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Siemens Healthineers

software engineering co op

Company: Siemens Healthineers

Location: Hoffman Estates IL

Posted on: September 19

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the worlds most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our team as a Software Engineering Co-op.

Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of whats possible in healthcare to help improve peoples lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.

Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of whats possible, to improve peoples lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

This is a role well suited for a highly motivated student looking to build their skill set and gain hands-on experience. As a Software Engineering Co-op, you will be responsible for:

  • May be involved in all aspects of embedded systems development, including requirements analysis, design, coding, testing and documentation of the motion control and detector subsystems for molecular imaging cameras. Includes safety critical motions, and mitigations to prevent accidents across multiple axes of motion
  • Will be expected to write and test embedded software, execute written test procedures, document results, and to recognize/isolate system anomalies.
  • Tasks include writing code (C/C++) for embedded systems, troubleshooting, testing, and documentation of results. Coop will work with firmware and electrical engineers for the motion control and detector subsystems, and assist with development and test.
  • Provide support for system host emulator, as well as assist in the loading of software in the lab.
  • Coop will also help address issues arising from the Defect Handling Board, and may be asked to help out with certain administrative tasks.
  • The purpose of this internship is to support the development and test of medical applications focused on molecular imaging (SPECT)

This position may suit you best if youre familiar with the following and would like to develop your skills

with Siemens Healthineers:

  • Programming languages C/C++/Python
  • Agile development processes
  • Hands-on work with electronic circuitry, cabling, etc.
  • Duration: Typically includes one term off from class plus summer, or a longer-term co-op assignment that can include rotations in school and at work, with some flexibility in scheduling specifics.

Required skills to have for the success of this role:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program, majoring in Electrical Engineer, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar program of study (minimum rising junior preferred)
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA (preferred)

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose: To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at

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Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US export control law. It is Siemens Healthineers policy to comply fully and completely with all United States export control laws and regulations, including those implemented by the Department of Commerce through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), by the Department of State through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and by the Treasury Department through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions regulations.

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