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Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID:  20685
Date:  May 3, 2021

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  R&D

Embedded Software Engineer   




Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $1.84B in 2019. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

In this role, you will be involved in the support of existing electrical and electromechanical medical devices and drug delivery systems as well as providing support in new designs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support software/firmware for existing medical devices
  • Facilitate change controls for software changes
  • Create and support project documentation
  • Support product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Conduct and support risk assessments, FMEA/DFMEA and design reviews
  • Support customer interactions to demonstrate system performance
  • Ensure development activities are following QMS, local, state and federal environmental regulations
  • Improve processes and procedures to develop high quality products at a minimum cost
  • Promote and support an agile and lean development process
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is required or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in support of embedded software designs
  • Knowledge of C/C++ programming
  • Experience with microcontroller architecture, digital circuit design and various communication protocols such as USB, I2C, UART, etc.
  • Good English communication and writing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with supporting medical device electromechanical throughout product lifecycle
  • Experience with ARM architecture (32-bit)
  • Knowledge of FDA Design Controls, Statistics, and Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Understanding of software development requirements for medical device (ISO 62304) is a plus.
  • Experience version control, automated build systems and automated testing
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@westpharma.com. Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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