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Danaher Corporation Firmware Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, California


  • Responsible for maintaining, validating, developing, interface protocols for embedded systems and client-server architecture, mathematical analysis and data acquisition.

  • Enhance and maintain existing firmware verification tools.

  • Develop test protocols/methods to verify firmware applications.

  • Perform black box, white box, regression, and unit testing supporting R&D system application developed in C/C++.

  • Documents firmware test plans, results, and reports Methods used are determined by approved procedures and standards.

  • Tracks firmware test engineering effort by creating and maintaining records in the approved tracking management tool.

  • Communicates status and priority to the test team and management.

  • Collaborates with firmware, system, hardware and software engineers to provide meaningful innovation

  • Continuously improves process and work methodologies by interfacing with peers/cross-functional groups and analyzing activities to improve workflow and work processes.

  • Lead testing of software or firmware based systems.

  • Work on projects that will involve mathematical data analysis, data acquisition and storage, and hardware interfacing and control.

  • Participate in cross-functional project teams with scientists, technical support and other engineers to diagnose software/ firmware issues.

  • Document software/firmware; write technical specifications for interfaces and testing.


Education or Experience (in years):

  • B.S. or M.S. in CS or EE (or equivalent technical discipline). Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.

  • A minimum of 2+ years (1-2 years with Masters degree) of hand-on experience in software testing, writing test scripts, programming embedded system design for commercial instrumentation.

  • Familiarity with C, C++ programming with experience in real-time system design, debug, and testing.

  • Experience with software bug tracking systems like JIRA

  • Familiarity with communication technologies (TCP/IP, UDP etc.), robotics, and system engineering.

  • Fast learner, self-motivated, willing to work outside the job description.

  • Demonstrated analytical/experimental problem-solving skills to understand hardware, software issues, and be able to quickly analyze and resolve system inter-operability problems.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Able to work in an office environment



  • Experience in Medical device industry is a plus

  • Master's degree is preferred

  • Familiarity with Firmware/Hardware testing methodologies Familiarity with scripting tools such as Matlab and Python

  • Basic knowledge of other engineering disciplines helpful (mechanical, electrical, physics)

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

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