Staff Software Engineer
Madison, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day - helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer - helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world.

Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems for alternative cancer treatments. Our radiation therapy for cancer makestreatment shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives.

Job Description


In this role, you will join a diverse and talented team of engineers and be responsible for developing software for treatment delivery from radiation therapy devices, an integral modality for improving the health of many cancer patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and document software architecture solutions for treatment delivery applications on radiotherapy devices.

  • Work with cross-functional teams of systems, service, and software engineering as well as clinical applications and physics support to develop solutions that meet both customer and business needs.

  • Define, maintain, and execute roadmaps for modernizing and/or improving coding standards, development tools and technologies, and architectures.

  • Support process improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of engineering development without sacrificing quality.

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to junior engineers.

  • Proactively share information in a timely manner with the right audiences at an appropriate level of detail.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, and math), or a related technical field

  • Demonstrated proficiency developing software architecture and design for a complex system

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence others to solve complex problems

  • Experience developing software in an object-oriented programming language such as C++, Java, or C#

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Technical Experience:

  • Experience developing software in a highly regulated environment, preferably for medical devices

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and improve on a legacy codebase

  • Experience in agile software development using scrum, XP, or similar frameworks


To qualify for this position, candidates must be able to furnish proof that they are authorized to work in the country they are applying on a permanent basis without sponsorship.

EEO Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top - and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin - including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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