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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Firmware Engineer in Limerick, Ireland

Job Description Summary

Are you ready to make a difference in this world? Do you want to be part of a team that develops ground-breaking medical and biotechnology services and devices? One person can make a singular difference in saving and improving lives. At BD, we are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you. BD, a company standing on 120 years of innovation in medical technology, is currently recruiting talented individuals to join our new Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick. BD’s purpose is to advance the world of health. As part of our team, you will be on the forefront of creating and developing specialized devices, software solutions and systems to help others. Our new Centre in Limerick provides you with cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius. You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

Job Description

BD RCI is seeking a Firmware Engineer (FE) to advance the healthcare experience of user and patients through implementation of robust embedded software solutions for regulated medical devices.

The individual in this position will work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team to deliver products with best-in-class experience. Operating within a regulated SDLC environment, the FE applies robust software design and software management processes, including risk management and usability analysis. Working closely with R&D teams the FE will gather functional requirements, architect a software solution, implement the design in C/C++, work closely with the V&V team to conduct appropriate testing, and track and resolve anomalies.


  • Collaborate closely with other engineers and project leaders to define detailed design specifications that satisfy customer needs.

  • Provide design solution recommendations to cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Plan and execute methodologically sound software design and implementation, following BD design processes and meeting regulatory standards (EN 60601, IEC 62304).

  • Configure and maintain the embedded development environment and toolchain, using scripting and automation where possible.

  • Write clean, portable, structured, and maintainable source code in C/C++.

  • Perform verification tasks including code reviews, unit testing, and integration testing, using automation and static analysis tools where appropriate.

  • Understand business goals and link them to design directions and product architecture and promote short-term solutions that support long-term product vision and strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience, in developing embedded software / firmware.

  • Hands-on experience developing for embedded targets, using C/C++.

  • Experience writing multi-threaded code or using embedded RTOS.

  • Experience working with standard protocols and stacks for wired and wireless interfaces.

  • Familiarity with software configuration management and issue tracking tools.

  • Knowledge of ARM Cortex-M, Cortex-R, or Cortex-A devices and toolchains.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Should be self-directed with effective time-management skills.


  • Experience in the health care, medical device/technology, or other regulated environment.

  • Experience with designing for product security concerns.

  • Experience with developing unit tests and using test automation tools.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

Interested in a career with BD, but this position doesn’t fit your skills and experience? Join our external EMEA Talent Community here: https://emea.jobs.bd.com/

Primary Work Location

IRL Limerick - Castletroy

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.