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Bracco Medical Technologies

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Principal Firmware Engineer

Why Join Bracco Medical Technologies?

At Bracco Medical Technologies, every employee has an impact on our Mission to empower lifesaving decisions. We create medical devices that give healthcare providers the insights they need to confidently and safely diagnose patients. Our unique line of products includes Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Cardiovascular Imaging contrast delivery (CVi), and CT and MRI contrast delivery systems.

Position Description

The Principal Firmware Engineer is a team leader contributing to the definition, development, documentation of firmware/software for the company’s medical devices based on user and business requirements and in accordance with the product development process. The firmware engineer plans, designs, implements, improves, and manages firmware application development from inception to use.  This includes allocating resources to complete development projects and creating detailed plans to ensure firmware is developed in an organized fashion and functions properly.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functional leadership of an embedded firmware engineering team, including talent development, coaching, mentoring, and career development.
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to a highly functional team of professionals responsible for the development of BMT medical device products through proactive communication, effective change management and strategy alignment.
  • Apply solid firmware design skills to develop medical devices to meet specific performance requirements and deliver on shared goals according to the product development quality system.
  • Engage in design, implementation and test activities related to embedded firmware and software to realize specific features/algorithms or/and general application functionality based on MCU, DSP processors.
  • As a team leader, contribute significantly to driving and completing various project activities, from definition, creating functional requirements, implementation, code review, unit and integration testing and final release according to medical device development processes. 
  • Create and implement software/firmware test plans/protocols and generate test reports to ensure software/firmware design meets the specifications and quality system requirements.
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team, including design reviews with QA, RA, test engineers, hardware engineers to ensure the firmware design meets the product requirements, including safety, reliability, and serviceability. 
  • Make, recommend, or justify critical technical decisions in product design, tool and off-the-shelf library selections. Decisions should be based on broad investigation and testing.
  • Document and transfer developed solutions to manufacturing team for mass production and provide technical support and sustaining development in launch phase.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):


  • B.S. or M.S (Preferred) in discipline such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in a similar role (prefer federally regulated software development) 
  • Desire to lead and manage a team and a career path leading toward technical leadership. 
  • Proven firmware or embedded software development experience
  • Familiar with firmware principles, theories, concepts, techniques, and architecture
  • Embedded system hardware knowledge and development environment familiarity is required.
  • Proficient in embedded algorithm development per medical device standards
  • Strong coding skills using C and C++ 
  • Familiarity with ARM Cortex microprocessors (M4 and M7)
  • Experience developing firmware for serial interfaces: SPI, I2C, UART and CAN bus
  • Experienced in embedded system design, testing, and debugging and be familiar with embedded firmware development environments
  • Strong experience using emulators/debuggers to develop/debug embedded system firmware applications.
  • Medical device development experience and IEC62304 and related IEC standard familiarity
  • Proven project management skills  
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership abilities to influence and empower others
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and personal accountability 


  • Knowledge and experience with digital signal processing and motor control algorithms is strongly desired.
  • Experience with Quantum Leaps QP Framework or the ThreadX RTOS preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to work independently with team members from various disciplines, e.g. hardware, mechanical, quality, regulatory, etc. 
  • Team player with effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Technical writing skills, ability to develop reports for technology development, document software requirements, design and architecture, and review/update software development lifecycle procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology is required.

Job Location

7905 Fuller Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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