solutions.
  • Customer Focused: We listen to our customers' needs and respond with a sense of urgency.
  • Teamwork: Working together, anything is possible. We value every person on our team and treat each other with respect. We are accountable to one another and support each other. Together, we make each other stronger.
  • Driven: We pursue our mission with energy and passion. We are nimble, results-oriented, and decisive. We overcome obstacles that arise in our quest to deliver solutions that will improve the lives of our customers and patients.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Required to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Required to possess specific visons abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and capacity to adjust focus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Globus Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, or citizenship. We are committed to a diverse workforce. We value all employees' talents and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

JOB CODE: 1003239

More Information on Globus Medical
Globus Medical operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Audubon, PA. Globus Medical was founded in 2003. It has 2179 total employees. To see all 15 open jobs at Globus Medical, click here.
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