Stryker Senior Software Test Engineer - IMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Requisition ID 28998BR

Job Title Senior Software Test Engineer - IMT

Group MedSurg and Neurotech

Division IMT

Business Function Research and Development

Country United States

State/Province MI

City Kalamazoo

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 10%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

Stryker’s Senior SW Test Engineer collaborates with our engineering, marketing and user experience groups in the development of new product solutions that contain complex electronics and SW.

This role has a strong focus on Stryker’s Technology Block Process which are technologies that will be incorporated by multiple business units around the corporation.

This SR. Test Engineer will be involved in the process from research to implementation through the use of various SW requirements to verification traceability and test methodologies, merging an understanding of user needs to drive high quality products that exceed our customer’s expectations.

The Senior SW Test Engineer will assist in developing and implementing a consistent New Product Development approach to verification of Stryker Technology Blocks. This may include researching & implementing new off the shelf tool sets or developing our own tool sets to ensure technologies can be properly verified and validated. Our strongest candidates will not only be experienced and talented in SW development and verification but also have an ability to play in the embedded electronics space, serve as a design advisor, lead requirements management, and have experience with medical device new product development.


  • Collaborate with and support cross functional embedded design teams when necessary

  • Support and coordinate activity relative to Stryker’s ongoing Technology Block Process

  • Closely collaborate with Stryker’s R&D business units

  • Monitor the verification process relative to managed technology blocks

  • Responsible for design input related to requirements management, product verification, computer system validation, and traceability.

  • Collaborate within a cross functional teams to define and plan design research and discovery activities for the purpose of using common technologies across the corporation.

  • Collaborate with teams to design and participate in user research analysis and synthesis for the purpose of creating user needs and setting the direction for early concept development.

  • Attend design reviews and ensure requirements and finished designs are verifiable. Present design concepts to the project team and industrial design team for critiques

Minimum Qualifications

  • May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate

  • May be required to move equipment up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities

  • Coordination of eye, hand, and / or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability

Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, product appearance, etc...)

  • Must be able to generate and explain detailed schedules & performance and design objectives

  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues of a broad scope using independent judgment

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of practical new product development experience in design, quality, or test

  • Experience with CAD tools and requirements traceability tools

  • Viewed as divisional resource in their area of expertise

  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc...)

  • Demonstrated experience & success in collaborating with marketing, engineering, UX and other development team members

  • Demonstrated experience in user / customer centered design

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Eagerness to assist internal and external customers

  • Possess attention to detail and ability to work independently

  • Ability to thrive on juggling multiple demands, prioritizing, delivering under tight timelines, and adapting quickly to change.

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Applicants must relocate to Kalamazoo, MI

  • Experience in medical product device design a plus

Education / Special Training Required

  • BS or BFA degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability