Manager of Embedded Systems Development

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.

Job purpose

The Manager of Embedded Systems Development is responsible for leading a team of hardware and software engineers to design and develop Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator products through concept, requirements, development, release to manufacturing, and sustaining.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Leads a team of Hardware and Software Engineers on multiple research, development, and sustaining projects.
  • Directs both internal and external engineering activities associated with the design and development of electrical and software system components for body worn electronics.
  • Recruits, develops, and retains high performing talent.
  • Builds a distributed intelligence and decision making organization.
  • Ensures that projects are completed successfully as established by their specification, schedule and product cost requirements. 
  • Coordinates project timelines, determines and obtains resources, assigns work, monitors progress and results, and provides technical leadership. 
  • Oversees system architecture and design, identifies key architecture components (processor, memory, communications, software languages…).
  • Proactively removes obstacles to drive progress. Manages issue escalations and provides support to teams balancing multiple competing priorities.
  • Engages and energizes the project teams to achieve aggressive goals.
  • Estimates work breakdown structures, task duration, milestone definition and resource management.
  • Collaborates with all areas of company (engineering, regulatory, customer support, manufacturing, marketing…).
  • Collaborates with other engineering managers to establish development standards and development tools across teams.


  • BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field.
  • 5 – 10 years embedded software development experience with demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams on complex projects.
  • Management experience preferred.

Working conditions

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.

Physical requirements

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; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

 Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran