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Principal Electronics and Software Engineer

Galway, Ireland


Shape the Face of Cancer Treatment at Luminate Medical

At Luminate, we build products that help cancer patients to live, not just survive. Our mission is to build technologies that help oncologists make cancer care better, faster, and safer for patients. Our first two products, Lily and Lilac, are revolutionary devices designed to address hair loss and peripheral neuropathy respectively – two of the most common and difficult side effects of cancer treatment.

We’re looking for a Principal Electronics and Software Engineer to become our internal technical expert across all development programs. You will work on the design, testing, and release to market of the hardware and firmware for our products, while also leading automation of key testing processes.

Working at Luminate Medical

  • This is a key early hire at a rapidly growing company. You will have an opportunity to shape the development of a high-impact patient-facing product and gain first-hand insights into the growth of a start-up.

  • We offer a highly competitive salary comparable with multinational medical device companies (available on application), a flexible benefits package (including health insurance and pension), alongside a company laptop, headphones and camera.

  • We believe in quality of life in our product and for our people, offering flexible working hours and a generous vacation policy.

What You Will Do:

  • Drive patient-focused cancer care products from concept to reality by:

    • Leading the specification of technical requirements for electronics and firmware subsystems.

    • Collaborate with subcontract hardware and firmware designers to design and produce PCBs, and to select key components, such that our devices meet user needs and all standards requirements.

    • Preparing and reviewing test protocols for design verification and compliance testing (e.g. IEC 60601 series, IEC 62304).

    • Problem solving test failures or product issues.

    • Enabling market launch by managing compliance with applicable standards as the internal subject matter expert for electronics, firmware, and software technical standards for medical devices.

  • Lead automation of processes to help us bring state of the art products to patients by:

    • Identifying areas of potential improvement through automation.

    • Writing code to automate testing processes successfully.

    • Lead software validations to ensure we can use data gathered from automated test cycles.

Take responsibility for the delivery of electronics and firmware work packages alongside subcontract partners.


Personal Attributes – The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • Creative: A creative problem solver who is enthusiastic about new ideas.

  • Open: A proactive team player who seeks to help develop your teammates. You are willing to adopt, engage with and shape company culture in a positive manner. You can give and receive candid feedback in a constructive and positive manner.

  • Communicative: Proficient in written and verbal communication and collaboration skills. You are able to share ideas and support exploration of other ideas.

  • Self-Driven: You have a sense of urgency in your work and thrive when taking responsibility for tasks.

  • Organised: You can prioritise your list of tasks with input from more senior colleagues and ensure actions are completed on time.

Requirements – The Ideal Candidate Must Have:

  • 10+ years of electronics and firmware design experience, ideally in a medical device or similarly regulated environment.

  • Completed IEC 60601 testing and achieved electrical safety certification (e.g. UL, CSA, TUV) for at least one medical device product which is now on the market.

  • Experience of completing software validations per IEC 62304.

  • Experience working to standards such as ISO 13485.

  • A qualification in Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, or similar.

Advantages – It Would be Advantageous to Have:

  • Experience working with wearable or home-use medical devices.

Don’t have all of these requirements?

Some people are less likely to apply for a role unless they are 100% qualified. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart - tell us what you have learned and achieved, whether personal or work-related! With the right mindset, many of the skills above can be learned on the job. If this role excites you, don’t let the description hold you back!

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