Sr Algorithm Engineer - SW Development and Signal Processing (Remote)
Dexcom, Inc

San Diego, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported expected full-year 2021 revenues of $2.48B, a growth of 27% over 2020. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 6,000 people worldwide.


You will be part of the team that defines, and architects enhanced Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) experience. You will develop algorithms utilizing signal processing and mathematical analysis techniques to ensure the performance and quality of the target medical device. You will design software architecture and help establishing the best software development and design documentation practices.

You will work as a member of the R&D and technology development team and collaborate with other departments including firmware/hardware, sensor/membrane, mechanical engineering, clinical and quality to help design and verify optimal CGM systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and Develop state of the art signal processing techniques to enhance the quality of the signal and improve device performance
  • Design, develop and validate toolsets for algorithm integration and verification
  • Troubleshoot software design and coding issues
  • Create, review and optimize test design, reusable test cases and test procedures to ensure complete functional and non-functional test coverage for the algorithm
  • Participate in the system and software requirements review effort to ensure that requirements are actionable, measurable, and testable
  • Create engineering documentation and design specifications
  • Write documentation related to V&V activities in compliance with quality and regulatory standards to meet FDA requirements
  • Write and edit technical documents such as test protocols and technical reports
  • Run simulations and present results to cross-functional teams
  • Maintains a culture of continuous improvement that strives to ensure product safety and efficacy while accelerating delivery of commitments.
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams to assure project success
  • Develop and execute verification tests

Required Qualifications:
  • Broad experience in software development tools & best practices.
  • Understanding of digital and statistical signal processing methods including adaptive filtering techniques such as least mean squared filters, Kalman filters, etc.
  • Prior experience with software V&V of embedded devices
  • Medical device development experience with good understanding of global medical device regulations, requirements, and standards
  • Proficient in scripting tools like MATLAB and Python
  • Proficient in C/C++, Embedded C Programming
  • Strong technical understanding of algorithms, firmware, and hardware limitations, optimization, and interaction.
  • Excellent communication; both written and verbal, presentation, and networking skills. As this role, may be tasked to play the role of liaison engineer to work with cross functional teams to create design and test products.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good knowledge about software architecture design
  • Familiarity with Scrum process
  • Familiarity with Jira and GitHub

Experience and Education

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 5-8 years related experience or Masters degree and 2-5 years equivalent industry experience or a PhD and 0-2 years experience.

Functional Description

Builds advanced mathematical models of human physiology/anatomy and its interaction with external systems, such as Dexcom's continuous glucose monitors (CGM). Designs, develops and/or evaluates complex algorithms for use in research/development, clinical applications or end user applications. Uses techniques in machine learning, signal processing and neural networks to develop new products or features and enhance the capabilities of new ones. Develops processes and tools to analyze algorithms and plays a strategic role in designing clinical design, while ensuring the product meets regulatory and marketing requirements and maintaining our leading position in the market. Participates in decision making and project planning activities both within the scope of algorithm development and the overall product pipeline. May contribute to manuscripts and publications detailing product features, enhancements or novel algorithmic approaches to design of medical products. Prepares, reviews and advices the organization on the structure of its patent portfolio. May coordinate the translation of product specification to architecture and design following good SW engineering practices.

Functional/Business Knowledge

  • Possesses broad understanding of technical principles and theories. Ability to synthesize external data and research findings for application that may impact technical objectives.


  • Demonstrates successes in technical proficiency and independent thought. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


  • Exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.

Workplace Type

  • The Workplace Type for this role is Assigned Desk. Based on the nature of your role you will have an assigned desk or office located at a Dexcom site and should plan to be onsite approximately 4-5 days per week.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at

An 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. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at

View the OFCCP's Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision at this link.

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