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Ultrasound Engineer
Ref No.: 20-00278
Location: MD
Position Description
We are looking for a highly self-motivated ultrasound engineer with strong interest and track record in R&D to join our team as an innovator and key contributor to the development of ultrasound based medical devices. This position will be a core part of the client's engineering team and will provide technical expertise necessary to expand our products into new markets and develop next generation ultrasound-based solutions to improve patient care.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Ultrasound Engineer will be responsible for the development of ultrasound-based systems, software and settings to meet specific clinical performance requirements related to flow and vessel visualization using B-Mode, color flow Doppler and other imaging modes. Specific responsibilities include:
Design, develop and improve ultrasound systems and software from concept-based prototypes to fully realized product.
Lead analysis and development of imaging requirements and associated software requirement specifications.
Develop software to implement and optimize imaging control using vendor supplied API/SDK.
Create, refine, and verify hardware/systems specifications for vendor supplied ultrasound hardware including beamformers, transducers, and other components.
Assess and qualify ultrasound hardware and transducers from various vendors.
Collaborate with vendors to optimize system imaging performance for specific clinical requirements.
Algorithm development and implementation for automated tuning of imaging settings for B-Mode, CFD, and other modes
Software testing and debugging on both the system simulator and target ultrasound system hardware and generation of associated reports
Work with vendors and their engineering team, to ensure quality and reliability from concept design through stable production.
Design, develop and conduct bench and animal testing for proof of concepts through verification and validation.
Create and updated design documentation, specifications, test protocols and test reports.
Participate in and conduct risk analysis, design reviews, V&V testing, and investigations per FDA and company QMS requirements.
Opportunity to lead development of pipeline products
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in ultrasound physics, systems engineering and image processing, with 3-10 years of related industry experience. Specific qualifications include:
Required:
Ph.D. or M.S. in EE, ME, Physics, or closely related field
3 - 10 years of hands-on experience in design and development of ultrasound based imaging systems, algorithms and/or applications
Strong technical comprehension of ultrasound physics and beamforming
Familiarity with Doppler ultrasound processing and color flow Doppler
Knowledge of state of the art for medical ultrasound hardware and transducers and familiarity with emerging technologies
Experience developing software in C/C++ and Python
Familiarity with medical devices development, and/or experience working in a regulated environment
Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, team dynamics, effective communication, prioritization of tasks, and delivery of commitments.
Preferred
Familiarity with Signal/RF processing
Familiarity with Ultrasound image processing and analysis
Experience in algorithm implementation using OpenCV or ITK
Experience working with vendor supplied SDKs/APIs
Knowledge of GPU-based signal processing algorithms and programming
Experience working with OEM/ODM vendors
Location & Compensation:
The employee will work out the client'soffice in Baltimore, MD full time. Remote work may be considered on a case by case basis with regular in-person meetings.