Senior Software Engineer - Advanced Development

Location: Chelmsford, MA


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer on our leading-edge advanced development team, the successful candidate will be responsible for prototyping and developing software, including both application and embedded system level code, for new life saving technologies.  The candidate will be responsible for performing work within the advanced development team and collaborating with cross-functional team members in product development, regulatory, quality, and manufacturing.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop software solutions for algorithms and technologies within the Advanced Development organization

  • Translate customer and system requirements into preliminary software requirements.

  • Transition software to product development for commercialization

  • Contribute to software integration activities for integrating new algorithm and/or technology software into device software or hardware subsystems

  • Develop and review software verification test plans and protocols for software developed by the advanced development team

  • Remain current with software engineering trends and technologies through activities such as self-study, webinars, seminars, user group meetings and conferences

  • Identify, recommend, and prototype potential customer solutions

  • Identify technical risks and recommend courses of action

  • Follow standard operating procedures and software engineering best practices including documentation of software architectures and source code

  • Mentor and guides less experienced software engineers

  • Collaborate with team members and contribute to a positive team environment that creates high quality solutions

Skill Requirements:

  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in embedded systems, computer architectures, software programming (embedded and application), and integration with hardware/electronics

  • Knowledge and experience with programming languages such as C, C++, C#, and Python

  • Demonstrated innovativeness through solutions in software development, algorithms, code development, and/or related engineering problems

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Positive attitude and affinity for teamwork, logic, innovation, initiative

  • Strong critical thinking with effective problem-solving skills in solving new, unique, and deep technical challenges

  • Ability to foresee challenges and provide alternative solutions and make strong recommendations with engineering-based rationales

  • Ability to prioritize and work on more than one project concurrently

  • Holds self accountable for delivering on commitments

Education Requirements:

  • BS degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or related engineering/science discipline; MS degree preferred

  • At least 6 years of software design and development experience in a research and development environment (which may include graduate research)

  • Experience working in a regulated environment with design controls, such as medical devices, is a plus but not required

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990