Sr Algorithm Engineer
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 15, 2019
Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. provides continuous glucose
monitoring technology to help patients and their clinicians better
manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better
outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering
solutions for people with diabetes - while empowering our community
to take control of diabetes.
You will be part of the team that defines, and architects enhanced
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) experience. You will analyze
CGM time series data to develop technologies that can rapidly adapt
to changing customer and business needs. Work on glucose and
relevant time-series data to develop signal processing/filtering
methods, algorithms/analytics, statistical models, and simulations
for enhancing the utility of CGM systems and quality of life of
Work as a member of a R&D and technology development team.
Collaborate and communicate with other departments including
firmware/hardware, sensor/membrane, and mechanical engineering to
help design and verify optimal CGM systems. May author clinical
reports and external publications and will contribute significantly
to Dexcom activities to achieve leadership in improving CGM and its
Functional Description: Technical Individual Contributor
Designs, develops and evaluates complex algorithms for use in
systems and subsystems for research/development and/or clinical
applications. Develops data analysis tools to evaluate algorithms.
Participates in decision making and project planning regarding
algorithm development. Algorithms may be used in commercial or
end-user applications. May prepare and review patent applications
and manuscripts for publication or presentations. May translate
specifications into architecture and design following good software
Possesses broad understanding of technical principles and theories.
Ability to synthesize external data and research findings for
application that may impact technical objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Use techniques from signal processing, time series, statistical
analysis and machine learning to develop new algorithms and enhance
the existing ones to improve CGM system performance and
- Contribute to research in CGM system to respond to customers
and market needs
- Apply data mining and machine learning techniques to extract
valuable information and patterns from the server data
- Optimize firmware and hardware designs
- Run simulations and present results to cross-functional
- Generate reports and support publications
- Typically requires a Bachelors degree with 5+ years of related
experience or a Masters degree with 2+ years of related experience
or a PhD or equivalent.
- Program in statistical programming languages such as R, MATLAB
- Sound understanding of statistics, analog and digital signal
- Programming experience with C/C++
- Demonstrates successes in technical proficiency and independent
- 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
- Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work,
general instructions on new assignments.
- 0 24%
Language Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively in
English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety
rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees of organization.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to
perform the following Physical Activity: Standing, walking,
sitting, using hands, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms,
climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear,
taste or smell. May be required to lift 0 lbs. to over 100 lbs.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. May be exposed to the following
environmental conditions: Wet or humid conditions, work near moving
parts, work in high - precarious places, fumes or airborne
particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions,
extreme heat (non-weather), extreme cold (non-weather), risk of
electric shock, work with explosives, risk of radiation, vibration.
The noise level in this work environment can range from quiet to
Please note: The information contained herein is not intended to be
an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the
skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its
discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this
job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job
description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable
accommodation or other reasons.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability.
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request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment
selection process, please contact Talent Acquisition at
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