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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Alcon MX
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Designs, develops, documents, tests, maintains, and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

  • Applies advanced level software development principles to the research and development of QNX applications.
  • Develops and applies complex concepts and proposes new and unique approaches, methods, procedures and designs with regular use of ingenuity, creativity and originality to researching technical issues.
  • Assures continuity of products and processes through feasibility assessment, research, design, development and compliance to requirements.
  • Leads design reviews, where applicable
  • Ensures regulatory / statutory / legislative compliance for all project work.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +13yrs; Assoc.+9yrs; M.S.+2yrs; PhD+0yrs)
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • 5 Years of Relevant Experience Preferred Experience:
    • BSc/MSc Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline and 10 years work experience.
    • 10+ years hands-on QNX development experience.
    • Experience with C/C++, and real time operating system technology stacks.
    • Graphical User Interface development and customization.
    • Demonstrated ability to independently research technical issues and generate creative/innovative solutions.
    • Familiarity with hardware design constraints as applied to software interfaces.
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.
    • Development of medical device software in an FDA-regulated environment.
    • Strong background in QNX software development.
    • Development of Graphic User Interfaces using Photon microGUI framework on QNX OS.
    • Experience with multilingual GUI applications.
    • Familiarity with multi-threading, interprocess communication, and multi-computer architecture.
    • Experience with hardware integration, driver development, networking.
    • Cybersecurity and related risk mitigation design approaches.
    • Experience with approaches and platforms for sharing of code.
    • Strong working knowledge of advanced design principles that facilitate maintainability, reuse, and clarity of design Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. At Alcon, we are committed to helping people see better. We believe patients should have access to quality eye care regardless of their economic circumstances; however, barriers to good eye health exist for patients in both developed and emerging markets. -Alcon develops and manufactures innovative devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. Its surgical group is one of the largest makers of equipment used for cataract removal and laser vision correction. Its consumer products include the well-known Opti-Free line of contact lens solutions and related products. Alcon, which was founded in 1945, sells its products in 180 countries worldwide.

Keywords: Alcon MX, Lake Forest , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Lake Forest, California

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