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Software Efficiency and Reliability Lead - Remote

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Software Efficiency and Reliability Lead - Remote


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

Jan 22, 2021

**Careers That Change Lives**

**Can be remote but will require travel to Northridge, CA**

The Software Efficiency, and Reliability Lead will provide leadership for the Diabetes Software Research and Development team to accelerate, optimize, and improve our software practices. Reporting to the leader of Software Organization, this role will serve as the technical leader for establishing and institutionalizing reliability in the software domain, including embedded systems and mobility applications. The lead will be responsible for ensuring the software development lifecycle reflects best practices. This role will set goals and lead in functional excellence initiatives that improve cycle time, quality, and customer satisfaction, and will transform management to ensure long-term capability and excellence.

The engineer will also lead in integrating software engineering and DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) practices and DFR (Design for Reliability) tools. The engineer will work with other software Directors and Managers to deliver the reliability and efficiency objectives. They must possess the ability to influence colleagues, build a path within a large business software portfolio, and anticipate/envision the future needs as reflected in the 5-year strategic product plan.


Transforming diabetes care together, for greater freedom and better health.

Our strategy is to become a holistic diabetes management company focused on making a real difference in outcomes and cost. We want to transform healthcare toward value-based models by driving both product and business model innovation with the goal of elevating patient experience, improving clinical outcomes and lowering the total cost of care for our customers.

Visit to see an overview of the products in our Diabetes product portfolio.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

**A Day in the Life**

+ Set the strategy for improvements. Select and prioritize projects, ensuring work aligns with strategic goals. Create plans to organize and manage portfolio of improvement projects.

+ Drive software engineering practices that result in fast progress to successful design that performs predictably in the field.Drive the development practices and processes used in the software development organization.

+ Integrate SW and reliability engineering practices and tools.

+ Understand, evaluate and adapt new methodologies to drive acceleration and improvements.

+ Train team members on how to use lean continuous improvement techniques, such as process mapping.

+ Enhance training by collaborating with leaders across the corporation.

+ Collaborate cross-functionally to drive systematic change.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

**To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.**

+ Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Sciences with 7+ year of experience or an advanced degree with 5+ years of experience.

**Nice to Have**

+ 3 + years experience leading initiatives or teams.

+ 1+ year experience SW reliability, process improvement, or efficiency.

+ Demonstrated proficiency with software or process mapping tools/software.

+ Understanding of business analysis and process initiatives to produce measurable productivity gains.

+ Proven team leadership and communication skills, and the ability to influence others at all levels of an organization.

+ Skills and experience in end-to-end process analysis, design and improvement to rapidly deliver major business outcomes.

+ Expert level with Use case/Design models, Agile practices, OOD.

+ Experience in software process and quality improvement including methods such as LEAN and CMMI.

+ Experience in DFSS practices and tools such as DFMEA, P-diagram, Use case Design diagrams.

+ Possesses an understanding of working in an FDA regulated environment

+ Embedded or mobile app software development or test experience.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2021-01-26 Expires: 2021-03-12
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