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Advisory Web Development Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Position Summary:  The Advisory Web Applications Engineer will serve as a member of a team that is responsible for the maintenance and development of several web applications.  The Web Applications team is responsible for all aspects of the applications including database, UI, and middle tier development.  Projects are executed utilizing an Agile development process to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the product stakeholders. This is a senior level position which will be responsible for application design, implementing best programming p ractices, and mentoring other team members .              

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess existing application architecture and lead development team in modifying that architecture for forward development.
  • Develop effective software solutions by evaluating options, conducting research, gathering information, interpreting data and working with stakeholders.
  • Function as technical lead for implementing solutions.
  • Collaborate with peers in other teams/departments, understand the overall goal of the project and formulate solutions that best achieves technical and business requirements.
  • Promote industry standard practices for all aspects of development from use of appropriate technology to coding standards
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance and coaching to other team members
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, scalability, extensibility.
  • Meet deadlines for individual and team projects.
  • Lead initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity of the department, refine development methodologies to improve productivity of the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct reports, however general guidance, technical supervision, compliance and quality reviews, and initial performance review write-ups of junior engineers and technicians is required.

Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 13 years of experience in web application development
  • Thorough knowledge of related web technologies, possess broad and extensive knowledge of software development process and its technologies
  • Knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  •  Experience building highly scalable, cloud native microservices based applications using AWS and/or Azure with Docker, Node.js, and serverless technologies
  • Experience in computer scripting languages and object-oriented languages, preferably JavaScript and C#
  • Experience in relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in Agile development process
  • Highly motivated to learn and work in a team environment
  • Demonstration of excellent code quality and efficiency
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Medical devices
  • Handheld or wearable devices
  • Regulatory compliance standards

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents of advanced technical complexity.  Ability to write reports and research findings of a technical nature.  Ability to speak and present effectively one-on-one as well as in small and large groups of professionals including customers, clients and collaborators, both inside and outside the organization.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to apply advanced mathematics principles while performing essential job duties.

Reasoning Ability:  Advanced reasoning skills required.  Must have the ability to solve complex problems and weigh possible solutions to determine rank options to deliver optimal outcomes.  Ability to assess problems involving several variables in changing situations.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.