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Advisory SW Operations 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.

Fueled by the success of the business, the ZOLL R&D team is growing rapidly. ZOLL’s ongoing investment in Research and Development aims to further increase the array of clinical products and applications in tandem with expanding the population of cardiac patients that may be helped by our products.  Our Pittsburgh based R&D group is comprised of an exceptional team of talented, collaborative, and driven individuals focused on developing real world solutions through the creative and intelligent use of technology that helps to improve patient lives.

We are actively seeking technical contributors at all levels and across many disciplines (including enterprise/web and embedded software, electrical/hardware, mechanical/industrial, test, systems engineering, project/program management, human factors, systems analysis, and technical writing among others). You will be developing new and improved products and services, solving technically challenging problems, and working with an outstanding team of technical professionals who are dedicated to protecting patients from sudden cardiac death and saving lives.

The specific duties vary across roles. However, there are some common traits applicable to all:

You need to be well grounded in your technical discipline, ideally through a mix of education and a demonstrated successful track record of performance.
Your passion for your craft will be obvious. You need to be able to juggle multiple responsibilities at once in an exciting, invigorating environment of rapid growth.
You must be able to achieve timely results under high standards of workmanship that are accountable to both regulatory agencies and ultimately our patients.

Here are some specific opportunities currently available at ZOLL LifeVest. We have multiple positions open at each level. If any of these positions sound like a fit for you, please send us a paragraph or two with specific examples explaining why along with your resume

Duties and responsibilities

Primary job duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • Manage continuous integration for software builds and deployments; including: specifying environments, tools, processes and infrastructure needs for continuous integration
  • Manage AWS infrastructure; including: designing, building, and operating distributed large-scale systems in an AWS environment.
  • Design highly available fault tolerant systems and ensure consistency across all development and production environments
  • Apply networking best practices, setting up VPCs, and strong security fundamentals
  • Monitor and collect data to give teams complete visibility into application deployments and performance
  • Automate/improve current processes, where appropriate 
  • Experiment with cutting edge technologies to find new ways of solving problems 
  • Lead initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity of the department
  • Collaborate with development teams to troubleshoot environment issues 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 13 years of experience in web application development
  • Knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management tools (Terraform, Pulumi, Ansible).
  • Working knowledge of the AWS stack 
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Gitlab CI or Jenkins 
  • Strong development background, experience with at least one scripting language (preferably Python, Go, or Javascript)  
  • Ability to solve ambiguous problems with little to no direction 
  • Highly motivated to learn and work in a team environment
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills


  • Strong background in infrastructure as code using Terraform 
  • Experience in containerizing applications using Docker 

Working conditions

his position is located at ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions offices. Evening and weekend work may at times be required.

Physical requirements

T he 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.

Supervisory responsibility

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.

AAP/EEO Statement

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