Sr. Systems Engineer - Product Development

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 240700
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Flanders
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
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Job Description:

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER in New Product Development

Position Overview
The Systems Engineering organization is focused on the development of automated medical devices for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) working with infectious diseases, oncology, cardiac markers, fertility testing, thyroid function, clinical chemistries and other clinical applications. From an engineering standpoint these medical devices rely on precision mechatronics, robotics, fluid delivery systems and thermal controls to allow for the accurate and precise reporting of patient assay results.


As part of the Siemens Healthineers Lab Diagnostics Systems Engineering team, the Senior Product Engineer will be responsible for the integration, design space characterization, and verification of systems for all new lab diagnostic development projects with a focus on assay performance.

The Senior Product Engineer position is open at one of our three site locations: Tarrytown, NY headquarter site, Newark, DE site or Flanders, NJ site.  Regardless of the site location of this position, there will be expectation of travel up to 25% to the other two sites as part of the Sr Product Systems Engineering role and responsibilities


The position reports to the Head of Systems Engineering within the Design Engineering function of the Global Engineering Organization (GEO).

Responsibilities of Senior Product Engineer:
  • Work closely with cross-functional design team members to ensure that the full understanding of subsystem/system functionality and performance is developed

  • Drive the development of systems design concepts to meet clinical chemistry and immunoassay performance requirements

  • Develop expertise in the interaction between different elements of detailed design, give unique insight to the potential for emergent behavior and weigh merits of various design concepts against each other

  • Oversee, plan and execute experiments to study design feasibility  and identify & characterize critical design parameters and their boundaries

  • Identify solutions to complex technical issues by troubleshooting, determining root cause, and then proposing design modifications as they pertain to lab diagnostic device system & assay performance

  • Analyze system & assay performance test data and establish acceptance criteria

  • Anticipate potential problems that may impact system performance  and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Write & review data-driven technical summaries and test reports
  • Assure compliance to all verification and integration quality procedures and policies of product development

  • Oversees procedures pertaining to:
    • system integration
    • prototype configuration management during system verification
    • design verification and traceability
    • product risk management
    • design transfer
  • Collaborate with all Design and Commercial Product Engineering teams
  • Demonstrate Systems Engineering best practices

    Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
    B.S in Engineering or Biological Sciences required

  • 5+ years working experience as Systems Engineer in new product development

  • Appreciation for the FDA regulated medical device industry  
  • Skilled in systems thinking with a broad range of knowledge and experience in systems requirements, integration, verification and validation

  • Strong grasp of engineering fundamentals and how to apply across hardware/software platforms
    Work experience as part of large integrated, cross-functional teams. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Learning mindset and clear thinker
Desired Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Work experience in the medical device industry
  • Experience with thermal control and/or robotics a plus
  • Six Sigma DFSS training
  • Certified SCRUM Master

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