Great Careers

Embedded Systems Engineer/Developer

July 06, 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic embedded systems engineer/developer to join our team. Your role will be to design, prototype, and develop fully functional embedded systems that accomplish data acquisition and control of physiological signals like electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration, and arterial pulse waveforms.


Bachelor’s (or higher) in electrical/electronic engineering and/or equivalent


  • 5+ years’ experience as an embedded system designer and developer
  • Strong knowledge of microcontroller (e.g., NXP, TI, Microchip, etc.) architecture and design
  • Hands-on experience in microcontroller programming using C, embedded C, assembly, and other languages
  • Proficiency in data acquisition/control using microcontrollers
  • Expertise in coding ADCs, DACs, GPIOs, RTCs, and other components connected to a microcontroller
  • Experience in hardware component connectivity and use, e.g., UART, RS232, USB, SPI, and I2C interfaces/commands/programming
  • Good knowledge of generation/control of multiple PWM signals
  • Well-versed in using microcontroller-based FPGAs for data acquisition/control/analysis
  • Good knowledge of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies
  • Solid knowledge of digital signal processing (DSP), e.g., high-frequency data acquisition at sampling rates of 500 Hz and higher, data re-sampling, and digital filtering


  • Experience in medical device development
  • Knowledge about biosensor integration into microcontroller-based systems
  • Basic knowledge of physics and human physiology
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Committed to fulfilling critical deadlines
  • Independent worker
  • Be able to take initiative
  • Creativity


This is a full-time position based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, requiring forty hours of work per week. The initial duration of the appointment is 12 months with a possibility of an extension (for another 12 months) based on performance and fit.


Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Working in Canada

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. However, qualified international candidates are encouraged to apply. In case an international candidate is selected, we will facilitate their immigration to Canada by helping them secure a work permit.


Please supply a covering letter along with CV to the attention of Dr. Saif Ahmad. It is also preferable that you provide at least two specific examples of prototypes/devices/systems that you may have developed or worked on.