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J&J Family of Companies Principal Image Signal Processing Software Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing creative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. We touch the lives of over a billion people every single day.

Are you ready to impact the world?

If you want to leave your personal mark and be valued for who you are, Johnson & Johnson offers an unusual experience to professionals looking for an opportunity to work with hardworking people who share your real passion for caring in an environment that empowers you to drive your own career.

Ethicon is recruiting for a Principal Image Signal Processing (ISP) Software Engineer, located in either Cincinnati, Ohio or Santa Clara, California.

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made meaningful contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from building the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our dedication to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our dedication to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

The Principal ISP Software Engineer is a key team member for our Advanced Imaging product pipeline, leading and conducting a wide range of assignments in collaboration with the team. This represents an excellent opportunity if you are excited by building transformational surgical capabilities and working in a multi-functional environment.


  • Plan, develop, and validate image signal processing solutions for laparoscopic visualization and advanced imaging products and concepts.

  • Develop technical requirements and architecture, collaborating with internal and external team members, that will support not just a product but a platform for long-term growth.

  • Execute subsystem technical strategies and influence internal multi-functional teams to execute feasibility and product development efforts.

  • Manage project and technical work you're doing to meet the goals of assigned projects

  • Collaborate with external technology companies to integrate advanced imaging technologies into proprietary visualization platforms.

  • Partner with external product development / manufacturing organizations in defining requirements, executing electronic and software subsystems, and launching new products.

  • Establish and maintain strong, productive relationships and collaborations across internal, external, and partner organizations.

  • Conducting and/or participating in technical design reviews of requirements, specifications, designs, etc.

  • Contribute to all aspects of design control activities throughout the product lifecycle



  • BS in an Engineering or Computer Science discipline is required. A MS degree is preferred.



  • A minimum of 8 years of product design/development experience is required, including demonstrated success developing ISP software/algorithms.

  • Experience making marked improvements to 3D/HD Stereo (or comparable) video quality.

  • Solid understanding of ISP techniques and algorithms (e.g. color correction, vignetting, edge enhancement, warping, metrics, etc.).

  • Direct experience developing surgical visualization camera control systems (or similar), including CMOS image sensors and LED/laser light sources, image signal processing.

  • Understanding of surgical (or similar) visualization, image sensors, frame-based image processing, and electronic interfacing of image data streams.

  • Direct experience working across company and organizational boundaries, in many cases without direct authority, to build relationships, define mutual goals, and collaborate to meet objectives.


  • Detailed understanding of industry standard full-lifecycle software development is required, with a strong preference for direct experience in software development in medical devices.

  • Direct experience building prototypes, products, and systems for testing; along with setting up and running laboratory simulations.

  • Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence and graphics processing using GPU is preferred.

  • Experience with medical device or other regulated, high reliability industry development is preferred.

  • Experience supporting verification and validation of medical devices or other high reliability products is preferred.


  • Domestic and international travel of up to 30%

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

Primary Location

United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-4545 Creek Road

Other Locations

North America-United States-California-Santa Clara


Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)

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