Nevro Corp.

  • Firmware Engineering Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2018 12:59 PM)
  • About Nevro

    Nevro (NYSE: NVRO) is a public multinational medical technology company headquartered in Redwood City, California. We have developed HF10™ therapy, an innovative, evidence-based neuromodulation platform.


    We started with a simple mission to help more patients suffering from chronic pain. At each stage of development, our research was subject to the highest levels of scientific rigor, resulting in a new therapy that has impacted the lives of over 28,000 patients around the world.


    The Nevro® Senza® SCS System received CE mark in 2010, TGA approval in 2011, FDA approval in 2015, and is commercially available in Europe, Australia, and the United States.


    Nevro is seeking a Manager to lead the firmware engineering function for the Research and Development team in Redwood City.

    This position has the responsibility and authority to lead the firmware engineering team to develop and maintain Nevro’s technologies.  This position will be responsible for mentoring and accelerating the growth of his or her team members and provide regular coaching and feedback to aid in their career development.   This position is a technical management role requiring the ideal candidate to be responsible for leading and driving functional excellence as well as being an individual contributor in the analysis, specification, testing, design and verification of firmware for medical applications in a regulated environment.  They shall lead the effort in research and product development activities ranging from product concept through transfer to manufacturing.

    Role Requirements

    The ideal candidate has:


    At a minimum a Computer Science degree or equivalent BS degree and 7+ years of relevant experience, with at least 4+ years of experience in active implantable medical devices.


    • Demonstrated engineering management skills, with experience recruiting, hiring and managing high performing design teams. A strong desire to promote growth and career development for team members.
    • Experience in the structured environment of a regulated industry such as medical devices, aerospace or similar is preferred.  Functional familiarity with the FDA Submission process, ISO Requirements and QSR requirements is also preferred.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to foster a culture of high quality designs, collaboration, and innovation.
    • Drive to ensure cooperative and open communication processes occur within and across functional groups.
    • Ability to manage budgets as related to annual operating plan targets.
    • Work closely with cross-function teams, including design reviews with QA, marketing, test engineers, hardware engineers to ensure the firmware design meets the product requirements, including safety, reliability and serviceability. Be creative and innovative in the product development process.
    • Make, recommend or justify critical technical decisions in product design. The decision should be based on broad investigation and solid technical rationale.
    • Lead the Development of software in a regulated environment in accordance with internal operating procedures and external standards and regulations. Conducts cross-functional reviews of the software development at appropriate times in the development life cycle.
    • Define FW architecture based on multiple inputs to achieve a high quality firmware design that can be maintained appropriately
    • Identifies opportunities for productivity and quality improvements
    • Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and directing a significant engineering development or a number of small projects with many complex features, utilizing internal and external resources.
    • Guides the transition of advanced technologies into final products. Works closely with other product development team members to assure that their designs interface properly with other system components and to assure that the overall system meets its performance requirements.
    • Assesses new technologies via either comprehensive review of the state of the art or by performing proof of concept work. The results of this assessment must be communicated to the senior management team or other members of the development organization.
    • Contributes to the intellectual property base of the Company via active communication of new concepts to Management.
    • Works in accordance with quality system procedures and actively enforces its objectives

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Minimum 7 years of medical device R&D experience, with at least 4 years of experience in active implantable medical devices.
    • Proven leadership skills and track record of mentoring people and advancing the organization
    • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization
    • Self-starting, self-motivated, self-directed, and self-sufficient
    • Naturally accountable and responsible
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
    • Remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
    • Must possess a professional demeanor and demonstrated effectiveness working with others
    • Expert C and C++ programming skills, as well as proficiency in one or more assembly languages.
    • Expert with low-level development on microcontrollers (e.g. MSP430, ARM, x86, Atmel AVR, STM32 etc.).
    • Experience with low-power firmware architecture is a plus.
    • Experience in RF technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.) is a plus.



    Nevro offers equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital or family status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental condition, protected veteran status, disability, age or other characteristics protected by laws.


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