Johnson & Johnson Careers


Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Requisition ID: 7791180509

over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.


With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 


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

The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms, and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, advanced energy, robotic surgery, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago, as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 25 years ago, in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing creative devices that have driven the groundbreaking shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

As a software co-op in the R&D department, you will have the chance to:

  • Use state of the art tools and take advantage of training courses offered on-site.
  • Work on research and development projects under the guidance of our Software and Electrical Engineers to develop logic/firmware for the new product line.

Responsibilities will increase with each rotation as you learn more by returning to school. Rotations are generally 3-5 months and availability for multiple rotations is desired. We offer a competitive wage and subsidized, furnished housing for non-local students. The R&D Design, Development, and Quality 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.



To be eligible for an R&D Software Co-op position, you should:

  • Have a solid understanding of object-oriented programming and software design patterns
  • Have a working knowledge of C/C++ programming, along with basic proficiency with Python or other common scripting language.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/institution pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant field.
  • Be in your second year or above in school at the beginning of your co-op.
  • Considered a student during the desired co-op session(s) (i.e. will not have already graduated college).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 is strongly preferred
  • Have demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.
  • Students must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

Additionally, experience with any of the following would be preferred:

  • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Operating System internals and/or device driver development
  • GNU Debugger, or other Integrated Debugging Environment
  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs
  • Ability to read an interpret electrical schematics

Please Note: This position’s focus is on embedded software development, and therefore is not a good match for students wishing to focus on .NET, C#, Java, or other high-level application/web development.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
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