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Embedded Software Engineer in San Jose, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job ID: MOL002294

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.

Molecular Devices is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Our innovative analytical solutions for cell and protein biology enable our customers to see more, do more, and know more, and to answer life's most important questions. This growing portfolio requires adding a skilled embedded systems engineer.  We are looking for someone knowledgeable in firmware, software, and systems design to help advance our imaging hardware platform, using the latest techniques and practices.  The successful candidate must be self-reliant in designing and implementing new components, while improving and building upon an existing code base, and will report to the Engineering Manager.  Significant development opportunities exist within the portfolio to increase the understanding of firmware architecture as well as optomechanical systems, while collaborating with a growing team to drive breakthrough innovation in cell and protein imaging. 


  • Design, implement and debug changes to new and existing firmware systems
  • Share in code and design reviews with agile team
  • Create test programs for component and systems verification
  • Work with systems, optical, electrical and mechanical engineers to plan, design, and build high-performance systems
  • Work with software engineers, testers or technical support to reproduce and debug issues in existing and new products
  • Create sustainable, well-organized, efficient code
  • Maintain code in modern source control systems
  • Follow best practices in modern build automation

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors degree or higher in a relevant engineering discipline
  • 3+ years experience in embedded systems firmware development
  • Proficiency with C, microcontroller IDEs, Free RTOS, Visual Studio and state machines
  • Experience with C++, C# and .NET preferred
  • Experience with motion control preferred
  • Experience with FPGA and Altium designer preferred
  • Experience with GIT, Perforce, or similar source control system preferred
  • Experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and help the team succeed
  • Results oriented – has track record for delivering results, takes ownership and is accountable
Additional Considerations:
  • Experience with image analysis, computer vision, machine learning
  • Familiarity with design patterns
  • Familiarity with FMEA, and DFX tool sets

* No relocation assistance is available for this position.


At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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