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Job Title: R&D Software Engineering Co-op- Fall 2024
Company Name: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/09/2024
Expire Date: 06/19/2024
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Engineering, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Other / General, Real Estate, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
R&D Software Engineering Co-op- Fall 2024

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. 

The Ethicon, Inc. business, a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for R&D Software Engineering Co-ops located in Cincinnati, OH, to help transform the landscape of surgery. 

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is focused on shaping the future of digital surgery and expanding its robotics and digital solutions offerings across the entire portfolio, with multi-specialty, end-to-end solutions in orthopedics, endoluminal intervention and general surgery. This includes the MONARCH® platform, a first-of-its-kind robotic technology indicated for bronchoscopic visualization of and access to patient airways for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the lung. Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment 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 commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

The Software Engineer Co-Op will make vital contributions to the Robotics, Handheld Instruments, or Digital Products pipelines and transform patient care through innovation. They are responsible for working with our NPD teams to design and develop product software for use in cutting edge medical devices and associated capital equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a Software Engineering co-op in the R&D business, you will have the opportunity to: 

    • Design and develop product software to integrate with mechanical, electrical, and distributed computing systems.

    • Develop test tools to test product software in an integrated environment.

    • Convert chosen technical options into formal testable written requirements Document designs and specifications per design control processes. Conform to Industry Standards for Medical Device Software (IEC 62304)

  • Rotations are generally 3-5 months on-site in Cincinnati, OH, and availability for multiple rotations is desired. Responsibilities will increase with each rotation as you learn more by returning to school. 

  • You will have the opportunity to use state of the art tools and take advantage of training courses offered on-site and virtually. 

  • We offer a competitive wage, and the Co-op Program provides each student with a great support system, as well as the opportunity to meet people from various schools throughout the country. 

  • We offer housing assistance to non-local students that live 50 miles from the site.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Enrolled in an accredited College/Institution pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field.

  • Class standing of a sophomore or above at the start of the co-op term in August 2024

  • Considered a student during the co-op term(s) (i.e. will not have already graduated college). 

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Experience in a direct software engineering utilizing C, C , and Python

  • Strong collaboration, proven technical leadership capabilities, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Demonstrate strong interest in healthcare. 

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the co-op term (late August – mid December 2024)



Experience working with…

  • Software design in Linux or similar operating system

  • Software testing tools (e.g. Google Test, NUnit, JUnit, etc.)

  • Distributed Data Services (DDS), e.g. (RTI Connext, OpenDDS, MQTT, or similar distributed data sharing libraries

The anticipated base pay for this position is Sophomore $24.00/hr, Junior $25/hr, Senior $27/hr, Master’s degree $32/hr, Software Engineering major w/ 2 years' experience post-grad $36/hr, Ph.D. degree $50/hr. This is a duration based role with ineligibility for severance.


  • Co-Ops/Interns may be eligible to participate in Company sponsored employee medical benefits in accordance with the terms of the plan. 

  • Co-Ops and Interns are eligible for the following sick time benefits: up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington, up to 56 hours per calendar year

  • Co-Ops and Interns may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension)

For additional general information on Company benefits, please go to: -  https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

This job posting is anticipated to close on August 1st, 2024.  The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on https://www.careers.jnj.com to accept additional applications.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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