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3M Sr. Software Development Engineer (Sterilization Focus)* in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Sr. Software Development Engineer – Sterilization Focus

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

Sterilization test vessels are tightly controlled sterilizers intended to test and/or release biological and chemical indicators for our Device Reprocessing business. As a Sr. Software Development Engineer in the Quality organization, you will have the opportunity to collaborate cross-functionally on a unique and diverse product platform in a dynamic, high growth 3M Medical Device Business. Your focus will be to independently maintain and develop new functionality on existing sterilization vessel platforms while working to implement new software solutions on new technology.

Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Planning, designing, developing code and test software systems or applications for software enhancements on new and legacy systems. Strong understanding of the structure and logic of object-oriented programming.

  • Completing development of Visual Studio project for new sterilizer system

  • Leading Visual Studio software reviews, documenting findings, and making applicable code updates after reviews

  • Revising and refining system performance

  • Developing and maintaining operational and system level documentation. Must be able to apply software development lifecycle process (SDLC) concepts and have a proven track record of delivering solid, robust applications, and can generate and maintain documentation in a medical regulated industry.

  • Implementing design specifications, system flow diagrams, documentation.

  • Verifying and validating software in a revision-controlled environment, to include test cases, protocol execution and report writing

  • Becoming a subject matter expert on legacy software by making enhancements, complying with standards, and meeting stringent hardware performance requirements.

  • Troubleshooting, investigating, and analyzing software bugs and system performance.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years programming experience with Visual Studio (VB, C#..) and SQL in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited institution

  • Strong skills in SDLC and documentation for medical (requirements generation, software design reviews, verification\validation (IQ\OQ\PQ), traceability matrix…)

  • Strong system interaction understanding (software, hardware, test…)

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Detailed-oriented documentation and communication

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new tools and technologies

  • Ability to take individual initiative and accountability for assignments

  • Ability to meet project plan timelines and produce a high-quality product

  • Strong conceptualization, analytical, and logic skills

  • Works well in a collaborative environment

  • Experience with PLC programming OR desire to learn as a growth opportunity

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (ISO 13485, ISO 9001…)

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation Assistance: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws. U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens. To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s). The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

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