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Software Development Program

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Software Development Program

Franklin Lakes, NJ +3 locations
  • Responsibilities

    BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 72,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety, and expand access to health care.

    Program Overview

    The BD Software Development Program (SDP) is designed to give new Computer Science/Computer Engineering graduates an opportunity to spend the first three years of their career rotating through different BD businesses and locations in the US. Each year long rotation will expose the SDP to new products, processes and marketplaces while expanding their BD network with each successive rotation. Following the completion of the program, SDP’s progress into a full-time position in one of the BD businesses based on their interests and business needs. SDP is a newly formed program led under the direction of BD’s Engineering Development Program (EDP), now in its 20th year.

    Potential SDP rotation locations include:

    • San Diego, CA
    • San Jose, CA
    • Sparks, MD

    Job Description

    An SDP is a positive, forward-looking person who must be self-directed requiring minimal daily direction, presents a positive and professional demeanor, and is willing to learn about the BD medical device instrumentation and applications.

    The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the software project team lead and other software engineers to develop software components for medical instrumentation; work directly on instrument hardware to design, develop, and test software and hands-on implementation of well-documented, testable, high-quality code. An SDP will also collaborate with stakeholders, analysts, scientists, and with systems, electrical, mechanical, and test engineers to understand product requirements and realize them in software. The development of detailed software architecture and design documents while following medical device regulations and quality processes is also among the day-to-day responsibilities. Participation in design reviews and code inspections, providing clear, actionable feedback is expected as is providing regular status updates and participating in all scrum activities.

  • Qualifications

    *Qualifications: *

    • BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline is required
    • Excellent academic record
    • Relevant internship or co-op experience
    • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Willingness to relocate annually during the three-year program

    *Skills and Knowledge: *

    • Demonstrated positive work ethic with a strong commitment to achieving project goals
    • Demonstrated interest and experience in the med tech industry
    • Experience or coursework in relational database design and access is desirable
    • Experience in designing and implementing complex data structures and algorithms, with a focus on process efficiency is a plus
    • Direct technical experience in software engineering is preferred
    • Experience developing in a team environment is a plus
    • Strong technical documentation skills are a plus

    Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

    Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

    All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email

  • Industry
    Medical Devices
  • Locations
    San Diego, CA • San Jose, CA • Sparks Glencoe, MD • Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • About Us

    BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.